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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,398 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 151998

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,195 miles


We still need our vehicle fixed!!! we got the runaround and were discouraged from pursuing the problem as the GM & gmpp customer service? employees kept trying to beat us down so we would give up. GM & gmpp employees have done their best to discourage us from purchasing another GM product. Thank you, [xxx] VIN #[xxx] [xxx] 87 total problems never fixed. Summary of repairs (continued) 1)oil leaks14 times, never fixed 2)engine rough idle10 times never fixed 3)wind noise right front window6 times never fixed 4)cooling system leaks\T4 times 5)dome light\T4 times 6)steering\T4 times never fixed 7)tailgate carpet\T4 times\ever fixed 8)door (left rear) glass rattle3 times never fixed 9)grab handles cover caps3 times never fixed 10)rear axle 3 times 11)suspension clunk (left front)3 times 12)air conditioning 2 times 13)battery2 times after warranty expired, was replaced by a better costco battery 14) door (right front) glass 2 times 15)fuel filter 2 times fixed for no reason 16) mirror 2 times 17)signal (right rear) 2 times never fixed 18) seat belt 2 times 19) seats 2 times 20) tailgate alignment2 times 21)transmission2 times 22)window strut (rear)2 times 23)wipers2 times 24)alternator output cable1 time 25)2 high switches1 time 26)axle leaks1 time 27brake system1 time 28)door (right rear) glass channel\T1 time 29)fuel pump\T1 time 30) sun visor1 time history misfire (rough idle) warranty dispute 1)the vehicle was take to guy schmidt six (6) times for misfire (rough idle). 2)the vehicle never had diagnostic computer codes present. 3)by working, replacing parts and billing gmpp for services performed, guy schmidt confirmed and acknowledged that misfire (rough idle) was present. 4) after six (6) times at guy schmidt, I thought it would be a good idea to try community Chevrolet since guy schmidt couldn't repair the problem after six (6) attempts. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #2

May 072003


  • miles
The dealer refused to fix the vehicles recall! the parts were available. The consumer is concerned, he receive a recall notice a one month ago recall number#50112290 to replace fuel jumper harness. The first dealer graff Chevrolet 972 263 2281 1405 East main street grand praire tx. Second dealership : van Chevrolet service manager frank South 35E carollton tx 972 389 6700.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 061998


  • miles
There is a coolant leak, the dealer could not locate the leak, the crankshaft was also leaking.

- East Northport, NY, USA

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