Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Print this page Notes: Engines shouldn't need a new quart of oil every 500-1000 miles, but for thousands of Suburban owners that's exactly what's happening. Engine oil consumption on aluminum block engines with Active Fuel Management (AFM) is out of control and owners are left looking for answers.

The most likely culprit is an uncovered AFM valve which, in many cases, can be covered under warranty. The problem is the issues don't stop there and many owners have been told by GM just to buy a new engine. Take one guess who they want to pick up the tab.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,875 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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2007 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 262012


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that while opening the driver side door the handle fell off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the handle needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who filed a report and did not offer any additional assistance. The failure and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Sulphur , LA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012010


  • 67,138 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the front passenger and rear driver side door handles both cut into the fingers of passengers while attempting to exit the vehicle. The dealer was notified and the front passenger door handle was replaced. The failure mileage was 67,138 and the current mileage 85,000.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #3

May 012009


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the exterior door handle fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times to replace the handles yet the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered to assist with the cost of the replacement handles but would not cover the labor costs. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the handles were poorly manufacturer and a safety hazard. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 66,000. Updated 12/19/11

- Madison , MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 152010


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the driver side and passenger side doors on the vehicle locked and the contact had to crawl through the window to get out. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the doors were repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000 and the current mileages were approximately 26,000. Updated 03/16/11 updated 12/14/11

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 302010


  • 22,235 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. A passenger opened the front door and cut her hand on the door handle. An authorized dealer was notified and stated that they would replace all of the door handles under the warranty. The contact also stated that the chrome paint on all of the door handles was chipping. The failure and current mileages were 22,235.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

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