The Suburban is a huge, old-fashioned, truck-based SUV; the quintessential family truckster for large families who live beyond the suburbs. What sets it apart from other SUVs is that it provides three rows of seats -- for carrying up to seven, eight, or even nine people -- yet still retains generous cargo space, along with a hefty towing capacity.
Alerts
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard 2000-2002, available 2006, standard from 2010. ESC available from 2003, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available in 2007, standard from 2008.
Road Test

The Suburban is a huge, old-fashioned, truck-based SUV; the quintessential family truckster for large families who live beyond the suburbs. What sets it apart from other SUVs is that it provides three rows of seats -- for carrying up to seven, eight, or even nine people -- yet still retains generous cargo space, along with a hefty towing capacity. Add a luxurious and quiet interior to the added traction of four-wheel drive and you get a uniquely capable vehicle.

Based on the frame of the full-sized Chevrolet Silverado pickup, the Suburban -- and its GMC Yukon XL twin -- was one of the last few SUVs with real truck capabilities in a world where nearly every other SUV had adopted carlike unit-body structures. Despite the Suburban's major updates for 2015, it still delivered a relatively truck-like driving experience and fuel economy, when compared to better handling car-based SUVs. Then again, none of those "crossovers" can match the Suburban's particular combination of talents.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Chevrolet Suburban owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Alignment

"Have had to have an alignment at least once per year since purchase."

Jeffrey C., LA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"When I received my new vehicle I discovered it pulled to the right. It was because of road crown or tires"

Dean P., MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Ball joints

"Upper torsion bar on right side wore out and required replacement at 68K miles"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"I could feel a clunking noise through the steering system, very slight but enough to mention it during a service visit. The technician found the right front ball joint was worn and needed replacing."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Right Ball Joint wore out causing play which failed state inspection at 68,000 miles."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"The problem still hasn't been solved by the dealership"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Had to replace the front shocks at 54000 miles"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Every person that has a newer suburban or Yukon has had suspension problems in the front"

Ron P., LA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The two front struts actually broke. I have babied this car like no other. I have no reason why they broke. Replacement cost was $1800 which I thought was very high."

Carl H., WV (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The struts blew and started leaking. The struts are a hybrid part with the shocks. The struts are covered by warranty, but the shocks are not, so GM refuses to cover them under their extended warranty."

Patrick K., IL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace Shocks struts etc with in the first two years (60,000 miles)."

Jeffrey C., LA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Front left shock began leaking at just over 60000 miles. No problem with the right factory installed shock. It was just over warranty and a costly repair, almost $1000."

Robert L., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"After a hard winter in Michigan, thought the rough ride was due to roads (and I'm sure most of it was). Mechanic looked at struts and shocks, and the front ones had to be replaced. The LTZ has magnetic ride control, meaning it was a $1,500 repair due to expensive parts"

Phillip H., MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Shock/struts failed after less than 100,000 miles and were not covered under GMPP gold warranty."

Paul P., TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"after 60000 miles left strut failed, then at 96000 miles both left and right struts failed"

Robert L., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Noise and minor binding (did not prevent full steering authority) when turning steering wheel. Dealership evaluated and determined it was due to an active recall issue. Repaired and returned at no cost to us"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The steering wheel is sometimes hard to turn. The wheel/linkage sometimes emits a grinding or growling sound when turned"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Steering column pops/clicks when turning - very annoying, although apparently not a safety issue based on TSB. Also replaced intermediate steering shaft to reduce slop and found lower steering column bearing loose. Overall disappointed with the steering - come on Chevrolet! You've had 100 years to get the steering on the Suburban right!"

Rodger N., CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"The front tires wear on the inside. I had q 2009 model with the same problem. The garage I deal with said other customers have the same problem. He has contacted Chevrolet and they have no answer for the problem"

Robert L., NJ (2015 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 exterior trim or moldings

"Roof rack trim broke"

Christopher O., SC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"The appliques around doors are coming detached. They flap when driving and make excessive noise. There are 6 appliques and the Chevrolet dealer wants $200 each to repair. Duct tape is working for the time being"

Frank P., MD (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Door trim pieces falling off. Chevrolet needs to recall and fix these. Happens on all of the"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Black plastic trim panels behind front and back door windows worked loose and vibrated/flapped in the wind while driving"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The panels along the windows on both sides of the car came loose and were flapping in the wind"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"loose trim on both exterior front doors"

