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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,450 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repair transmission (3 reports)
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2016 Chevrolet Suburban transmission problems

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2016 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242019

Suburban LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,900 miles


What a disappointment. Had transmission dealer serviced at 45k. Failed at 85k. Out of warranty (85k) and GM and dealer offered zero assistance, although the GM customer support wasted a lot of my time. Would not buy a GM product again. I suspect this is this the tip of the iceberg with this car's expensive repairs.

- Aaron G., Palm Harbor, US

problem #2

Apr 022018

Suburban LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,400 miles

All newer models starting 2015 and up have the same transmission problem. I know of 9 people that had the same issue. Some people had to replace the transmission as low as 80,000 miles, mine was 101,400. 1400 miles after the extended warranty expired and GM won't honor it. Ended up spending $4800 out of pocket. Also to mention, same people and mine also had problems with AC Condenser and had to replace it for $1000. Another problem is the rear middle seat, it comes loose after 50k miles and start rattling. There is no fix for this one, but had to come out with a cheap fix, what you do is fold the seat and put electric tape around the hook if you call it that not sure. Unfxxxing believable, you spend $60K on a brand new car and you end up using electric tape on it. I would never go with the suburban in the future unless they issue a recall on the transmission problem and refund me back my $$$$.

- Sam M., Beverly, US

problem #1

May 022018

Suburban LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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As I was driving on the highway my vehicle acted as if it went into neutral. I pulled over and put it back into gear he drove until I got up to 30 MPH and then went into what felt like the neutral drive again. I got to the closest mechanic, they hooked it up and found a transmission issue with the code they received.

They took it to a nearby transmission company at that time he told me to call the dealership to see if there was anything they could do. The service advisor Terry said that they couldn’t do anything because it was no longer under warranty. I asked to speak to a manager and was assured that he was going to tell me the same thing. I never got a call back from the manager. I called the guy back told him that they wouldn’t help me, so he started to tear the transmission down and found that the 456 damper had broken on the transmission. I am now left car-less for going on two weeks after paying $46000 for a Chevrolet vehicle I felt would be reliable but wasn’t.

I am also now left with a $4000 transmission bill for a two-year-old vehicle. I called Chevrolet Customer Service case number 8-416-1076447, they said I needed it to go to a dealership but can’t do that it’s already in the process of being fixed, I can’t take it there torn apart already. I was told then there is nothing they can do at that time to help.

- Jamie S., Bluemont, US

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