Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problems

Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Questions

How do is fix noise with the Flasher Hazard relay (2 answers)

When the "flash hazard" button is not activated, I continue to hear this clicking noise. I tried replacing the Flash Hazard relay; however, noise continue. Any suggestions?

The lights on my 4 wheel drive selector switch no longer work and I can't shift into 4 wheel drive mode. Any ideas on what this could be? Thanks (1 answer)

My 03 Suburban stops running on the highway while driving--what could be cause? (1 answer)

This has only happened while driving at high altitude in the Rocky Mtns. The instrument cluster lights go out and gauges go down before it happens. The car kind of chugs along slowing down then gaining some speed, losing and gaining until we just pull over or it stops. We've been able to rol...

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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Recalls

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.

Loss of Power Steering Assist

A fault can develop with the Electric Power Steering resulting in sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering assist motor kit to correct this concern.

Engine Stalls From Electrical Module Short

The chassis electrical module can short due to internal contamination. This can result in the vehicle stalling. Dealers will replace the chassis electronic module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Reviews

ONE TOUGH TRUCK. I bought the truck with 72,000 miles. I hauled kids all over the country for sports. About 10 years ago I put 1 ton springs under her and have been using her for hauling weight to and from Reno and Vegas. We live in the center of Nevada so she puts on about half her miles in the dirt in the mountains. I do regular mainenance, the largest item's that has ever failed has been the...
97 with 370000 miles, no problem did transmission at 260000
We have owned a 2003 Chevy Suburban with 130,000 miles and have continued to enjoy this vehicle. I do understand that if you maintain it, the engine can last for a long time. I actually sold my Toyota Sequoia because it had nothing but transmission and electrical issues. The Suburban seemed to accommodate my family better and had more room including better ride comfort. I do want others to know...

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