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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,562 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242001

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,049 miles

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

While driving, the steering failed. This caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle. The consumer regained control of the vehicle and pulled over and turned the vehicle off. The consumer was able to restart vehicle, but the steering would not turn. The consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that the steering pump needed to be replaced. The steering was extremely stiff. The power steering pump was found inoperative.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 142004

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,200 miles
When making right turns it was difficult to steer and the steering wheel became stiff. The dealer replaced the steering pump, but problem still occurred.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #2

May 222003

Suburban

  • miles
The power steering pump failed, when the consumer attempted to make a turn.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While driving the vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment due to power steering pump malfunctioning.

- Eustace, TX, USA

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