Anonymous, ND (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"black plastic panels on doors come loose. Catch air and make noise while you drive. Have had ALL of them replaced twice. Known issue and flaw w/ 2015 along with no functional 2nd row cup holder. Water bottles, coffee, gatorades, won't stay in = spill"

Erik O., TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"the 4 doors have plastic pieces that unglue itself after only 2 years. i had to buy a total of 6 pieces"

Pierre C., QC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The Suburban has a nose that is too low. It hits curbs in parking lots. We eventually removed it. Also, their are plastic shields on the doors that come off"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The seatbelt moldings in the ceiling fell out almost immediately and do not stay in place when pushed back in"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Painting mistake on top edge of door, rough. Small area (3"), but we paid $1,000 for this higher end paint option and I would expect zero defects"

Greg L., KY (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 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

A/C compressor

"$1,500 repair and they are running out of stock at supply warehouses. It would lead me to beleave it's a large issue"

Ron P., LA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"There was a leak that had to be repaired by replacing the compressor"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

"A $74K vehicle with a known faulty weld to the ac compressor should be covered under warranty. mine was 1100 miles past warranty and i was told for $1800 they would fix it?! my 1999 ford expedition has almost 200k on it and the ac works perfectly. this is, by far, the worst vehicle i have ever owned. the ac is just the tip of the iceberg. first and last chevy product that will sit in my driveway. feh!"

Derrick S., VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"It failed. Had to replace Unfortunately first they gave system a boost that didn't work Paid for that and a new compressor"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Compressor for rear cooling failed"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Condenser

"Condenser failed around 80,000 miles. Replacement condenser installed by independent repair shop failed. Chevy dealer had no replacements"

Peter F., VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Dealer could not locate the replacement condenser for over a month. GM had the part on back order. It appears that the part is no longer used in the Suburbans currently being manufactured. Appears to be a faulty part on many Suburbans. Perhaps a recall is needed"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"A/C condenser broke and had to be replaced. In the meantime, we had no air conditioning in the auto."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Evaporator

"Both the main and rear evaporators developed leaks. The main one was apparently covered in a design recall, but we were past the milage limit when ours failed so had to pay out of pocket. About 6 months after the main failed, the rear one also failed. Overall have spent over $2500 on A/C repairs."

Rodger N., CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Associated with replacing the compressor"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS 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

Display screen freezes up

"The entertainment center had to be completely updated with factory software at a dealership. This was an expensive malfunction to fix and there was no guarantee that it would resolve the problem. Luckily it did fix the problem."

George N., SC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"when my I phone 8 was connected to the vehicle through bluetooth, the music information (song, artist etc) would not display on the vehicle screen. The Browse button on the vheicle would also stop working as well. Nothing I tried seemed to help. The dealership said it was a problem between I phone updates and vehicle software updates. I have had the vehicle in service several times for this but the issues keep coming back."

Dean P., MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The antenna seal on top of the car leaked water and shorted the GPS sensor."

Ronald L., CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Needed new GPS. antenna"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Was not getting transmission through antena to allow navigation to receive signal"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Nav and telephone does not work. This is Onstar's problem"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Radio

"The radio and bluetooth audio occassionally will not produce sound. I have to turn the engine off and restart to get it to work"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Would not play movies, constantly had to eject and re insert DVD/ bluray for it to recognize there was a disc inserted, after about the twentieth time sometimes even more it would work or not at all"

Darren M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Voice control commands

"I could hear the car talking to me, but not vice versa"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 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

"Sun roof leaked during first rain"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Moisture leaked into front headlight lens"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"water leak from around the antenna above the driver. Air problem from a piece of trim coming loose on driver's door"

Carl H., WV (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Sunroof leaked after 2 years. Unacceptable!!!!"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"Popping noise from steering column"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Wind noise

"Squeaks over rough road, crossbars have "whistled" since day one, been replaced, but not fixed"

Pat D., NY (2015 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

"Had a bad injector and had to take it back less than 24 hours after purchasing. They repaired it but car idles really rough and loud. Have taken it in several times but can't seem to figure it out"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Faulty injectors"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Vehicle was running rough. In repair shop over five weeks. Almost stalled, vibrating, etc. Possible rockers, but clearly problem with design. Issued repair bulletins"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The malfunctioning high-pressure fuel pump is a known issue with GM trucks/SUVs. Some units were recalled, but GM only covers this under the bumper-to-bumper warranty, not the powertrain or emissions, even though GM recalled other vehicles with this same engine for this same problem."

