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CHEVROLET SUBURBAN - 1998 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 239 complaints filed for the 1998 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1998 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 1998 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 And Engine Cooling (22) Other (2) Service Brakes Air (4) Tires (14) Wheels (3)
Equipment (7) Power Train (20) Service Brakes Hydraulic (72)

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STEERING

3/22/2002 - ROBINSON, IL
WHEN TURNING TO RIGHT VEHICLE WILL MAKE A SHARPER TURN, LIKE STEERING WHEEL IS BEING JERKED IN THAT DIRECTION. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER, AND THEY CHANGED STEERING SENSOR. CONSUMER FELT THAT THIS WAS VERY DANGEROUS, CAR COULD TIP OVER. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTILOCK

3/1/2002 - STANFORDVILLE, NY
AT ANY SPEED AND INTERMITTENTLY WHEN DEPRESSING BRAKES, VEHICLE GOES INTO EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE TRAVELING TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT. . CONSUMER STATES MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY, HOWEVER WITHIN A SHORT INTERVAL, PROBLEMS ARISE AGAIN, THE DEALER HAS STATED THE PROBLEM MAY BE A DESIGN ISSUE.

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TIRES: TREAD/BELT

2/11/2002 - TUCSON, AZ
ORGINAL EQUIPMENT FIRESTONE, STEELTEX TIRES, SIZE LT245/75 R16 DOT # V611B1A, AT 25,000 MILES HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE OF TREAD SEPARATION ON THREE OF THE FOUR TIRES, DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.

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STEERING: HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

1/30/2002 - VALLEY, NE
WHILE DRIVING AROUND CURVES STEERING WHEEL WOULD MAKE NOISE. LATER, NOISE WOULD DISAPPEAR WHILE STILL DRIVING AROUND CURVES. DEALER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. PLEASE PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

12/8/2001 - RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
THE FIRST REPORTED ITEM: SHOULDER BELT ANCHORS, 3 OF THE SHOULDER ANCHORS HAVE COME LOSS, THE FIRST CAME COMPLETELY OFF, AFTER NOTICING, I REGULARLY CHECK AND TIGHTEN. THERE APPEARS TO BE NO MECHANICAL LOCKING DEVICE TO KEEP THIS FROM REPEATING. THE SECOND ITEM REPORTED IS THE EXHAUST LEAK. THE DEALER REPEATEDLY HAS FIXED THE SAME LEAK, IT FILLS THE VEHICLE WITH FUMES AND IS DANGEROUS. I FINALLY REPLACED THE EXHAUST MANIFOLDS AT MY EXPENSE TO MAKE THE VEHICLE SAFE. THE FAILED COMPONENT WAS ALWAYS THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD TO "Y" PIPE GASKETS. THE THIRD COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS, THE THROTTLE CABLE FAILED LEAVING THE VEHICLE STUCK AT FULL THROTTLE.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: LINKAGES

12/8/2001 - RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
THE FIRST REPORTED ITEM: SHOULDER BELT ANCHORS, 3 OF THE SHOULDER ANCHORS HAVE COME LOSS, THE FIRST CAME COMPLETELY OFF, AFTER NOTICING, I REGULARLY CHECK AND TIGHTEN. THERE APPEARS TO BE NO MECHANICAL LOCKING DEVICE TO KEEP THIS FROM REPEATING. THE SECOND ITEM REPORTED IS THE EXHAUST LEAK. THE DEALER REPEATEDLY HAS FIXED THE SAME LEAK, IT FILLS THE VEHICLE WITH FUMES AND IS DANGEROUS. I FINALLY REPLACED THE EXHAUST MANIFOLDS AT MY EXPENSE TO MAKE THE VEHICLE SAFE. THE FAILED COMPONENT WAS ALWAYS THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD TO "Y" PIPE GASKETS. THE THIRD COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS, THE THROTTLE CABLE FAILED LEAVING THE VEHICLE STUCK AT FULL THROTTLE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: EXHAUST SYSTEM: MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

12/8/2001 - RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
THE FIRST REPORTED ITEM: SHOULDER BELT ANCHORS, 3 OF THE SHOULDER ANCHORS HAVE COME LOSS, THE FIRST CAME COMPLETELY OFF, AFTER NOTICING, I REGULARLY CHECK AND TIGHTEN. THERE APPEARS TO BE NO MECHANICAL LOCKING DEVICE TO KEEP THIS FROM REPEATING. THE SECOND ITEM REPORTED IS THE EXHAUST LEAK. THE DEALER REPEATEDLY HAS FIXED THE SAME LEAK, IT FILLS THE VEHICLE WITH FUMES AND IS DANGEROUS. I FINALLY REPLACED THE EXHAUST MANIFOLDS AT MY EXPENSE TO MAKE THE VEHICLE SAFE. THE FAILED COMPONENT WAS ALWAYS THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD TO "Y" PIPE GASKETS. THE THIRD COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS, THE THROTTLE CABLE FAILED LEAVING THE VEHICLE STUCK AT FULL THROTTLE.

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EQUIPMENT: MECHANICAL: JACKS

10/18/2001 - VANCOUVER, WA
VEHICLE WAS PARKED IN GARAGE ON FLAT SURFACE, CONSUMER USED SCISSOR TYPE JACK FOR FIRST TIME TO CHANGE A TIRE. AFTER JACKING VEHICLE UP JUST ENOUGH SO TIRE CLEARED THE GROUND, CONSUMER TURNED AROUND TO GRAB THE NEW TIRE, JACK BEND AND VEHICLE DROPPED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: WIRING

9/28/2001 - GREENVILLE, SC
ELECTRICAL SHORT DUE TO FAULTY SWITCH THAT CONTROLS OUTSIDE MIRROR, CAUSED DRIVER SIDE DOOR TO START BURNING, CLAIM 40-2517-187.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: WIRING

9/28/2001 - GREENVILLE, SC
ELECTRICAL SHORT DUE TO FAULTY SWITCH THAT CONTROLS OUTSIDE MIRROR, CAUSED DRIVER SIDE DOOR TO START BURNING, CLAIM 40-2517-187.

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