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This Texas-size wagon becomes your home-on-wheels on a long cross country trip. Ride, handling and braking are much improved over its truck-like predecessor. The Suburban seats eight comfortably with room for their luggage. Parking is still awkward and fuel economy is not great.
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There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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The 2003 Chevrolet Suburban has been recalled 8 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 Chevrolet Suburban owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

“The problem with the body control module seems to be widespread. Mine suddenly reversed seat switch function and randomly turning on the seat heat...not really a problem in January, but in July it has a tendency to distract the driver to look at the control switch and turn it off....multiple times....every minute or so”

Carl S., NY (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Gauges

“Battery check light does not go completely out. Battery does not seem to be effected. Repair shop said it would have take the entire front gauge panel off to determine problem. RPM gauge needle stays on MAX rpm not reflecting actual rpm of engine. Engine runs fine. Again would have to take off entire gauge panel to repair. Both problems annoying, but car runs fine”

Walter R., WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Instrument cluster went dead”

Jeff P., GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“RPM gauge is stuck. Didn't replace as too costly and didn't affect the performance of the vehicle”

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Speedometer and tachometer spotted working accurately. Sent in for repair by 3rd party and now work great. Speedometer had previously been repaired under a recall and failed again”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“gauge/dashboard lighting issues for a few years, way earlier than expected. Replacement is complex for diy and very expensive if hired professional”

Anonymous, MA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Oil pressure does not register.Cabin temp is difficult to set”

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The gear indicator lights are so faint they often can't be read. We replaced the stepper motors which helped for a while but whatever controls the brightness doesn't work”

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“oil pressure gauge not working”

Donald B., NJ (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The gas gauge, tachometer and voltage gauge have quit working. Estimate to repair the gas gauge is over $600”

Gary M., PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Oil pressure gauge goes to 80 PSI on engine start and remain their after normal operating temperature has been reach or within limits. Also driver side window motor inop”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“One of the gauges is stuck on the right side”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“gas gauge went out, required new to be installed, fluctuated before it went out. (over a period of time)”

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“instrument cluster on dash all went out...needed to be replaced”

Bill R., IA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Replaced sending unit in all gauges. Now fuel gauge is not working again”

Lynn F., IN (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

“Passenger heated seat nonfunctional. Mechanic could not trace problem”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Drivers seat heats on its own whenever it rains or is damp”

Thomas M., KS (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“heated seat feature no longer works. Began first on passenger side and then to driver side 6 months later. was told I would need new heater on both sides”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Interior lights

“Guage cluster lights going out”

Chris M., TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Interior lights do not come on when door's are opened. Can be switched on manually. The puddle lights in the door mirrors are not affected”

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Keyless entry

“Keyless entry would not unlock rear tail gate. Dealer replaced a switch that fixed the problem”

Walter R., WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Central locking no longer works. Since the back hatch cannot be locked manually, unlike the doors, we have no way to secure the contents of the car”

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The automatic lock/unlock switch must be cycled up to 15 times to get it to lock the doors and now the passenger door doesn't respond to any switch and must be locked and unlocked by the key”

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Has a tendency to stop at the end of a sweep vertically rather than horizontally park.. Happens frequently”

Jean D., AK (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
12V power plug

“New battery”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“remote does not work any more”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“One of the bottom lights fell out. Don't know when or where”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Warning lights

“tire and abs lights come on intermitently”

Donald B., NJ (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“AC compressor failed requiring replacement. Also replace, drier, condenser and orifice”

Lou B., TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Compressor self-destructed, contaminating the rest of the system with shrapnel”

R U., CO (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“a/c fails”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Compressor wore out”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban 5.2-L V8)

“Froze up and breaking belts”

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“I first noticed the compressor belt tensioner went bad, which I replaced. It turns out the tensioner went bad due to the compressor not compressing properly and demanding more power from the pulley”

John C., NC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Air conditioning has never worked correctly in the vehicle-the temp control gauge replaced/repaired numerous times, freon replaced numerous times, air conditioning can not reach rear seats, temp control gauge does not work, electronics in rear view m”

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Gate controller was bad. A/C could blow hot air out of one side. I replace the controller myself”

Anonymous, OH (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The fan control panel in the dash has an intermittent trouble turning on the fan and staying lit”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Sensor stopped working for temp control”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“Has never worked properly to cool interior of vehicle”

