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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 032000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles

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

The initial symptom has been upon starting the engine the clock resets to 1:00 and the air conditioner lights glow on and off(but the A/C switch is off). The next symtom is while driving the engine will just die unexpectedly. The Suburban has been taken to several dealers. The battery has been replaced 4 times since the vehicle was purchased in mid-1996. The battery has leaked so badly that parts under the area where the battery sits had to be replaced. Besides what seems to be electrical problems, the brakes in the front have already been replaced 4 times. This last time the roters were replaced because the dealer said they were out of mfg. Specifications. Brakes and battery repair are not under extended warranty. Each trip to the dealer is more $500. The potential for a life ending accident is so great when these systems fail on a vehicle. Why aren't these vehicles built with better reliability? the truck was picked up from the dealer on 9/11/2000. The electrical problems are still not fixed! (description of vehicle: Chevrolet Suburban, V8 vortec 454, 4X4, 3/4 ton).

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 011998

Suburban

  • miles
Engine idles very rough & misses--PCM reflashed by dealer with no improvement.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 282000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
In February my car died while leaving a parking lot. I turned out to be acid corrosion on the battery. I have already had to have my positive battery cable replaced under extended warranty due to acid corrosion. Even after cleaning the acid off I am still having problems and will have to replace the battery even though it says it is still good. I know of another Suburban (95) also having the same problem.

- Kaufman, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 032000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

Engine cuts off without warning, causing all power steering and electrical power to go out. Also. Dealer has seen vehicle 5 times, and has changed fuel pump numerous times. But problem still exists.

- Starke, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 161996

Suburban

  • miles
Low fluid light comes on whenever col start, replace pump in the cooling system along with leaking fittings.

- Lajolla, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 021997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
The engine is noisy and vibrates, battery has been replaced three times, brake lines and pump have been replaced, emergency brake cable corroded, and air bag warning light is on.

- San Juan, PR, USA

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