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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,023 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012012

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


My 2005 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 switches randomly and without specific cause into reduced engine power which nearly go me killed when merging into a high-speed interstate pulling a trailer. The only way to "fix" it (make the engine run normal again) is to pull to the side if the highway (dangerous!) and shut the truck off for a few minutes. This happen randomly but at least three times a day. I know others have this problem and GM says I have to bring it to then when this is occurring but I can't do that when the truck is barely limping along! this is a safety issue and is well documented on GM chat sites across the internet.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #3

Aug 202014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that when turning the vehicle off the engine fan failed to turn off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 122014


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the ABS light illuminated and there was a rattling noise coming from the engine compartment. The contact mentioned that the key would not always turn the vehicle on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the contact refused to have the vehicle diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000 and the current mileage 118,500.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 89,092 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts broken, two at back left, driver's side closest to firewall. Causing audible exhaust leak.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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