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Evaporator

“needed replacing”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“Drivers heated seat would turn on by itself. Eventually had to unplug electrical from seat”

Michael B., OK (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

“Both AC coils rear and front are leaking”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“some leakage and the unit that controls what vents are used can't be fixed”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“some paint fading on hood of car”

Laurence K., GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“The clear coat on the hood and top of the doors peeled”

Delmar E., OH (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“Clear coat has failed on the vehicle and is peeling off”

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Paint peeling all around the back window windshield wiper. Saw another Suburban that had the same problem in the same area. Seems like a factory defect”

Anonymous, AB (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“Clear coat on the paint is failing and to repaint the cost will be over $3000. No dealer assistance”

Gary M., PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Paint chipping off on hood”

John M., SC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“14 yr,. ols 4WD in wisconsin (road salt). What do you expect? Just this week we began an $1100 fix for right front fender right above tire and for RR wheel well area, plus the area right above exhaust pipe end”

Allan P., WI (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Minor rust rear quarter panel bottom”

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“I have corrosion on my tailgate and rust on my right rear quarter panel and on my rocker panels even tho' I had it `rust proofed' regularly”

L C., ON (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“I also had to have the sensor on my ABS cleaned about 2 months ago. I also had a complete brake job done on the car a few months ago”

Ronald B., IL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Wheel bearing or brake hose--not sure”

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Rotors would not pass safety inspection and needed to be replaced due to corrosion”

Todd S., VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Master cylinder

“complete failure of the brake lines from the master cylinder”

Thomas O., MA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“pads”

Thomas A., IA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“locking latch failed in a riveted assembly causing a $500 repair for a $0.25 part. Mechanic had to remove and replace entire brake assembly with cables for a simple broken latch,”

Thomas O., MA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Parking brake shoes just came loose and were banging around the wheel”

V C., VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“3/4 ton parking brake shoes installed at factory on an 1/2 ton suburban. did not work right until mch. installed new shoes on back”

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Regular brake failure

“Burst brake line resulted in complete brake system failure. Cause was due to corrosion. Repair was not covered under warranty or TSB or recall and was in excess of $800”

Todd S., VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Fuel pump failed. Fuel pump is part of an assembly which must be replaced all at once. Pump is located within the fuel tank so the entire fuel tank must be removed to replace fuel pump assembly”

Todd S., VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The Fuel pump failed without warning, and cost too much for such a simple part. $1200”

Mike B., MN (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Just stopped. no warning. Very expensive fix $1,000.00”

Anonymous, AB (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“P1516 Code. Very troublesome. Potentially unsafe because it occurs in traffic. 325 c.i. V-8. GM has a long history of these. In my case, we tried running a second ground wire to the opposite side of the engine from the original. GM needs to figure this out. YouTube is rife with fixes for this. Different fixes work for different people”

Allan P., WI (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Poor performance MAP Sensor”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“After accidentally putting the wrong mix of gas in the vehicle, the sensor light has been coming on most of the time. It occasionally goes off”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“Mass air flow sensor replaced along with O2 sensors after repeated fault codes , and intake gasket .Very time consuming process ; guess pblm could have been much more severe”

John S., ON (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Check engine light came on. Not clear the cause. Replaced vent selenoid and gas cap myself. Had mechanic fix rear solenoid with factory part. To that point cost $300. Did not correct problem. Dealer diagnosed broken wire. Fixed for $500”

Don C., NV (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“At 145000, universal joint broken”

Jeff P., GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Electrical failure

“Passenger seat controls”

Chris M., TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Transfer case holed by rock, lost lube, ate bearings”

R U., CO (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Second time rebuilding the rear differential”

Josh H., KY (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Read differential chipped some teeth and had to be replaced”

Andrew S., OH (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Transfer case

“The selector pops into a different selection that the driver specified. Difficult to diagnose problem”

Anonymous, AR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“4wd shift motor inop”

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“FRONT PASSENGER SEAT DRAINS THE BATTERY. HAVE TO LEAVE IT UNPLUGGED TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING. OF COURSE THE AIR BAG IS DISABLED WHEN IT IS UNPLUGGED”

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“the driver seat controls reversed and would no longer move the seat fully”

