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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,039 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 262019


  • 110,000 miles


Brakes light anti-lock/skid E-brake keeps activating, but does not show up as a code or problem. Intermittent code P015B and P015D at the shop sometimes this code does not appear or at different shop code is active. Brake light comes on when stationary and stays on. P code occurs when in motion. I have a syncup drive on my vehicle so I get the P codes, brake code never comes up same when at the shop

- Selma, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 182018


  • 90,456 miles
While traveling on the interstate 200 miles from home, the transmission catastrophically failed. Within 25 miles of the check engine light coming on, the vehicle would not move. Totally stranded in place in middle of highway. Needed to be towed to local dealership. Was diagnosed as failure of clutch plates in the transmission. This 2013 Suburban only had 90,456 miles on it. Dealer charged $4,260 to repair transmission. GM customer assistance would provide no cost share.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262016


  • 55,700 miles
2013 Chevrolet Suburban have an electrical and transmission clunking problem for the past 2 years, and GMC don't want to do anything about it. Krystal dealership in brooklyn, NY and manfredi dealership in staten island, NY, have no customer service what's so ever

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

May 222015


  • 32,000 miles
Traveling in the right lane of a four lane highway. Maneuvered into the left lane and accelerated under full throttle to pass another vehicle. After moving back into the right hand lane and releasing the accelerator pedal the vehicle continued to accelerate. Depressed accelerator pedal several times through its full range of motion to ensure that it was operating freely but that resulted in no change. Vehicle did not respond to accelerator pedal input changed. Seemed to be stuck at wide open throttle. Applied full brake pressure as hard as possible to slow vehicle as it continued to try to accelerate. Brakes began to get hot and brake fade was imminent. Shifted transmission selector up into the neutral position. Engine momentarily overran to the rev limiter and then settled at 4000 RPM. Continued to apply brakes to a stop while in neutral. After being stopped for approximately 30 seconds the engine slowed to normal idle speed. Throttle seemed to actuate normally again. Shifted transmission to drive and proceeded to the dealer. Approximately 30 seconds later the dash indicator "grade braking on" appeared in the mfd and then disappeared. I was traveling on flat ground at approx. 20 mph and not depressing the brake pedal. I confirmed that the tow/haul mode was not selected on the transmission. Proceeded to dealership and awaiting repair notes.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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