Anonymous, IL (2015 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"safety alert drivers seat does not vibrate I have had the car into the dealers service 4 times still not working"

P W., IL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Upper LED brake light strip had several LEDs not working. Dealership replaced with a GM factory part with a 1 or 2 warranty that cost 4 or 5 times more than a part I could have purchased on-line with a lifetime warranty. The LED strip should not have failed this soon to begin with."

Jay L., IA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Occasionally the sensors will show a false reading on the same tire (left front). Rarely is the pressure off. The sensor must be reset."

George N., SC (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
USB port

"Do not work reliably. Frustrating as they are really needed to charge phones, ipads etc on trips"

Anonymous, ME (2015 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

Slipping transmission

"There is a known problem with the transmission from 2007 through 2018. The transmission sags and hesitates on acceleration. CHEVROLET knows about this problem and says there is no fix. It has put me in several dangerous situations. I have had my Suburban in for service 6 times for this problem. This is my fourth Suburban and I will never purchase another."

Michael C., IL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"see previous comment"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Transmission computer

"a couple times the transmission locked into 4-wheel drive when the "auto" position on the selector was used; required the dealer to reset something in computer; recently a recall on this problem was done that involved some re-programming in the compu"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"During a recent service visit the technician noted an transmission fluid leak from a tube. We replaced the leaky tube and other transmissions tubes to be safe."

Anonymous, CT (2015 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

Engine knock or ping

"See the comments from the Cylinder Head issue. Same issue."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Engine mounts

"when the engine is V4 mode yo get a steady vibration. The mechanics were told by Chevrilet that it was the engine mounts but the problem is still there. I have driven several 2015 surburan and tahoes and they all have the same problem"

Anonymous, AR (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Fuel leaks

"fuel leak from fuel injector"

Dennis M., TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"2 oil leaks from the oil pan within 12 months."

Patrick K., IL (2015 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

"the power folding mirrors are scratching the paint just below the bracket"

Dean P., MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The automatic remotely opening tailgate rubs at the top when opening it, so it automatically stops and closes again having to be manually forced open while damaging the paint on the edge where it rubs loudly"

Darren M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The electric tailgate will close without warning, without anyone touching any controls. The tailgate gears have started mankind horrible grinding noise. We're NOT impressed with the quality control of this vehicle!"

John W., IN (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"The tailgates remote opener works but the door gets stuck and re-closes. Sometimes the door starts to open and re-closes, and you have to do it a couple of times."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started to fail 1,000 miles after factory power train warranty expired. GM does not recommend any transmission service in the maintenance schedule. I followed the manufacturers recommended maintenance"

Peter F., VA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission failed completely and was rebuilt by Chevy dealer 100% under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

"the transmission began to slip, and had to be rebuilt, the milage was 104000, GM wouldn't pay for a new one because it was 'out of warranty' refused to stand by their product. I will not buy another GM vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 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

Differential

"Positraction clutches wore out. Rear axle replaced under warranty"

Carl H., WV (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Transfer case

"Transfer case was in neutral for towing and would not shift back into gear"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Computer required re-setting. It would not transfer out of 2 wheel drive. It was a simple software fix covered by warranty but had to be done at the dealer"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The converter needed replaced at about 105000 miles. That was no real surprise, but the cost ($2,000) was very high. I might be spoiled. I have had CHEVROLET products for years that went to very high mileages with no major repairs. This car has been babied like no other, but I have had some big repair bills."

Carl H., WV (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Other/unsure

"seat warning stopped working"

Michael N., OH (2015 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

Normal routine brake wear

"Cost to replace front pads and rotors was about $1200 at the dealership. This seems very high given what I have paid for similar work elsewhere."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 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

Cylinder head

"Heard knocking and took it to our local dealerdhip - had bent push rod and collapsed ring (I think). they replaced the parts. 300 miles later heard same sound while traveling, took it to another dealer in that town, and was told the seals were missing and the work done previously was done incorrectly. That dealership repaired the engine and we went to pick it up, drove another 500 miles and the check engine light turned on. Took it back to our local dealership who said the seals were again destroyed and they replaced the cylinder head and the other parts. Has been driven about 500 miles since with no more problems."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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

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