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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,290 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.

2010 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012014


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Suburban. When the vehicle was started, the vehicle and the garage filled up with dark gray smoke without warning. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle failed an oil consumption test due to an oil consumption leak. The dealer stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact back to the dealer. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not worth the repair costs. The manufacturer offered the contact a deal to purchase a new vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Lonsdale, MN, USA

problem #5

May 232016


  • miles
Cracks in dashboard drivers side & on passenger side as well-dealership replaced ($100) -told me to stop using armor all and the like- now 2nd dash has done the exact same thing--next problem lifter started tapping (70,000) afm 5.3L engine--anyone else experiencing the same

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #4

Nov 012015


  • 110,000 miles
The vehicle is consuming excessive amounts of engine oil and fouling spark plugs.

- Jber, AK, USA

problem #3

Nov 292015


  • 140,000 miles


Two years ago my stabilitrak failure warning came up. The engine wouldn't go over 20 mph. The battery was replaced and the issue corrected. This week it happened again. While driving, the stabilitrak warning came up and car power/ acceleration went down to almost nothing. Chevy is saying they *think* my cam shaft lifter failed and it's almost $7,000 to fix. This seems to be an ongoing problem in the Chevy/GMC cara of this manufacturing time. It's dangerous and someone will get killed.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 272014


  • 102,742 miles
I was driving on the interstate when suddenly the traction stability control system lit up and the vehicle wouldn't go past 35mph. I took it to a GMC dealership who identified that the throttle position sensor cover needed to be replaced as well as reprogramming the ECM. This could be highly dangerous especially while on an interstate traveling 60-65 mph and then suddenly lose power and not being able to go faster than 35.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jan 202014

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Service lights came on - stabilitrak service needed. Engine light came on. Car went into reduced power mode. Engine started to "sputter". took car in for service at GM dealer. They need to replace the throttle body and sensor. This problem is reported all over the internet with GM trucks and SUV's. obviously there is a manufacturers defect. GM is not covering the problem or fixing it at their cost. $600 to fix.

- Westlake Village, CA, USA

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