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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,359 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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2006 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 142013

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 103,156 miles


GM designed this car with a no key entry for the rear hatch. It does not have an internal manual unlocking mechanism for the hatch. If the car is in an accident, there would be no way to open the rear hatch. On top of this, the rear hatch lock actuator fails for thousands of customers. This either locks the hatch in place, or leaves it unable to be locked. GM needs to do a recall to fix this issue. It is unsafe, and costing thousands of customers upwards of a $400 repair just to correct it at the dealer.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #5

May 012012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Latch/ lock just stop working, had to crawl over seat and tap on the latch to release to open. Majority of the time I had no success in opening latch tch is open and I don't have a key to unlock or to lock. The latch appears to be defective.

- Capitol Heights , MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 282011


  • 122,000 miles
Have a 2006 Z-71 Suburban, and the rear lift gate and glass will not open, can't hear it lock or unlock, no inside handle or way to unlock manually, not safe.....

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 242009


  • 90,000 miles


2006 Chevy Suburban rear hatch does not unlock, lock has failed, and has no manual ability to unlock, which is a safety issue.

- Germantown, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 142009


  • 56,000 miles
2006 Chevy Suburban rear liftgate will not unlock. I've investigated this matter on the internet and found tons of people with other Chevy models experiencing the same issues. Chevy didn't install any type of key entry from outside or a release handle inside. With this occurring all the time with numerous vehicles all over the country, Chevy should be recalling this product to fix it. If something happened in one of these vehicles like a fire and a child was to get trapped or an adult this would be disaster...

- Leicester, NC, USA

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problem #1

Jul 022008


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that the trunk lift would not open on the vehicle. Currently, there is no access to the trunk from the exterior nor the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 45,023.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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