really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles

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problem #2

Jun 062007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
Suburban dash fire while sitting in costco parking lot. Car fully engulfed in flames within three minutes. Fireman says it was a electrical dash fire. Cause unknown.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 222005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On September 22, 2005 at approximately 7:45 P.M.I parked and locked my 2000 Chevrolet Suburban at the local elementary school. Approximately 10 seconds later, the car alarm sounded. I unlocked the vehicle and immediately noticed smoke coming from the dashboard. Almost immediately thereafter the fuse box began to spark and ignited. I immediately called 911 who arrived approximately 4 minutes later at which time the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. The fire inspector determined the cause of fire to be electric. The car has been determined a total loss by our insurance company. General Motors was notified of this incident on September 27, 2005. Their investigator inspected the car on October 1,2005. They contacted us on October 6, 2005 to ask for witnesses and an official fire form fp-33C which we promptly provided. General Motors has not determined the nature of the fire. We are concerned for other consumer's safety. We are shocked at GM's lackadaisical approach to this safety concern. We must know what the cause of this automobile fire was. General Motors thus far has shown no sense of urgency in this matter.

- Hingham, MA, USA