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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,081 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 162015


  • 125,000 miles


Several cracks have appeared in the dash of my 2010 Suburban. One is on the left corner of the passenger airbag compartment. The other is above the instrument panel on the drivers side. After the crack occurred above the instrument panel, the sensors began to malfunction. The cracks appeared over time. We bought the vehicle used in 2012 and there were no defects in the dash. The vehicle has not been in any accidents nor has her been any force applied to the dash that would have caused the cracks. We discovered the cracks about a year ago and have been trying to work with GM to resolve the issue as it appears that this is occurring in thousands of other GM vehicles from 2007-2013. We are members of a facebook group with almost 4000 members all sharing the same photos, stories and issues with their GM vehicles. This complaint is filed due to the fact that the cracks are getting worse and my fear is that the passenger airbag could be dangerous if deployed. Not to mention the malfunctioning sensors under the instrument panel where the other crack is located.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 292015


  • 140,000 miles
Two years ago my stabilitrak failure warning came up. The engine wouldn't go over 20 mph. The battery was replaced and the issue corrected. This week it happened again. While driving, the stabilitrak warning came up and car power/ acceleration went down to almost nothing. Chevy is saying they *think* my cam shaft lifter failed and it's almost $7,000 to fix. This seems to be an ongoing problem in the Chevy/GMC cara of this manufacturing time. It's dangerous and someone will get killed.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 102015


  • 74,407 miles
8-10-15 driving about 35 mph without warning vehicle completely shut down. No power steering or brakes. Was able to pull off road with difficulty but safely. Check engine light came on. Was able to start after a minute and drove immediately to jack williams Chevrolet in St. Augustine fla. They diagnosed a battery that needed to be replaced (no indication of check engine code on receipt just battery tested and needed to be replaced) drove for a week with no problem then left for my home in Pennsylvania. In Virginia after refueling and about ready to get on the interstate the same thing happened! this was a much more dangerous situation in heavy traffic. With no power, breaks or steering I managed to get safely off the road. Again I was able to start the vehicle after a minute and being a Saturday afternoon with no dealer service available I decided to risk the rest of the drive home. Thankfully I made it and on Monday I called Chevrolet directly to ask them why the Florida dealer mis-diagnosed the problem, asked why this happened and if there was any recalls or service bulletins. They directed me to sutliff Chevrolet in harrisburg, pa. I did get a check engine light after the second failure but the light was off by Monday. They read a P0601 code and replaced and reprogramed ECM. (engine control module I believe). The complaint against the dealer in Florida is filed with Chevrolet but I am filing the incident with NHTSA because I believe that this computer failure was extremely dangerous. I cant imagine what could have happened to a young or less experienced driver in this situation. Frankly had that failed at the posted 70 mph posted speed limit on the interstate while I was driving it could have been catastrophic for me as well.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012015

Suburban 8-cyl

  • miles
Electrical is dash is causing the radio to mess up. It switches from radio to usb to cd to aux, will not stay on just one of them making listening to radio not possible. The air bag light stays on with a message saying check air bag. The tire monitor light stays on and don't know why. Also the ABS light comes on randomly, had this checked out and it wouldn't give them a code so Chevy couldn't fix it while under warranty. This is a lot going and would love for it be fixed. I also seen that starting in 2011 there is recalls on this vehicle for electrical not sure why they wouldn't include the 2010.

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 012014


  • 46,000 miles
Crack dashboard in the airbag corner, two days after one more in the middle the steering wheel.

- Houston, TX, USA

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