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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,236 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 302013


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the liftgate door actuator failed and the contact was unable to release the door in an open position. In addition, the vehicle was not designed with a manual lock to access the rear liftgate. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Winter Haven , FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 152013

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 90,180 miles
The driver was sitting at the stop light for approximately one minute. Both the driver and passenger heard a revving noise. The driver's right foot remained on the brake. She never put her foot on the gas pedal, yet the vehicle accelerated forward into the intersection. The Suburban was struck on the driver's side by a truck, spun and was hit again on the front of the vehicle. The driver sitting at the light behind our Suburban agreed that our car was at a complete stop when it suddenly went into the intersection. The Suburban was deemed totaled by our insurance company.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 112012


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the liftgate failed. The contact mentioned that she was unable to open the liftgate from the inside or the outside of the vehicle since it did not have a key entry. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Tuscan, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 032012


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that while driving at highway speeds, the hodo latch failed and the hood opened, blocking the view of the highway. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied assistance with repairs of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 125,000.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 012010


  • 71,000 miles
This is a preventative complaint about a 2005 Chevy Suburban rear glass hinge. Since finding ours broken for no apparent reason, we have found many other owners of Suburban and Tahoe with the same issue, some even stating the glass flew off into the road.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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