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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 302000

Suburban

  • miles

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

While driving 55 mph, had a frontal impact with a smaller vehicle on which driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, and did not protect occupants in this crash. No prior problems with airbag system. Dealer claimed that because vehicle was large impact did not trigger airbag sensor, and did not deploy airbags unpon impact.

- Lecompton, KS, USA

problem #8

Jan 011999

Suburban

  • miles
Airbag light comes on, indicating a problem with driver's airbag system. Dealer says it's due to faulty wiring.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #7

Sep 121999

Suburban

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph driver hit a deer, and there was no deployment of driver's side air bag. Vehicle is being held at the body shop. Owner not sure if the truck would be totalled.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 121999

Suburban

  • miles

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

While traveling at 55 mph driver hit a deer, and there was no deployment of driver's side air bag. Vehicle is being held at the body shop. Owner not sure if the truck would be totalled.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 011997

Suburban

  • miles
ABS brakes failed, vehicle lost control, resulting in a collision. No deployment of driver's air bag upon impact.

- Terry, MS, USA

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problem #4

Oct 091996

Suburban

  • miles
Air bag did not deploy during impact.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #3

May 081997

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Driving at 20 -25 mph the vehicle had a frontal collision at a rear end of other vehicle which caused the passenger's side airbag to deploy, but the driver's side airbag didnot deploy, causing injuries to the occupant.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 231996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During frontal impact, the driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Cordett, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 061996

Suburban

  • miles
During a frontal impact accident at 40 mph, the driver's side air bag did not deploy. Dup 511639, posted on 03-Nov-98.

- Aspen, CO, USA

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