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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,588 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban miscellaneous problems

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102006


  • miles


Coating of radio buttons is peeling or coming off.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,175 miles
While driving the vehicle I noticed the air conditioning compressor was audible while running. I am not the primary driver, so I wrote the noise off as normal. A few days later home my wife started the vehicle and turned the air conditioning on and smelled something burning. The compressor had seized up and the clutch was burning up. I took the vehicle to my mechanic who diagnosed it as needing a new compressor, dryer-receiver, orifice filter, and a recharge and I should be all set. Not the case, the entire system was filled with metallic particles and immediately plugged the filter. Now, I was faced with replacing most of the major components within the system to the tune of nearly $1000. The mechanic took pity on me and extended me a discount, but the price should have been several hundred dollars higher. The vehicle had 61,000 miles on it at the time of failure. I have had countless vehicles with A/C and never heard of this, until it happened and I began to ask questions and found this is not uncommon amongst GM air conditioning.

- Holland , NY, USA

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