The Chevrolet Suburban has been on the US market since 1935 and is the longest continuously used automobile name plate in production. Still on the market for 2021, it is in its 12th generation and there are no indications that it is at risk in the GM line-up.
The Suburban is a four-door large SUV, available in up to 9 passenger seating configurations. It has 10-speed automatic transmission and offers two gasoline engine options—a 5.3-liter V8 and a 6.2-liter V8—and a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel option. The Suburban shares a platform, engines, transmissions, and interior layout with its sister vehicle, the GMC Yukon XL, however the Yukon XL offers different pricing and equipment in its more upscale trim options.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports numerous complaints about the Suburban. Common problems relate to malfunctioning brakes, which have been subject to recalls in all recent year models (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and are under investigation by the NHTSA following collisions caused by the deterioration of the engine-driven brake assist vacuum pump in certain GM vehicles. Other recent recalls relate to malfunctioning airbags (2016, 2017), compromised steering due to insufficient welds (2016), and defective rear seatbelts (2018, 2019.) Consumers also regularly complain about problems with the air-conditioning system, the transmission and the dash lights in their Suburban.
Our team at Abeel & Associates has extensive experience assisting Suburban owners with their problem vehicle, often obtaining a refund, replacement vehicle or cash compensation for our client. Contact us to find out how we can help you too.
Recent model year Suburban are experiencing the following defects:
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