Thomas T., TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

“Corrosion on tailgate”

L C., ON (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“the weather stripping will not stay and continues to come out/fall off”

Thomas T., TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)
Windows

“Power window switch operates intermittently along with power locks located on the same switch panel”

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

“Electric window motors replaced 3 times”

Emile S., QC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

“Display goes blank intermittently while driving and resets the language to French on reappearing. The battery is being drained be it when the car is left turned off and has had to be restarted multiple times with a booster pack, despite having a new battery this year”

Charles M., OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Rear view mirror flashes and turns off on its own. No longer shows temp/compass”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
CD player

“CD changer malfunctions, would not eject, now will not accept or play CDs”

Thomas M., KS (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Display screen difficult to see

“Display light malfunctioning. Cannot see gauges. Also the speedometer is broken, not working correctly or at all”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

“Sometimes everything just quits indicating, speed, fuel, electrical, tachometer, speedometer”

Raul P., MI (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Radio

“Sirus module quit working”

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“The transmission is becoming balky and shifts especially hard from 1st to 2nd gear”

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Transmission slips when shifting”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“not from transmission but serious leaks from front wheel differential”

Anonymous, FL (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“The upper control arms were worn to the point that an alignment couldn't be performed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“front driver side replaced”

Thomas A., IA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“The shocks are worn out which was causing the wheels to be out of alignment and causing uneven wear on the tires”

Darla S., ND (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“Rear main seal leak on the engine”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“as soon as one "gasket" is replaced, it seems that another starts to fail. age and mileage issue”

Jeffrey K., CO (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Constantly leaking oil from various places around engine. Constant maintenance”

Josh H., KY (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“One of the two catalytic converters failed and plugged which prevented the car from going over 10 mph”

Carl S., NY (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“The catalytic converter became plugged up causing the the engine to stop running properly”

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Muffler

“We had to replace the entire muffler this year”

Darla S., ND (2003 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.2-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

“Had to finally replace”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“It was actually the intake gasket had to be replaced to fix a vacuum leaks causing rough starting / running conditions”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Cylinder head

“some cylinder heads in 2003 models will eventually crack allowing engine coolant to mix with the oil. I replaced entire engine with a new GM crate motor. No problems engine problems since”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Had to replace for an AC Delco”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Engine harness

“on 2003 models there is a ground wire to the back of the motor that will eventually break. This causes the vehicle to intermittently not start, and stop. Also causes problems with the door locks. This is a nightmare until the problem is diagnosed”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Original lasted 20000 miles into the extended warranty and failed but was replaced with aftermarket junk that failed 12 miles after the warranty ran out. Chevy would not help and I paid for a quality replacement”

Charles M., OR (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“Transmission would not go into reverse. Rebuild cost $1700”

Emile S., QC (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Water pump lost all seals in a massive failure at 123500 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Leaking through seals in rear barn doors. Have not yet been able to detect where exactly except which door”

Anonymous, MA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

“it was leaking”

Mike W., IA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.2-L V8)

“pump leaked - part replaced as a lifetime warranty from previous repair”

