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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,846 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252010


  • 26,693 miles


Purchased car July 09 begin having problems immed with seatbelt replaced 9/17/09, 11/ 25/09, radio lock, solenoid valve replaced 1/21/10, Aug of 2010 started having problems with 4 wheel dr. Car has been serviced at least 12 times since then for 4 wheel drive issues. I got stuck in snow Dec. 2012 with no 4 wheel drive. The transfer case has been replaced 6 times since start ofd prob. I am concerned for the safety of the vehicle since I purchased it with intention of needing 4 wheel drive.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 052011


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban. While parked, the contact exited the vehicle and was unable to unlock the driver side door. The contact turned the key to shut the vehicle off but the gear shift selector shifted into drive and began to reverse independently. The contact was able to depress the brake pedal and shut the vehicle off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Dover, DE, USA

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