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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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1998 GMC Suburban windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

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

problem #3

Jul 312003


  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing the driver's view. Dealer stated there is not recall on this vehicle. A recall has been issued on similar makes and models, however this vehicle is not included due to the VIN#.

- Hubbard, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 242003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states windshield wipers work intermittently during use. Dealer has been contacted.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The windshield wipers experienced the same defect as stated in recall 03 V 159 000.

- Aberdeen, MS, USA

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