Gregor J., CA (2003 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.2-L V8)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Dec 17 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
May 19 2006
THIS CONDITION MAY CAUSE AN INADEQUATE SEAL AT THE CONNECTION, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO A FUEL LEAK. IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS, FRAM BRAND NAME P/N G3727, WITH DATE CODES X52911 THROUGH X60801 SEQUENTIALLY OR X600141 AND A MEXICO COUNTRY OR ORIGIN MARKING ON THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 18, 2005, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2006, SOLD FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE AND ON CERTAIN SCHOOL BUSES. (TO SEE THE SCHOOL BUS ENGINE SIZES, CLICK ON "DOCUMENT SEARCH" AND THEN "BUS APPLICATIONS"). THE CONNECTOR ON THE FUEL FILTER WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO HONEYWELL'S SPECIFICATION. AS A RESULT, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAT CORRECTLY ON THE FUEL LINE.
What should you do:
HONEYWELL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 18, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FRAM CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-890-2075 (OPTION 1).
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET FRAM FUEL FILTERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 88303
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
SEAT BELTS:REAR
Apr 22 2005
A LAP PORTION OF THE SEAT BELT ROUTING THAT IS NOT LOW AND SNUG ON THE HIPS CAN ALLOW THE LAP BELT TO RIDE UP ON AN OCCUPANT'S ABDOMEN INSTEAD OF FITTING LOW AROUND THEIR HIPBONES, AND THEREFORE, CAN EXPOSE THEM TO MORE RISK OF ABDOMINAL AND INTERNAL ORGAN INJURY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE 2ND ROW CENTER OCCUPANT SEAT BELT ROUTING MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO POSITION THE LAP PORTION OF THE SAFETY BELT LOW AROUND THE HIPS OF OCCUPANTS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER OCCUPANTS, SEATED IN THIS POSITION. APPROPRIATE USE OF A CHILD SEAT OR BOOSTER SEAT, AS RECOMMENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN, DOES IMPROVE THE FIT CONDITION FOR THIS USER GROUP. IN ADDITION TO INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD RESTRAINT (WITH CHILD SEATS OR BOOSTERS), SPECIAL VERBIAGE FOR RESTRAINING OLDER CHILD IS INCLUDED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL. ALSO, THE SUGGESTED SEAT BELT FIT/ROUTING FOR ADULTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF SEATING POSITION, IS DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL TEXT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL CUT OPEN THE GUIDE LOOP, REMOVE A PORTION OF THE LOOP, AND THEN THE REMAINING TWO SIDES SHOULD BE FOLDED OVER AND SECURED WITH A RETAINER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 21, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05037.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V163000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1359824
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 04 2004
CONSEQUENTLY, THE VALVE O-RING SEAL MAY FRACTURE. STEERING EFFORTS MAY BE SLIGHTLY INCREASED WHILE BRAKING OR PARKING. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, A FRACTURED SEAL MAY REQUIRE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE APPLIED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE SAME VEHICLE DECELERATION RATE AS PRIOR TO THE SEAT FRACTURE.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND PASSENGER VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ?PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.? SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION BRAKE HYDRO-BOOST HOUSING RELIEF VALVE BORE.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE HYDRO-BOOST RELIEF VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; GMC AT 1-866-996-9463; OR HUMMER AT 1-866-486-6376.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04004.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68875
STRUCTURE
Mar 07 2003
THIS OVERHEATING CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE RUNNING BOARD TO MELT OR CAUSE A FIRE.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCK, VAN, AND MINI VAN CONVERSIONS EQUIPPED WITH SOUTHERN COMFORT BUILT RUNNING BOARDS THAT CONTAIN CERTAIN COURTESY LIGHTS MANUFACTURED BY AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS, INC. THESE UNITS CONTAIN A COURTESY LIGHT OR LIGHTS THAT MIGHT OVERHEAT WHEN THE WIRE HARNESS IS EXPOSED TO EXCESSIVE MOISTURE AND ROAD SALT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESS ON THESE RUNNING BOARDS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 7, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SOUTHERN COMFORT AT 1-800-745-6096.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V094000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3674
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Feb 06 2003
AS A RESULT, THE DOOR STRENGTH MAY BE DEGRADED DURING A SIDE IMPACT VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 214, "SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES ARE BUILT WITH FOUR WELDS ON THE REAR DOOR UPPER HINGE. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES, ONE OR TWO OF THE WELDS MAY NOT BE TO SPECIFICATION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WELDS ON THE LEFT REAR DOOR UPPER HINGE. IF A WELD IS FOUND OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION, A BOLT WILL BE INSTALLED TO SECURE THE HINGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 17, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 03004. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V037000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 107
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Jan 27 2003
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, VEHICLES, DURING A 30 DEGREE LEFT ANGLE FRONTAL IMPACT OF SUFFICIENT SEVERITY, A TEAR COULD DEVELOP IN THE MID-FRAME CROSS MEMBER AT ITS ATTACHMENT TO THE LEFT FRAME RAIL. IF THE MID-FRAME CROSS MEMBER TEARS DURING FRONTAL IMPACT AND PRODUCES A SHARP EDGE, CONTACT OF THE SHARP EDGE WITH THE FUEL TANK COULD RESULT IN A PUNCTURE OF THE FUEL TANK AND POSSIBLE FUEL LEAKAGE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUEL TANK SHIELD. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN FEBRUARY 20, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020 OR GMC AT 1-800-462-8782.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 03002.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V019000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5734
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