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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,265 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.

2009 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242014

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 40,053 miles

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

Accelerating in traffic on a three lane road. At approximately 30 mph, the vehicle power steering, brakes, and acceleration locked up. I could barely turn the wheel and the brake pedal was unresponsive. I could not accelerate at all. I was able to muscle the car into a parking lot and jam on the breaks to coast to a stop. The power was still on the car, but the ac was not blowing as hard. After a restart, it worked normally.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 312012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
While taking 4 children to school in the morning, the dash traction control light started flashing and the engine died. Power steering and breaks were gone and I was left stranded in the middle of a busy intersection. After several frantic minutes, I was able to restart the engine a drive home.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 182009

Suburban

  • 743 miles
Case no. 1-4061367 reported to GM customer communication center on 18/11/2009 "steering vibration" while driving above 100 km/H¿. according to GM dealer services department confirmed verbally ¿acceptable vibration¿. Chevrolet has not responded to a complaint case no. 1-4061367 reported to GM customer communication center on 11/18/2009 and none of my presented questions and investigation/documentation requests were addressed.

- Dhahran, 00, USA

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