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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 092014

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


Had serviced the transfer case and had taken it back twice now besides a noise like that of a power steering pump going bad ( whining ), had a turning clunk noise coming and at a stop light I saw smoke coming from passenger side, got to park it and smelled like something is burning.bring it back to see if the mechanic will work on it since it hasn't been 30 days. Please notify me of anything do to the transfer case.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 052011


  • 84,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet Suburban steering gear failure X5. The steering gear and intermediate drive shaft has failed 5 times since 2006. Vehicle has 85K miles on it.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The events leading up to the failure was normal vehicle operation for approximately one year. The failure to the vehicle was a vibration in the steering shaft. Consequences could have resulted in a loss of steering. Chevrolet service lubed the steering shaft per a GM service bulletin. This repair was covered under warranty. Approximately one year later, the same failure occurred. Chevrolet service stated that GM has developed a new steering shaft to eliminate this problem. I will be taking my vehicle in for repair 3 days from this writing. Chevrolet suggested this complaint as a method of obtaining a recall and subsequently a reimbursement for the repair.

- Odenton, MD, USA

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