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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,667 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban miscellaneous problems

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 302016


  • 192,000 miles


The red brake light is on. The ABS module is not allowing the two rear brakes to work. The A/C control box in the dash blows hot air through the driver side only. In fl that is dangerous because of the heat already.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 162007


  • 50,000 miles
I noticed a sound like that from an open window and check all driver and passenger windows verifying that they were closed. Upon utilization of the rear hatch, it was noted that one of the two (50%) latches that hold the rear window/door to the car had separated. I brought it to Chevrolet dealer at the time and was told there was nothing they could do. They did not consider the doors as required or this to be a safety issue. At the time, I found 1000's of people online complaining about the same issue. I'm sure that this has increased 10 fold since then. I only use this car as a 2nd car now and do not utilize it daily. I fear that the 2nd rear window/door latch will also fail and cause the entire window/door to separate from the vehicle thus landing on the highway behind me (hopefully) or on the poor family in the vehicle behind me (worse case). Unfortunately, I live in the Washington DC area where people like to tailgate. Traveling on highways with the wind rushing through the window causing additional stress on the latch make the later scenario more deadly and more of a reality. GM/Chevrolet should fix what seems to me as a minor repair to ensure the safety of the general public why hasn't this been addressed if so many people are having issues with the latch?

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152010


  • 60,000 miles
While driving on the freeway a loud pop was heard inside the vehicle followed by a sudden and pronounced increase in wind noise. The vehicle suffered a structural failure in the rear tail gate window hatch. Metal fatigue caused the left window hatch hinge to separate from the vehicle frame. This produced a potentially hazardous situation if as a result of the vehicle speed the window had fully separated from the vehicle at high speed in traffic. The glass window and frame would have struck the trailing vehicle resulting in possible injury or death.

- Houston, TX, USA

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