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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
107,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. total unit rebuild and replacement of 2nd sun gear (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Suburban transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172014

Suburban LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I know a transmission is a wearable item - they don't last forever. However, I have never in my life seen a trans bite the dust at 120k miles! I don't even tow regularly either - maybe half a dozen times light loads under 2000 lbs. Cost me a fortune to fix.

- Jason L., Avoca, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 302011

Suburban LS 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

When my transmission was rebuilt, the re builder replaced the sun shells with factory improved units that werte available from Chevrolet before my truck was ever even made. I never used it for towing, so it was never worked really hard that is except for my size 15 foot{no, it really is} on the throttle, but if they knew the original design was bad, weak or flawed in some way bad enough to make better ones then why the hell did they not install them to begin with???????? I will still only ever buy American cars as they are still the bestespeciall if you are a real man and over 6'6" and 320, and also add to it that if these stupid fellow Americans of mine really want to help the economy get better, then start buying more things made here inh America rather than somewhere else ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO CARS, MORONS!!!!!!

- greenwa, Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052009

Suburban LS 5.3L V8 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,100 miles

This is unacceptable and makes me want to never buy another American made only goes to make CEO's rich and the parts/vehicle cheaper because the Top is only interested in enriching themselves at the expense of American consumers!!!!

- d.tx, Spring, TX, USA

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