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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 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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2008 Chevrolet Suburban engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 292015


  • 140,000 miles


Own a 2008 Suburban and had exact problem five (5) times and paid to repair (5) times. We have called GM consistently relative to problem and will not admit issue. We have learned other owners having similar issues with stabillitrak sensors. The vehicle immediately drops speed to 20 miles an hour during driving. My understanding, the vehicle receives senor reading relative to sterring and stability (potential for vehicle to spin out of control). Issue is the vehicle immediately drops speed which can cause potential for severe "rear-end" accidents. I called your hotline "without return calls"!

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 172011


  • 52,000 miles
Electronic accelerator, cuts in and out, and accelerates without warning.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 252010


  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Suburban. Consumer states unintended sudden acceleration. The consumer stated the vehicle accelerated rapidly from a standing start to enter the traffic lane ahead of oncoming traffic from the left. He depressed the accelerator pedal quickly, then let up, but the engine RPM continued to climb, as if the accelerator were fully depressed. Upon hearing the engine continue to accelerate on its own, and feeling the vehicle surge forward, the consumer applied the brake with full force, using both feet and was successful in bringing the vehicle to stop; distance traveled was about 40 feet from the point where the brakes were applied. Once stopped, the consumer put the transmission in park, where upon the engine accelerated to the rev limit. He immediately turned off the engine using the ignition switch, to avoid engine damage. After a moment, he restarted the engine, which resumed normal operation.

- Wilmette, IL, USA

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