10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,095 miles

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problem #17

Aug 022007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,032 miles
2000 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 ls. Power window regulator failure. Left rear became inoperative Jan 07...repaired with regulator/motor assembly by dealer. Was not given the option of separate regulator as stated in service bulletin. Right rear inoperative Aug 07. In both cases, the motor still operative. The cables disconnected from the motor assembly. This would seem to be a factory/manufacturer defect in the clips/fasteners to the motor assembly. Windows would not stay up and had to be temporarily secured up with tape to provide some safety/security until repair could be made.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

problem #16

Jul 222006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles
In July 2006 my rear passenger window started to not work all the time. The window would stick part way up, or down. The door hinges also started to squeak really bad. On one day while traveling with 4 young children in the back a child had opened the window about three inches, it then stuck. When we parked he tried to open the back door, the door stuck at about six inches open. An adult passenger pulled the door open. The window exploded in all directions spraying glass on all the children and the adult. The child had dozens of small cuts on his legs and arms. I had the window repaired, but the motor worked just fine at the body shop. On September 10th the same thing happened again. This time it was my 12 year old son who opened the sticky door. (the window was up this time) the window exploded again. He was cut all over his arms and the flying glass took paint off the door. I have the car at the body shop again and they will try and find the problem. The nearest Chevrolet dealer is 45 miles away, when I contacted them they were unaware of any problems with windows or door hinges on the Suburban. Since the car has not been in a wreck and has had medium usage this problem is very scary. These cars are thought of as reliable and safe family cars, built "Chevy tough". doors and windows should out last everything on the car!!!. please don't let any more children get hurt!!!

- Red Lodge, MT, USA

problem #15

Feb 012000

Suburban

  • miles
Vehicle was equipped with power windows. The power mechanism failed, and windows did not work. There was a short in the battery. There was a bad cell. Also, there was a short in the fuel pump module. It had to be replaced.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #14

Oct 152003

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,591 miles
I have had problems since day one on this Suburban. Most recently the two above. I checked the warranty work that was done on my Suburban and it was over a page of claims. I just cannot remember the dates the items I checked occured. The fuel pump problem was long in the coming, they just didn't know what the problem was. I spent outside of warranty hundreds of dollars on the fuel system. This left us stranded 3 times! this last time cost me $765. Today, the ABS sytem died. They say it's going to cost me close to a $1000 to repair. I purchased the Suburban because it was safe to carry my wife and 7 kids. So far, we have been stuck on the road, lost vacation time and just can't feel safe anymore. Now I don't have brakes. Thanks for letting me vent. Kent dold

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #13

Oct 052003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Rear power windows fail to work consistently. Will work if you bang by the speaker grills. Replaced a few months after purchase and started again. 65,000 miles. Was told GM has changed the configuration of the motor but I would have to pay for the new ones.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #12

Feb 162001

Suburban

  • miles
Both left and right rear power windows inoprable.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #11

Oct 012000

Suburban

  • miles
The power windows lock and unlock.

- South Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 102001

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
I believe it is bad business to have this many window motor complaints and not have issued a recall, in addition to have had this many problems on a year old vehicle is ludicrous. Chevrolet has lost a once loyal customer.

- Fairfield, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 082000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Electrical- power windows inoperable for the first 8 months that we owned this vehicle, involved 5 trips to the service department before problem was fixed. Body design? problem - tires did not clear vehicle body without rubbing, causing irreversible damage to the tires. To the extent that the dealer keeps recommending us to buy 4 new tires when ever they service our vehicle. Brakes - possible that there is a kink in the brake booster vacuum supply hose. I need to suggest to dealer that they consider this for a problem that were having with a noise and vibration coming from the front end when you press and release the brake pedal. Dealer recommends that we buy 4 new tires, the problem with that diagnoses is that we also hear the noise when the car is not moving! I wonder if they read their tsb's (tiresize: P265/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P265/70R16 )

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 032000

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Rear power windows failed in up position.

- Fort Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #7

Aug 182000

Suburban

  • miles
Rear window first two motors went out, and now the third went out. Also, all 4 window motors broke, windows would not go up or down, took to dealer. All four window motors failed and were replaced one month after the vehicle was purchased. One of those replaced failed again.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #6

Nov 072000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Intermittently rear windows are inoperable. Dealer has replaced power window regulator.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #5

Oct 302000

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power window motor has gone bad twice on this vehicle. Both of the rear seat passengers' windows wer affected by this problem. GMC has not been contacted at this time.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 012000

Suburban

  • miles
Windows don't always come down when consumer pushes window button control or main control, possible wiring failure which causes the inside light dims when the window buttons are pushed.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012000

Suburban

  • miles
Windows don't always come down when consumer pushes window button control or main control, possible wiring failure which causes the inside light dims when the window buttons are pushed.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #2

Sep 102000

Suburban

  • miles
Rear window motors fail in the up position. Windows cannot be operated.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 092000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Electric window on both 2nd seat on left and right sides have failed due to failure of motor or regulator. Also, vehicle was vibrating when driving over 65 mph due to Firestone wilderness tire blowout.

- Bloomburg, TX, USA