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The long-running Chevrolet Suburban is a very useful SUV. The addition of electronic stability control as a standard feature makes it a more attractive option for some potential buyers. Three-row SUVs are popular alternatives to minivans, but the third-row seat is usually a compromise. Often, the seat is very uncomfortable and cargo space is reduced to accommodate the seat.
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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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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 2005 Chevrolet Suburban owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

“Air door actuator failures are common and some are difficult to access”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“AC does not work when outside temp goes high, which is when you need it most”

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“System in AC would go full hot and would not return to normal operation until the engine was turned off and after a brief delay restarted. That cycle would continue throughout the time the car was in use”

Thomas L., VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Failure of an 'actuator' (device that controls temps in the passenger cabin)- this was the 3rd 'actuator' (all different) that has failed”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Driver zone will go full hot when AC is on or full cold when heat is selected”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“the blend door has been disfunctional for about 4 years”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Blows hot on drivers side when A/C is on”

Dan S., CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“For no reason the heated seats on the drivers side will turn on. I unplug the seat for the summer, but then there are no other controls of the seat. Very annoying”

Richard M., SC (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“AC Coolant leaks. Source of leak. It found”

Anonymous, AL (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Line to rear A/C unit cracked”

Anonymous, KY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“there is a break in the line to the back of the vehicle - expensive to fix, may seal off rear AC from system and recharge for just the front AC - much less expensive than full replacement”

Phillip L., ME (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Unexplained leakage”

Peter W., CT (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Line to rear A/C was corroded”

Anonymous, MT (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“The AC leaked for the Rear AC”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Front air conditioner has stopped cooling due to compressor failure. Also this vehicle has always had a problem maintain correct temperature in passenger compartment. At times I have had to shut engine off and restart vehicle to get air conditioning”

David R., IA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Had to replace”

Angela M., TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Both compressors failed. This is the second time I've had to replace both”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

“A/C fan just quit. Repaired 3 times. A/C temp has not worked correctly since. You have to place on Auto and turn temp to 68 in order for it to cool. Turn the rear to same and then push recirculating!!! Very frustrated, as I know how it worked before”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“During the year needed service to replace blower resistor and the actuators”

Anonymous, KY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-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

“U joints”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Electrical failure

“The Heating and Cooling system controller has failed”

Joseph L., VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Often while driving, an in-dash error message reads something to the effect of "electrical system failure", among the many other problems I've had with this vehicle”

Justin R., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“4-wheel drive automatic selector was intermittent. Fixed by dealer”

Harry A., MS (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Could not shift between 2wd and 4wd Common problem with 2005 suburbans”

Anonymous, AR (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“For the last 9 of my 10 years with this car, its 4WD system has engaged on its own - probably as many as 100 times. I have spent over $1200 on repairs in that time but the problem always returns. By 2014 I gave up having it looked at; Chevrolet has”

Larry H., NC (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Differential

“Bearings needs replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“I have experienced a whining noise when I am driving along and begin to decelerate . The dealership said to continue driving until it gets worse. They said that it sounds like my differential needs to be replaced”

Joe C., NY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“With traction control message and I come to a stop or slow down sign and stepping on gas to go forward nothing happens. Scary in traffic”

Vernon A., WI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Had to replace the transfer case”

Vernon A., WI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Experienced a well known and common failure of the transfer case shift motor”

Bradley D., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Driveline vibration

“"U" joints”

George C., FL (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

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

Heated or cooled seats

“There is a short in the driver's side heated seat. About $1,000 to replace”

Robert H., SC (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Electronic control of drivers seat now works in reverse for all functions”

Chris E., TN (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Driver side seat heaters come on intermittently. Have to turn of with swithch on door. Mechanic tried disconnecting door swithch haowever that did not work as the heater could not be turned off. problem remains intermittent”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Interior lights

“Lights in the steering wheel are burning out”

Robert H., SC (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

“Intermittent operation. Hard to diagnose. Fairly expensive to replace all 4”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Clock

“Clock and thermometer in mirror no longer function”

Chris E., TN (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)
Gauges

“failure of instrument panel "Ghost" codes "reduced Engine Power"”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“The motors that drive speed, tach, oil pressure, and water temp quit!”

Rob H., GA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Spedometer shows I'm doing over 130 when driving. It also shows I'm doing 12 mph when parked”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“speedometer failed at 80000 miles”

Garth K., GA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-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)

“Corrosion from salt equals failure”

Jason L., IL (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“the ABS sensors needed to be replaced. The ABS indicator light was always going on along with the stability control and traction control lights. The dealership fixed one sensor and sometime later the other sensor needed to be replaced”

Joe C., NY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Calipers

“Blown seals on rear passenger caliper”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Brakes wore out- replaced”

Joel L., PA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Brake shoes needed replacement due to normal wear”

Gloria B., KY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Parking brake

“Parking brake handle has broken four (4!) times. Parking brake adjustment also required (expensive)”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“I had to replace break pads and rotors twice in less than a year. Ultimately, the entire caliper assembly needed replacement. I've been told this is common in these cars. Otherwise, it's been a great car”

Joseph L., VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-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

Electronic or air suspension

“The performance of the car is not affected by this problem but the indicator light cannot be de-activated without the system being fixed and the price for this repair is very expensive! For the low mileage put on the car, we've learned to live with it”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Auto ride system pump was replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“One loose tie rod end replaced”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Driver's side Front Wheel bearing; noisy, now replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Required replacement of wheel bearing”

James L., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Wheel bearing failure, the other side failed over a year ago”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power Steering started making terrible noises. Cost 1,800 to replace and repair”

David R., IA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“converter pluged”

