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CHEVROLET SUBURBAN - 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 919 complaints filed for the 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ENGINE

8/25/2013 - MIDLOTHIAN, VA
VEHICLE WAS PARKED WITH THE IGNITION OFF. AFTER APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES, A FIRE STARTED IN THE AREA OF THE BATTERY PRECEDED BY THICK WHITE SMOKE. THE FIRE SPREAD TO THE PLASTIC WHEELWELL GUARD AND RIGHT FRONT TIRE ABOUT TWO MINUTES AFTER THE SMOKE WAS NOTICED. THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, DASHBOARD, WINDSHIELD, AND FRONT FLOOR PAN AREA WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/25/2013 - MIDLOTHIAN, VA
VEHICLE WAS PARKED WITH THE IGNITION OFF. AFTER APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES, A FIRE STARTED IN THE AREA OF THE BATTERY PRECEDED BY THICK WHITE SMOKE. THE FIRE SPREAD TO THE PLASTIC WHEELWELL GUARD AND RIGHT FRONT TIRE ABOUT TWO MINUTES AFTER THE SMOKE WAS NOTICED. THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE, DASHBOARD, WINDSHIELD, AND FRONT FLOOR PAN AREA WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

9/13/2012 - BEAVERCREEK, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. WHILE PARKED, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WOULD NOT ACTIVATE. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 03V159000 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER) BUT WAS ADVISED BY THE MANUFACTURER THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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TIRES

3/24/2010 - BETHESDA, MD
1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN, RIGHT REAR TIRE BLEW OUT DAMAGING THE HEATER LINES AND RIGHT REAR QUARTER PANEL. OHIO TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT # 10-0678-91. UPDATED 04/14/10

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VISIBILITY

12/15/2008 - MOBILE, AL
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THEY STATED THAT HER VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98V150001 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER); THEREFORE, THEY WOULD NOT ASSUME ANY FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REPAIR. AS OF DECEMBER 15, 2008, THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED ACCORDING TO THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 112,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 134,000.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

8/26/2008 - WILMINGTON, NC
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. WHENEVER THE CONTACT ATTEMPTS TO USE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, THEY WILL WORK VERY INCONSISTENTLY. ALSO, IF HE MANUALLY MOVES THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, THEY WILL BEGIN TO FUNCTION FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THE CONTACT DID NOT NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCES BEFOREHAND AND THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. UPDATED 09/29/08 UPDATED 09/29/08

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

5/7/2007 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORK INTERMITTENTLY. RECALL # 03V159000 (VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER) IS FOR THE SAME FAILURE, HOWEVER, THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE CONTACT'S VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE UNKNOWN.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

4/25/2007 - MARIETTA, SC
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD THE SAME FAILURE AS NOTED IN RECALL # 03V159000 CONCERNING VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER. THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS OPERATED INTERMITTENTLY OR FAILED COMPLETELY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE OCCASIONALLY HAS TO BANG ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD TO GET THE WIPERS TO OPERATE PROPERLY. ALSO ATTACHED A STICK AND TAPED IT TO THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EXCLUDED FROM THE RECALL. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 242,000, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 165,000.

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VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

9/21/2006 - BOZEMAN, MT
: THE CONTACT STATED THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED. THERE WAS A NHTSA RECALL, #98V150001, REGARDING THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL DUE TO THE VIN.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

1/17/2006 - LUDLOW, MA
: THE CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS A VERY STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE WHILE DRIVING OR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. THERE HAVE BEEN NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF GASOLINE LEAKAGE OTHER THAN THE ODOR. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN SEEN BY VARIOUS REPAIR SHOPS AND DEALERS, BUT NO SOURCE OF LEAKAGE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

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