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The huge Suburban might not be politically correct, but it has been the vehicle of choice for large families, or those who need heavy-duty towing and off-road capabilities for quite some time. Suburban seats up to nine (though more commonly seven or eight) with plenty of room for luggage. It has a comfortable ride, a quiet interior and a well-mannered V8 engine. However, handling is ungainly and fuel economy is poor.
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There are 2 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 2007 Chevrolet Suburban has been recalled 2 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 2007 Chevrolet Suburban owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“I would install the nozzle like always, an it would click off the supply after a few moments without being full. Had to play with different angles of insertion to get it to fill up”

Anonymous, OK (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“severe oil consumption when in cylinder deactivation mode (to save fuel at highway speed) cost me $330 for a custom tune to turn off cylinder deactivation”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“We get a check engine light every few months. Basically the engine design is faulty and is going to need to be replaced. It now uses a quart of oil every 2000 miles. GM knew there were issues with this engine and would not replace it because when ori”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“Engine burns oil. A knock developed and then got worse. Turns out a cylinder head was stuck. A complete rebuild was required”

Nicholas L., TX (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“I felt rather fortunate not to have any oil leaks or oil consumption problems until the car reached 180,000 miles, but right before it went in the shop, it used 2 quarts of oil within 1000 miles. Found out that this is not an uncommon problem with the 5.3L engines in 2007 model GM trucks”

Jerry P., OH (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Burns 3 to 4 quarts of oil in between oil changes (9000 mi) and no oil leaks to the ground. It is a known problem with GM but they refuse to address it”

Ted B., CA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“Oil blows by the cylinder in cylinder deactivation mode (at highway speeds). I paid for a programming change to turn this mode off, but am still losing oil (though less) This problem often results in piston damage or at worst requires a complete engine replacement”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)

“Repeated leaks that were difficult to identify and repair (oil pan and rear main seal)”

Anonymous, OK (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Oil pan gasket & block off plate leaking. Front differential output seals and ext housing gasket leaking”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Burns oil too fast and Chevy dealer(s) cannot figure out what the problem is”

Chris M., OK (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Accessory belts or pulleys

“belts showed wear. replaced @ 310000”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 6.0-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

Ball joints

“Normal wear on upper ball joints for this milage”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“This suburban pulls a horse trailer and this may have had an affect on the suspension. The suspension was changed 6 months ago. Otherwise the car has been terrific except for gas mileage”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“Had to replace the rear struts and automatic air suspension system”

James W., NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“brake fluid leaking in Rack and Pinion”

Roger W., GA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Seal leak replaced unit”

Don W., MN (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“ha to replace. then had to replace steering sensor”

Barb B., WA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

“Torsion bar seem to have weken and permit excessive rebound in front end”

Anthony L., FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Rack and pinion leaking. $1,200 to replace”

Roger W., GA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

“Right front wheel bearing in hub assembled failed”

Don W., MN (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“failure of wheel bearings on right side - allowed enough play that both front rotors warped, so had to pay $500 for a new "wheel unit" plus new front rotors & pads, total cost $1200 installed”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Engine failure at 95000 after seals replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“The DoD (displacment on demand) was what caused the motor to be replaced. Active fuel management on these motors from 2007-2010 all had the same problem. Engines from the factory used to immediately consume from 1-3 quarts between oil changes, then eventually the motor would end up having no oil pressure requiring replacement. This motor was replaced with a rebuilt one with all the parts to prevent this issue from reoccurring. GM's lack to acknowledge this as a problem lost all credibility with”

Scott H., ME (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“I bought a Red Auto Protection vehicle protection plan to cover breakdowns like a broken lifter which according to the contract should be covered. Come to find out that RAP only sells contracts for other service contract companies. The company that they sold for in this case was Interstate National Dealer Services who denied the claim to fix the car due to the mileage, which is still within the terms of the contract. (expiration miles 219,082 or March 12, 2018 whichever comes first). I have spen”

Jerry P., OH (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“engine replaced when 290,000 miles were reached”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 6.0-L V8)

“The engine had a tapping lifter and it was more expensive to repair than it was to install a new engine. So I replaced the engine $3,300.00”

Anonymous, OK (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Cylinder head

“Third time have had to replace valve lifters due to stuck valves”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“One or more hydrolic lifters drain after non use for 2 days. Takes 5 minutes of engine running to pump the lifter back up. Oil consumption 1-2 quarts between oil changes”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 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