Anonymous, SD (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Flex fuel sensor went out and dealer wanted $1600 to replace. I fixed the problem myself using an ebay signal replicator”

Justin R., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)
Fuel cap

“was leaking and caused a malfunction”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“broken throttle body wire”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Inoperable”

Dave C., NC (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“One of the four O2 sensors died and needed to be replaced”

Bradley D., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

“The suburban needed the exhaust and refrigeration replaced, which is why it was overheating. Along with that, it needed new spark plugs and some sealants replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Thermostat

“The thermostat went out and needed to replaced. It was the original thermostat”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Water pump

“Anti Freeze Leak determined to be water pump. Dealership replaced water pump. Anti Freeze leak got worse. Dealership said steam was from spilled anti freeze on engine. Turned out to be leak at firewall connection to heater hose. Dealership should have replaced heater hoses when replacing water pump. Even then did not replace heater hoses, just connector at firewall”

David R., IA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Water pump leaking (bearing failure)”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

“Failed”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Radiator

“Radiator is the suspected leak, Have had the system pressure test twice from local shop, they say no measurable loss of pressure yet when engine has been running and hot you can smell coolant and ther reservoir needs to be filled a least monthly”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Never towed with this vehicle, but experienced complete transmission failure at about 109k miles. Transmission services always performed on time. Never ran low on transmission fluid”

Matthew M., CA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Problem was transfer case, not transmission. Car not drive-able. Major repair required”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Transmission goes out like all surburbans made it to90000 miles before first transmission out”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)
Torque converter

“torque convertor cracked after transmission replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-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

“Had a leak from the plastic cover under cowl”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

“I had a cracked windshield which when replaced by my Chevrolet dealer resulted in unacceptable wind noise when at any speed over 45 mph. Told it was "unavoidable"”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“The squeaks and rattles actually were related to the alternator”

Donna C., TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-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

CD player

“simply does not work - the integrated radio/CD/nav unit is way to expensive to replace - so just listening to the radio”

Phillip L., ME (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

“Horn works intermittently”

John W., WA (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Rust

“Rust on both rear quarter panels”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Various spots on the body show rust and paint bubbling up. The vehicle is cleaned regularly but we do have the harsh Wisconsin winters”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Lifter tick”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Required replacement of oil pump”

James L., NM (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-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

“The locks on both front doors went bad and had to be replaced. The dealer did a poor job of replacing the drivers door. A local mechanic, non-dealer, did a better job on the passenger latch and had to replace the driver door latch”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Tailgate latch/lock handle broke so tailgate could not be opened. Latch and handle had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-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

Alternator

“The alternator went out and had to be completely replaced”

Donna C., TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

“It rattles when the truck is cold”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Control module for Transfer Case failed. Had to rebuild Transfer Case actuator. Note: The Model Z71 is missing from your list”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

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

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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
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Aug 03 2006
IF THE DAMPER COMES LOOSE, A FUEL LEAK MAY RESULT. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L V8 (RPO L8-VIN G) ENGINE HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN INADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE DAMPER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06080.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: 06V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38439
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
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:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Mar 18 2005
THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF BRAKES WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE BRAKE PEDAL PUSHROD RETAINER MAY BE MISSING. IF THE RETAINER IS MISSING, THE BRAKE BOOSTER PUSHROD COULD DISENGAGE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES FOR THE BRAKE PEDAL PUSHROD RETAINER AND INSTALL ONE IF IT IS MISSING FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER BEGAN CONTACTING OWNERS BY TELEPHONE ON MARCH 10, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05039.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: 05V103000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 707
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
Feb 14 2005
THE VEHICLE MAY MOVE IN AN UNINTENDED DIRECTION RESULTING IN POSSIBLE INJURY TO OTHERS OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." UNDER CERTAIN VEHICLE STARTING CONDITIONS, THE SHIFT LEVER POSITION INDICATOR LOCATED IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. IF THE SHIFT LEVER POSITION INDICATOR DOES NOT ILLUMINATE, THE DRIVER MAY NOT KNOW WHICH GEAR THE VEHICLE IS IN.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05023.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: 05V055000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7194
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 08 2005
IF A SEPARATION OCCURRED AND THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WERE OPEN, FRAGMENTS FROM THE ACCUMULATOR COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. THE PRESENCE OF THIS CRACK OR FRACTURED SURFACE COULD ALLOW THE HYDRAULIC FLUID TO LEAK FROM THE ACCUMULATOR CIRCUIT OF THE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY. THE LOSS OF FLUID WOULD CAUSE INCREASED STEERING AND BRAKING EFFORT AND A CRASH MAY OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND VANS EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRO-BOOST BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR MAY CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY DURING NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL TEST THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FOR FUNCTIONAL OPERATION OF THE TWO-FUNCTION VALVE. IF THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FAILS THE TEST, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05006.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: 05V043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 77411
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Aug 02 2004
IF THE TUBE RETAINER SCREW BREAKS, FUEL COULD LEAK FROM THE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER JOINT, THE ENGINE MAY STALL AND, IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WERE PRESENT, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.3L (RPO L59) V8 ENGINES, THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER TUBE RETAINER SCREWS WERE NOT MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATIONS AND MAY BREAK.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL RAIL CROSSOVER TUBE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE RETAINER SCREWS. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON JULY 30, 2004, WITH A FOLLOWUP OWNER LETTER BEGAN AUGUST 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463. NOTE: THE GM BULLETIN LISTS THE TAHOE AND YUKON MODELS BECAUSE CANADIAN VEHICLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE BULLETIN. NO U.S. TAHOE OR YUKON VEHICLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE U.S. CAMPAIGN.
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GM RECALL NO. 04066.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONGM RECALL NO. 04066.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: 04V376000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1103
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