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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,200 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 222015


  • 261,000 miles


Discovered while replacing the rear axle assembly, the U bolts that connect the rear axle housing to the leaf springs had almost rusted thru. This problem is not easily recognizable as the configuration of lower plate that the U bolts go thru conceals the rusted portions of the U bolt. Also, the configuration of the above-mentioned plate captures road salt, corroding the U bolts. If these bolts failed, the rear axle would dislodge from the vehicle with disastrous results.

- Bumpass, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 262005

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
After the vehicle has been driven for awhile it develops a very sever shaking. It is to the point it knocks stuff off the dash and out of the cup holders. I have had the tires changed, rotated, balanced. This does nothing to help.

- Pleasant Hill, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 282000

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling at any speed vehicle make a loud noise. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further informaton.

- Lake Park, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 011996


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When appling brakes, vehicle pulls to the left. Possible suspension failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

May 061997

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle suffers from noticeable vibration which appears to be the result of a design flaw. Dealer also replaced front/rear ABS brakes/tires/driveshaft and rear axle.

- Andrews, NC, USA

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