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

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Dec 292002

Suburban

  • miles

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

1996 Chevy Suburban windshield wiper motor failure. Occured suddenly in a downpour on a moutain highway, near collisions trying to negotiate traffic and find a safe place to pull over. Upon having the motor replaced, I found that a recall was effected for this issue that my vehicle was not included in. I wish I had know, I would have fixed the issue anyway. Concerened about the other vehicles out there that have not been corrected.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #24

Jan 072003

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer states while driving in the rain the windshield wiper inadvertently cuts off, causing low visibility.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #23

Jun 012002

Suburban 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently, the consumer wipers are experiencing symptoms of recall 98V-150001 yet the vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- Sinking Spring, PA, USA

problem #22

Jun 272002

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving windshield wiper motor keeps going out. This could cause an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #21

Mar 152002

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers worked intermittently, at times when consumer went to turn the wipers off, they remained on.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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problem #20

Jun 162001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
1) major coolant leak from intake/cyl head gasket (left rear of motor) (2) engine trouble light indicates tc 1870 code problem in transmission valve body (3)windshield wipers work intermitently safety hazard (4) A/C dash lights cycle on and off when A/C button is pushed on but fan motor is shut off. All problems are "common" per dealership service writer

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #19

Apr 302001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Windshield wipers intermittently failed during operation, causing poor visibility. There was recall 98 V15001; but, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. The windshield wiper motor was repaired before the consumer had accident.

- West Louina, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 282001

Suburban

  • miles
Whenever windshield wipers are in use they would work intermittently. This causes visibility to very poor. Had contacted dealership for help, and was not able to provide it due to a lack of parts for windshield wipers.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #17

Feb 122001

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittenly when turned on. There has been a recall # 98V150001 issued but this vehicle was not a part of recall due to VIN.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #16

Jan 192001

Suburban

  • miles
Recall 98 V 150 001/windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers work intermittently. This problem can result in inoperative windshield wipers, reducing a driver's visibility, and increasing risk of a vehicle crash. They replaced the wiper module assembly.

- Valleo, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 202000

Suburban Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

This vehicle is experiencing indentical problems as in recall# 8704 98V150000. Windshield wipers intermittently operate, reducing driver's visibilty, and increasing risk of crash. Manufacturer has advised consumer that this vehicle was not part of recall issused, and will not cover expense for repair. The manufacturer was willing to cover part cost for circuit board inside the wiper motor but dealer wants the consumer to pay for labor.

- Corydon, PA, USA

problem #14

Aug 012000

Suburban 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
98V 150 001/windshield wiper wiring: Vehicle wipers work intermittently; problem can result in inoperative wipers, reducing driver's visibility and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not cover under manufacturer's recall due to VIN.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #13

Dec 011998

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has replaced brakes 5 times; 2 sets of rotors & replaced drums 1 time. Dealer said that vehicle was heavy, and it was going to go through brakes. They have tried to put different pads on, but nothing worked. Pinion seal was leaking and the vehicle makes noise while turning. Wipers malfunction due to wiper module failure. There is a whine in the front part of the engine due to alternator failure.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 241997

Suburban

  • miles
Windshield wiper motor failed.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #11

May 242000

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 98V150001/windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer/manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Old Chathanm, NY, USA

problem #10

Jun 301999

Suburban

  • miles
Windshield wipers worked intermittently.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #9

May 152000

Suburban

  • miles
When its raining and windshield wipers are turned on, they will stop unexpectedly in the down position.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 152000

Suburban

  • miles
Recall 98V150.001/windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers intermittently would stop working during operation. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under. Recall due to VIN.

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 162000

Suburban

  • miles
Was driving in the rain & using windshield wipers, when they suddenly stopped working. Later, they came back on & then stopped altogether. Took vehicle to dealership. Mechanic failed to look at wipers. Indicated no recall on vehicle. Took vehicle to private mechanic & was informed a problem with the solder joint in wiper & it was replaced.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 072000

Suburban

  • miles
Pinion seal on rear diff. Leaked at 36K miles, fuel injectors clogged at 40K and inoperable oxygen sensor. Battery leaked at side terminal (38K miles), corroded battery cables and shelf. Winsheild wipers do not go all the way down to the starting position when turned off. Currently having problems with starting the vehicle. Starter was checked and is O.K. probably electrical, due to leaking battery or a computer problem.

- Los Angneles, CA, USA

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