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Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Parts and Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Accessories

Chevrolet K2500 Suburban

  • Existing for 77 years and still counting, the Chevrolet Suburban holds the record for the longest continuous use of an automobile nameplate. Since the very first Chevrolet Suburban was produced in 1934 for the 1935 model year, it has continued to be in production without fail. It even continued to exist during World War II because of its importance as a military vehicle.

  • Throughout its long history, the Suburban or 'Burb has been produced under several marques including Chevrolet, Holden in Australia, and GMC. The GMC version of the Suburban was renamed as the GMC Yukon XL later on.

  • The C/K naming system was introduced for the sixth generation Suburbans when the first factory-equipped four-wheel drive models were rolled out. The two-wheel drive version was known as the 'C' model while the brand new four-wheel drive version which includes the K2500 Suburban was labeled as the 'K' model.

  • The original Chevrolet Suburbans were designed as an answer to the need of a truck-based station wagon that can perform heavy-duty needs that car-based station wagons can't do. To provide the strong structural support required by heavy-duty performance, Chevrolet introduced the steel-bodied Suburban Carryall in 1935.

  • To celebrate its 75th year of existence and its title as the first vehicle nameplate to reach 75 years of continuous production, Chevrolet designed a special edition of the Chevrolet Suburban. The special 75th anniversary edition of the Suburban that was released in 2010 featured the luxurious LTZ trim, a white diamond tricoat paint job, and cashmere interior.

  • The longest generation of the Chevrolet Suburban was its eighth generation which spanned 19 model years. This was the first generation that offered the Suburban as a four-door vehicle for all the Suburban versions: the C1500, C2500, K1500, and K2500.

  • With its proven record of performance and stability, it comes as no surprise that the Chevrolet Suburban was the vehicle of choice for several emergency and security services. The Suburban has served as a fire chief's vehicle, a police car, and an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fly car. Black Suburbans are also utilized by the United States Secret Service, while the President of the United States uses a fully-armored Suburban for less formal occasions.

Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Parts

Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Articles

  • Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Problems 17 January 2013

    With over 77 years of continued existence, the Chevrolet Suburban has built a name that is synonymous to performance and reliability. As the pioneer of the sport utility vehicles, the Chevy Suburban is always among the first models that come to mind when people talk about the best large SUVs in the market. As an integral part of the Suburban line, the Chevrolet K2500 Suburban has offered and continues to offer dependable, heavy-duty performance to four-wheel drive enthusiasts all over the world. But even with its history of dependability, there are still a few common issues that Chevy K2500 Suburban owners should take note of.


    Electrical system

    Some of the most common problems have been linked to the Chevy K2500 Suburban's electrical system. One of these issues involves the K2500's instrument panel. Several owners have reported problems with the various gauges in the instrument cluster. Some of these concerns include stuck or faulty speedometers and gauges that are very difficult to read during the daylight. Faulty electrical systems in some Chevy K2500 Suburbans have also been known to cause issues with the automatic door locks.

    About 1,300,000 vehicles from General Motors including several Chevy K2500 Suburbans were recalled by the automaker in 2010 for problems with the heat washer fluid system or HWFS module. This issue have been known to threaten passenger safety by increasing the risk of vehicle fires.


    Braking problems

    For drivers who often use their Chevy K2500 Suburbans on wet and cold conditions, be wary of the automatic activation of the anti-lock braking system. Several K2500 'Burbs have had concerns with ineffective braking and longer stopping distances because of the failure of the anti-lock braking system. This has prompted General Motors to recall many of their vehicles including the 2001 Suburbans.

    There were also instances of service brakes offering very little stopping power, pedals dropping straight to the floor, and brakes that don't react immediately. These faulty brakes have led to several cases of rear-ending and other vehicular crashes.


    Other issues

    Another common complaint about Chevy K2500 Suburbans is their excessive oil consumption. Although the consumption falls within GM's ranges, this extra consumption makes Chevy K2500 Suburban owners spend more on frequent oil changes.