hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
462,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 042014


  • 810,000 miles
While driving, vehicle suddenly goes into "reduced engine power" mode ("limp mode") with console message "traction contol disabled, service stabilitrak, engine power reduced". generally occurs when temperatures are lower than 25 degrees farenheit. Shutting down vehicle for several minutes and restarting leads to normal operation, however vehicle will generally repeat same problem within 5-15 minutes if outside temperature is cold enough (below 25 degrees farenheit). Error code P1235 (throttle position sensor 1-2 correlation...) is set, but may not persist in memory. GM is providing owners with additional protections for 10 years/120,000 miles under csc-10047220-3332 (bulletin no. 11273), however not all vins are included. Vehicle had throttle body (including sensor) replaced in 2010 and appears to be exhibiting exact problems covered by this bulletin, however GM dealer and GM are not extending protection for this vehicle. Dealer is recommending another new throttle position sensor and/or throttle body (including sensor), along with computer reset. This intermittent problem has occurred for more than three years and poses a significant safety risk when the vehicle is in motion at normal highway speeds (drastic sudden deceleration in traffic).

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #1

May 142015


  • 114,000 miles
My 2009 Chevrolet Suburban began stalling in the middle of intersections after it had rained heavily the day prior. The shop discovered that the issue was the fuel system control module. There was a recall on this, but GM informed me that it excluded my VIN #. the problem with the module was exactly what is listed in the recall and was not related to "wear and tear" as suggested by randy with GM (senior advisor), but a faulty seal intended to prevent water infiltration. I am requesting a recall that includes my VIN...I am not sure how this can happen on the exact year and car listed in the recall, yet be excluded. I have found additional 2009 Chevy owners with the same issue through online blogs that also were denied this recall.

- Katy, TX, USA