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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Suburban steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 152012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


Stability system indicator/traction active/traction control indicator come on when making left hand turn sometimes vehicle stalls when accelerator is pressed and "traction active" will illuminate on the dic. Dealer stated that it was a "wheel hub sensor". replaced left wheel hub assembly, still have same issue. In work on replacing right hand wheel hub assembly to see if this corrects issue, but by the look of some of the other responses it will not. Need a recall if this is happening, possible life threatening situation if car stalls when turning through oncoming traffic.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #2

Apr 242010


  • 32,000 miles
I went to my local Chevy dealer service dept. To report a problem with my steering mechanism - sever clunking, rattling felt in the steering wheel while driving. The service rep stated that this is a very common problem with the Suburban. This has been an ongoing problem with my vehicle, starting at about 32K miles.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009


  • miles
Steering clunks and loose, worse when going around curves and during braking. This is a know faulty design of the intermediate steering shaft that caused the manufacture to redesign part. How many people have to be injured before GM issues a recall"??"

- Melbourne, FL, USA

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