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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,500 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012007


  • miles


Electrical components are not working. Odometer, fuel gauge, oil gauge, battery gauge, temperature gauge do not work - the only gauge that does work is the speedometer. Looking at all the complaints, I should assume the speedometer will be going out. The temperature gauge could be very dangerous - it reads 250 - 260 all the time. You do not know if your are running hot or not. The gas gauge needle is totally upset down - we have to go off our "how many miles 'til we run out go gas" screen to determine how much gas we have. I've replaced the power steering pump - $775, the chip for the gas pedal (when out - you could not go any faster than 10 miles per hour $800), the driver side leather seat started to wear down @ 40,000 miles - now has a tear in it, the steering column makes a knocking noise, the dash makes a popping noise when the air conditioner is on, front seem to wear down fast, etc. I could go on, but.......... it seems I got a lemon. This was a $47,000 sticker priced car - you would think you wouldn't have this many problems. There seems to be a lot of complaints on instrument panel problems - seems chev should look into this - dangerous. These are family - children vehicles!!!

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 072006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 20 mph, the power assist steering and the power assist brakes failed simultaneously, causing a loss of vehicle control. The vehicle was towed to a service dealer who determined the power steering pump and booster had failed, along with the booster that led to the power assist brake system.

- Damascus, MD, USA

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