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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,020 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 172016


  • 121,600 miles


This started as I was driving down interstate at 65 mph. Suddenly my traction control light on dash came on along with blinking check engine light. Also read stabilitrak off and service traction control in readout below. Immediately my truck lost power and decelerated so I immediately pulled off road as to not get ran over by traffic. Read manual said to turn off and restart. Did this and all was good for another mile then happened again on and off for last 12 miles before I could get home. Upon taking it to dealership today they came back saying nothing about these codes but that there was a misfire code and oil low?? so now I have got an oil change and fuel system cleaning. Upon asking about the initial problem I was told to drive it to see if it happens again. This is a major issue with apparently the whole truck platform at GM. This problem is posted all over internet with cars even shutting off and brakes locking up and the big problem is no dealership knows how to fix it. Charge people a bunch of money to fix numerous things they know will not fix issue. This should be a major recall on 2007- at least 2010 from what I can see from data that is out there. I will be selling my truck after this because I do not feel safe driving my kids in it. I'm die hard Chevy guy who has a 2003 Suburban with 400000+ miles on it with very little issues in all these years. Please make GM fix this problem.

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 082015


  • 75,000 miles
Purchased the truck in March 2013 with approx 63K miles on it. In November 2013, stabilitrak warning came on. Took to Chevy dealer who replaced spark plug and new battery. In January 2015, stabilitrak warning light on again. Took truck immediately to dealer who hooked it up for diagnosis but did get any results. Light did not come on again until 9/8/15 when I was driving 70 mph on a highway. Service stabilitrak/service traction control/ABS all lit up. Strange noise coming from right front tire area when I attempted to slow down to pull off the highway, had no brakes. Pedal literally went to the floor. Luckily there was an incline so my vehicle slowed enough to allow me to get off the highway. Pulled off onto an emergency area just past the toll booths and had to use my emergency brake to stop. Luckily, I didn't have my 4 small children with me like I usually do. Now the extended warranty company is trying to deny my claim for repairs saying that the rust was the cause. I had the vehicle looked at by a certified authorized dealer who didn't notice the rust and I also had the truck inspected in July per MA law for safety and emissions and there was no mention of rust even though they do a pretty thorough inspection yet I, the consumer, am at fault when my wheel rips apart from the hub while traveling 70 mph"!? this is obviously a huge problem. People in the northeast drive SUVS -and come into contact with salt every winter. Isn't that the point of having an SUV?!". never again will I buy a GM and I will be sure to tell anyone and everyone I know to avoid them as well. Shame on GM for putting consumers in potentially life-threatening situations because of the obvious use of inferior materials. I hope the NHTSA takes a really close look at this problem and force GM to address it.

- Walpole, MA, USA

problem #2

May 212013


  • miles
Cracked dash, razor-sharp door handles and it cuts out and shakes due to the stabilitrak.

- Pittsburg, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 032013

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 47,480 miles
Air bag light, door locks, traction control, radio, and many other electrical components flicker on and off. Engine vibrates and then dies. Will not start back up until some period of time goes by. Always diff and happens in all temps and driving conditions. When in garage all night will not start in the am. Very intermittent. We have been stranded with kids 5 times and have only owned this vehicle for 4 months.

- Crawfordsville, IN, USA

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