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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,333 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 #3

Feb 152012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


Stability system indicator/traction active/traction control indicator come on when making left hand turn sometimes vehicle stalls when accelerator is pressed and "traction active" will illuminate on the dic. Dealer stated that it was a "wheel hub sensor". replaced left wheel hub assembly, still have same issue. In work on replacing right hand wheel hub assembly to see if this corrects issue, but by the look of some of the other responses it will not. Need a recall if this is happening, possible life threatening situation if car stalls when turning through oncoming traffic.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #2

Apr 162012

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Stability system was disabled with encoder actuator having no communication. Needed to replace transfer case two/four wheel drive actuator. Vehicle has not been in 4 wheel drive in months and randomly "fried."

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2006 Suburban loses power immediately after initial acceleration and a "traction active" warning appears on my dashboard. This has caused my vehicle to become trapped in front of oncoming traffic when attempting to make left hand turns. This has happened repeatedly and my wife now fears for her life and refuses to drive the truck. It happened to me last night and an oncoming car had to swerve into traffic to avoid ramming my stalled vehicle. The internet is littered with similar statements. This appears to be a systemic problem with GM vehicles and it poses a threat of fatalities subsequent to such a failure. Why have there been no recalls for what appears to be a design flaw that is impacting and threatening the safety of every GM truck owner?

- Chicago, IL, USA

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