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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,264 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 #15

Jun 012011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 41,529 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

In November 1008 the driver's side outside chrome door handle began coming loose from the door. It was replaced under warranty, failed part #25960525. Now, in June 2011, the rear driver's side outside chrome door handle is coming loose from the door. Will take it to the dealer when we return from a scheduled trip.

- Ooltewah, TN, USA

problem #14

Jun 012009

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Door handles are separating from the body. Pose a departure failure at highway speeds. 3 of 4 door handles are coming off.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Jan 242011

Suburban

  • miles
The chrome on both the driver and passenger side interior door handles is peeling off and cuts your fingers everytime you try to open the door.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #12

Jan 042011

Suburban

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I attempted to open my driver side door. The chrome is beginning to peel off and it sliced into my middle finger. My wife cut her finger on the chrome handle yesterday.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #11

Oct 222010

Suburban

  • 52,000 miles
2007 Chevy Suburban - inside door handles - chrome peeling off and cutting hands and fingers! potential to occur every time you open the door!

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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problem #10

Sep 092010

Suburban

  • 63,000 miles
There is a recall for the chrome door handles on the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, but I am having the same problem with the chrome in my 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The dealer says the Suburban is not part of the recall even though it is the exact same problem in almost the same car. This recall needs to be expanded. I have had two people cut their hands on my door handle, and I'm going to just sand it down myself or wrap it with duct tape.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 302010

Suburban

  • 55,434 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2007 Chevrolet Suburban interior door handles are peeling the top layer of metal off. This metal exposes extremely sharp surfaces. Two members of my family have cut their fingers on the door handles.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #8

Aug 202010

Suburban

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Suburban, inside door handles cut hands and fingers of family members. GM dealer will not warranty repairs to the handles and wants to charge for the defect.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #7

Jun 052010

Suburban

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that rear door locks would not unlock when he shifted into park gear. He had to manually unlock the rear doors to open them. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the locks were failing and he would be responsible for the repair costs. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 53,880. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Bixby, KY, USA

problem #6

Nov 282008

Suburban

  • 17,000 miles
Purchased new and own a 2007 Chevy Suburban. We have cut our hands several times opening the driver side door when pulling the inside door handle inward. This has been caused by the peeling fake chrome plastic that covers the inside handle. This peeling fake chrome creates a sharp edge as it peels off that is directly positioned to rub across one's fingers as you pull the door handle in toward you to open the door.

- Eden, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 072010

Suburban

  • 37,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Inside right and left door handle chrome plating coming off causing sharp edge, resulting in cuts.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 122009

Suburban

  • 58,000 miles
We have a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban ltz. We paid extra for an automatic rear lift gate, which you can open with your key remote, . last week the automatic gate started malfunctioning. The gates lifts up a few feet then slams back down. Luckily our small child did not get under the lift gate or I am afraid she would have been severely injured by the rear gate slamming closed. We were told by the dealership that the gears are striped on the lift gate. 2 1/2 years of use and the gears are striped?

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 102007

Suburban

  • 10,000 miles
Chrome plating on front door handles is flaking off creating sharp edges.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 032009

Suburban

  • miles
The platting or plastic covering on interior door handle separates from handle along a seam on top edge of the passenger door handle. Passenger's hand was cut severely requiring medical attention. Upon examining handle on driver's side the same condition is beginning to occur. I have had to wrap tape around the handles to prevent further injury.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #1

May 152008

Suburban

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While placing fuel in the vehicle, the gasoline spews back out onto the contact. Also, the rear door opened automatically and the flip-N-fold seats flipped up and down while the vehicle was in motion. Lastly, the turn signals do not work. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they made her an offer; however, the contact refused. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 25,000.

- Lancaster, WI, USA

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