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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 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.

2008 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172012

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


On four occassions, this vehicle loses power and stalls out while driving - has happened on four occassions annually within the month: 12/2009; 12/2010; 01/2011; 01/2012. On each ocassion, the dealer has replaced throttle body under warranty. Problem does not appear to have been fixed and is a safety concern.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232010

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
New car purchased in 2008. Multiple issues with car consuming excess oil and losing engine power. 27,000 miles had to replace all amf lifters in engine 29,000 miles had to replace throttle body assembly system 31,000 miles had to install new oil pump, gasket and seal 32,000 miles had to replace oil gasket 37,000 miles oil intake system plugs burning oil and oil on intake valve. Had to clean engine and installl 8 valve seals.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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