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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012014

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


2008 Chevrolet Suburban. Consumer writes in regards to the disappointment in the manufacturer due to numerous vehicle repairs. The consumer stated the vehicle would run rough, the check engine light illuminated, the service stabilitrak and traction control lights illuminated when some of the cylinders shut down, the lifters were not properly lubricated, causing them to fail. The engine consumed large amounts of oil. There were noises coming from the oil pan and transmission area, 3 of the 4 door locks actuators were replaced, the rear liftgate broke for the 4th time, the right retractable mirror was inoperable, the cruise control worked about 505 of the time, which was probably tied the throttle positioning sensor going bad as well. Also, the vehicle had significant electrical problem, where certain lights would illuminate on the dashboard, there was an audible clicking noise, that sounded like a relay firing very quickly.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 062011


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the rear view mirror failed to give a clear view of the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 87,000.

- Bloomfield, MI, USA

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