really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 3
Average Mileage:
20,904 miles

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problem #7

Aug 062004

Suburban 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 146,329 miles
While driving consumer noticed that fluid was leaking from underneath the vehicle. Suddenly vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart the vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer for inspection. The consumer has replace three transmissions in this vehicle. This last failure caused transmission fluid to leak onto the hot exhaust pipe nearly causing a fire.

- Wildwood, MO, USA

problem #6

Jan 222002


  • miles
Ignition system failed twice. When this happens the transmission does not shift properly, and remains in 2nd gear. The speedomoter doesn't work and the brakes lock up. The shift indicator light also goes out. I contacted two local GM dealers. Both machanics knew exactly what was wrong, as they have many come in larely with this same problem. They knew the exact price and time it takes to put the part in because they have done so many of them lately. In fact, one of the mechanics replied that he is surprised they haven't recalled this part yet. He's replaced so many of them.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #5

Apr 142001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving gauges started to work erratically. Pulled over, and noticed something leaking under car. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said it was a crack in casing.

- Spensor, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 021999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During winter vehicle shifts hard into first gear. Also, has a jerking motion when starting vehicle.

- Glen Park, IN, USA

problem #3

May 011999

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tranmission replaced by pitre, under warranty. Second transmission failed this summer. Reason? cracked housing. Nothing wrong with mechanical. I contacted GM and they would do nothing. I had to replace the transmission once again. The vehicle has not been in a collision. I feel the housing is faulity. Now the A/C unit failed. I will never buy another GMC product.

- Socorro, NM, USA

problem #2

Mar 251998

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission locks up on occasions.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 011997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Every week in this month a transmission had to be replaced because the transmission will not accelerate over 35 mph. Consumer also stated that starter was replaced as well as the torque converter.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA