Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Excessive Oil Consumption
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem
Model Year Affected: 2007
Average Mileage: 95,666 mi (63,000 mi - 144,000 mi)
I can't believe that the 07 Suburban oil consumption problem hasn't been mentioned on this site, it is everywhere else. Many 07 Suburbans burn a lot of oil - GM will try to tell you that a quart every 1500 - 2000 is normal - which is just ridiculous. If you burn a quart every 1000 as mine did they will repair it (if you are under 100,000 miles). It's a big repair, major engine rebuild. In mine, there was a lot of valve train damage, so it's not just that the engine burns oil, it is slowly eating itself. It is a huge amount of work to get Gm to admit to this problem and fix it - I think they hoped I would just give up and let them off the hook.
Some models are effected from carbon build up around the rings causing them to stick. There is a procedure to correct this and if it doesn't help, I have put several sets of pistons in w/ new rings.