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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,940 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 232007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Known problems with A/C compressor on 2002 Suburban/Tahoe with rear A/C. defective system causes loud chatter in belt tensioner due to slugs of liquid refrigerant being pushed into the compressor. Problems frequent enough for GM to have issued tsb #01139B but GM refuses to issue a recall on this obvious defect. Literally thousands of complaints about this defect are documented on the internet.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 012002

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,800 miles
Occasionally, the radio locks out, indicating a loss of power from the battery. This has happened twice so far.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #3

Oct 172002

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,600 miles
Fuel guage operates erratically. Tank is full. Gauge starts at empty and very slowly creeps up to full as I drive along. When I come to a stop, the guage drops to empty again. Repeats behavior like this for several days, several tank fills, and 2-3 thousand miles.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #2

May 142003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,300 miles
Fuel gauge operates erratically. Shows it is full when it is only 3/4 full. While driving, the gauge changes quickly from full to 3/4 full.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 192002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at night, the consumer was distracted when the dashboard lights heavely reflected inside view mirror. The consumer believes this is a design problem.

- South Park, PA, USA

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