Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem Report

Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail

(117 reports)

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

Back passenger door will not actuate -
same crap obviously a defect. back locks wont lock when pressing all locks down. sometimes works 90% of the time crawling across to manually unlock. or going back opening and manually locking doors. major inconvience consider amount of money spent on this vehicle and amount of similar incidents on here. -
Actuators failed -
The power lift gate actuator stopped working. tried and after market replacement which worked for approx. 2 weeks. Ordered another from another company and it work in reverse, it would lock when you hit the unlock and unlock when you locked the vehicle. That one also only lasted approx 1 week. To buy one from the dealer is approx $450.00. I have found that this is an on going problem with many complaints so I do not know why there hasn't been any type of recall on this -
rear hatch door doesn't lock..all other drivers side and passenger doors DO lock -
bad actuator rear door -
I had the same problem as another visitor. When trying to open the hatch via the button on the handle (liftgate) the liftgate would sound like it was closing. If you quickly pulled you could manually open the liftgate. all other buttons did nothing (related to Liftgate). The solution I found to fix it was 1. Close everything and open the hood. 2. Detach the negative cable from the battery for at least a minute 3. Attach the negative battery cable 4. Unlock the truck and turn the key to acc (dont start it). You should hear the sound of doors clicking like they are unlocking 5. Liftgate should now work Optionally, remove the Fuse (44 i think, check the fuse guide for power lift gate) and then try and open, then plug fuse back in. I did this before turning the key so perhaps it was just the battery detaching that reset everything. I was pretty darn happy i didnt have to buy a new liftgate motor. -
Door locks slow and wont lock -
Back passenger door lock failed. Not repaired due to cost. -
Rear passenger door actuator does not work -
3 actuators bad -
Left rear door won't unlock. -
intermittent problems then complete failure rt rear actuator -
driver rear power door locking feature failed. Sometimes intermittent, but now consistent. First happened at 125,000 miles. Problem was slowly joined by passenger rear and now passenger front at 145,000 miles. -
Driver side driver door and passenger door Power Door Lock Actuator Failed. -
door locks don't work -
all 4 doors except drivers work 20% of the time. They try to lock or unlock but appear to not have enough strength. -
The Right rear window actuator stopped working. Then, it worked again for a short time. Now, the rear tailgate will not unlock and the right rear window again will not operate. gremlins? -
None of the power door locks work. Obviously a manufacturing defect if all five do not work. Why is there not a recall on these? It is the most reported problem on this site. -
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fuses have been checked arm rest unit has been checked