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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,500 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 292006

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles


Chevy Suburban 2003 lt 1500 flex fuel V8. Developed fuel tank leak. Remedy is to replace fuel tank. Gasoline dripping down back side of fuel tank. Potential fire/safety hazard to driver and occupants. Vehicle mileage 120K. Age less than 48 months. No collisions except minor to rear bumper. Cost of repair over $1,000.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

May 282005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact stated the fuel tank collapsed, crushing the fuel pump, which has been replaced twice. The fuel tank was plastic. The vent to the fuel tank was blocked and caused a vacuum which crushed the fuel pump. The first time, the vehicle was driven at 45 mph, it shut down without warning and would not restart. An indicator light illuminated, stating the computer shut down the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, and the fuel pump was replaced. Less than three months later while driving, the problem recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership. The fuel pump was replaced a second time, and the vent for the fuel tank was retro fitted to the engine compartment. The vehicle has not had any more problems.

- Goff, KS, USA

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