Fuel injection system

“While traveling on a road trip, sensors in the throttle body failed and put the engine in reduced power mode. Cost $690.00 to replace. Chevy service department gave excellent service”

A C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“While driving the vehicle approaching an on ramp for an interstate highway, the vehicle suddenly lost power and a warning light appeared saying the engine has reduced it's power, Upon checking the op manual,it indicated a water temp problem. Not true”

Anthony L., FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Check engine light indicates failed emission control. Having trouble identifying cause of the problem”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)

“due to the emissions control problem, vehicle has to be driven over 50 miles in order to pass inspection. Even when everything checks out. Waste of gas, time and money when it is a GM problem”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Sensors consistently failing in a short amount of time. costly to replace them”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 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

“Cruise control works intermittently. Can turn on but not always set to hold speed”

Anthony L., FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)
Gauges

“Gauges quit working looked online found out no recall for 2007 gauge cluster”

Clarence C., IL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“odometer and indicator lights are blown no indication shown on display area”

Clarence C., IL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Fading of headlight lenses. Buffed and clear coated, but clear coat peeled”

Anthony L., FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)

“Faulty tire pressure sensor had to be replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Keyless entry

“just quit working changed battery still nothing possible connection to dash lights”

Clarence C., IL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 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 has gone out twice in 6 months”

Nicholas L., TX (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Engine misfire caused engine stalls due to possible oil leaking into cylinder. Happened 3 times. Found residue on spark plug head”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“General complete tune up”

Allen S., GA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban)

“Spark plugs cracked, caused misfiring”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Related to the engine problem. If you replace the spark plug & wires it makes the engine light warning go away”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

“Cracks started showing up in dash around passenger side airbag during third year of ownership. Now there are 4 cracks. Two are around airbag and one is a complete seperation of the dash, back to front, behind steering wheel. Multiple brackets are broken which allowsthe entire dash to be loose and rattling including around airbag. There are multiple websites, blogs, facebook page, devoted to this issue. It affects model years 2007 thru 2014 which all have same issues and cracks in exactly the sam”

Ted B., CA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“The problem I had was dis coloring of the door side molding”

Ronnie E., MD (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)

“Paint is coming off of the hood”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 6.0-L V8)
Rust

“Rust developed passenger rear quarter panel”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Starting to get bad on the sides at the running boards”

Jason E., SD (2007 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

Master cylinder

“It needed to be replaced (Master cylinder)”

Robert L., CA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Premature brake wear

“Brakes were not working properly, they lock and found out that the rear breaks were not working and the front breaks wear worn out in less than a year. This cause vibration and wearing off the rotors”

Luis C., CA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

“Had to have the complete break job including replacing the rotors”

Allen S., GA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban)
Normal routine brake wear

“Breaks were slipping when stopping. Replaced brake pads”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT Unsure)

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

Differential

“Had to replace all six bearings in differential case. One bearing was worn and left metal particle pieces in differential gear oil. It was rather expensive: $1550.00. Chevy service department gave excellent service”

A C., TX (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Oil leak in front differential. Was fixed satisfactory”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban Unsure 5.3-L V8)
CV joint

“CV Boot leaking”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

“Has to be recharged at least annually. Even with dye have not been able to track down the leak. Just another symptom of the poor engineering/quality control that is a $50,000+ Suburban”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)
A/C compressor

“Needed to be replaced”

Robert L., CA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 6.0-L V8)
Automatic climate control

“Intake fan near driver's left ear noisy”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Just went out on us. Cost $3000 to fix”

Jason E., SD (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Transmission wouldn't shift into 3rd or 4th gears”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

“Tranny went out 11 days after extended warranty expired!”

Vickie M., CO (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 6.0-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“weather stripping on driver door, repaired in 1 visit”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“dash rattle”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 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

Mirrors

“Mirrors failed will not fold flat. motor bad or gears stripped”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“The arms that open the tailgate failed, had to replace $700.00 NOTE THE FLEX FUEL ENGINE SUCKS. 13 MPG ON HIGHWAY. NEVER EVER BUY FLEX FUEL ENGINE!!!”

Anonymous, TX (2007 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Camera doesn't work”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

“Just put $310 into replacing 2 switches on the window and back lift gate a week ago. Door did not open and continually shut down other activities with the door, telling them it was open, but was not. Sensor on the car for the remote only functions p”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 04 2010
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
OWNERS 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 28 2008
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 08048. 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 <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V441000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 857735
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