hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #2

Dec 182004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1996 Chevrolet Suburban developed problems with the brakes, intake manifold, engine cooling, transmission, tires, fuel injectors, fuel consumption and wipers. Consumer stated that the dealer did not do anything but take the battery cable off to reset the computer and the brakes were never looked at.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

May 152004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
I have owned 2 1996-1997 Chevrolet Suburban and have had the intake manifold leak on both at about 85000 miles. I did a little local research and found that this is a very common problem for the vortec 5.7 engine. When I called the dealership about a coolant leak from the engine area, the service writer said this was most likely the intake manifold because they get that all the time. Toay, I noticed a coolant puddle in my drive way and upon looking into it, my latest 1996 Suburban with a vortec 5.7 is leaking at the intake manifold. This is a costly problem to the consumer. It costs approximately $500 to have this done. I now must make the decission to have it fixed at the dealer for $500 or to do it myself for about $150 and a day of headaches.

- Clovis, CA, USA