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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,200 miles

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1998 GMC Suburban windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 032004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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

Windsheild wipers don't work properly when set to intermittent. They work fine when set to low or high speed.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #9

Jun 172003

Suburban

  • 104,000 miles
While driving in a rainstorm windshield wipers failed.

- Gadsden, AL, USA

problem #8

Nov 032003

Suburban Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
While driving at various speeds vehicle stalled without warning. Dealer had not been able to duplicate the problem. Also, windshield wipers worked intermittently.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #7

Aug 262003

Suburban

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers come on and off intermittently while traveling in inclement weather. Cause of failure is undetermined at this time.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #6

Dec 052001

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. When they do not work, the wipers and the windshield fluid motor don't work at all. There is a recall for this exact same problem for Suburban 1994-1997. Normally they will work when you first start the car, but then go out after about 10 minutes, and fail to work the rest of the day.

- Sanford, NC, USA

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problem #5

Jun 212003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I own a 1998 GMC Suburban. The wiper motor on this vehicle is defective. There is a recall (# 03V159000) on the 1997 wiper motors......but not on the 1998 even though the design and wiper motor are the same. During a recent rainstorm the wiper motor become completely unresponsive while driving at highway speed. The motor makes the same "buzzing" sound that GM technicians refer to for other GM vehicle years. Clearly, this is the same issue. I would like to have the recall re-evaluated or at a minimum include the 1998 models.

- Ridgefield, WA, USA

problem #4

Jun 022003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

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

I own a 1998 Chevrolet Suburban. The wiper motor on this vehicle is defective. There is a recall (# 03V159000) on the 1997 wiper motors......but not on the 1998 even though the design and wiper motor are the same. During a recent rainstorm my wiper motor become completely unresponsive in mid swipe @ 65 mph on I 40. I would like to have the recall re-evaluated or at a minimum include the 1998 models. My VIN is [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Albion, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wiper motor/electrical problem on my 1998 GMC Suburban. GMC has had to recall earlier models, and I have the same problem on my 1998. Why was it not also recalled?

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 272001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While driving in rainy weather conditions windshield wipers become inoperable. Cause unknown.

- Tiffin, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 291999

Suburban

  • miles
Winshield wipers do not work.contaced dealer and manufacturer.

- Shalmette, LA, USA

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