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Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Parts and Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Accessories

Fun Facts You Should Know About the Chevrolet Suburban 1500

  • The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is one of the longest-running vehicle models in the US, having first launched in 1936. Once sold as a truck primarily meant for commercial or rural use, the extra-large SUV started becoming the go-to vehicle for families. The Suburban is also high in demand for those who want a class-leading passenger vehicle with a huge cargo capacity. With third-row seating available plus its truck-based towing capability, the car's lasting popularity is not a surprise.

  • The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 parts, particularly its rims, have some interesting trivia of their own. An example of this is that the rims are not one-size-fits-all for the Suburban. Each set has a different bolt pattern, and its offsets can be confusing for a first-time owner. When it comes to the pattern, the chrome rims are the most popular that owners choose. As for their size, 17-inch rims are the most sought after.

  • At the top of its class, the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 ranked first in US News' affordable large SUVs' category. Given that the vehicle offers a smooth, comfortable ride, it's no wonder why even many budget-conscious families would choose this car. Add to that the Suburban's combined fuel economy of 17 mpg, which is relatively good compared to others in its class. Additionally, it bagged US News' most affordable large SUV award.

  • Aside from being one of the most affordable SUVs, the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 also had the highest resale value in its class--up to 75% of its original price. The car's value depends on how old the model is. When it comes to buying new Suburbans, though, one can buy it for about $1,500 below the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). A new Suburban 1500 costs between $40,000 to $60,000 depending on its trim.

  • When compared against other tow rigs class, the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is also on top. Despite being a well-known family car, Suburban owners trust their SUV to tow their trailers, boats, and other heavy cargo without any problems. Additionally, thanks to advances in technology, new Suburbans even with their small engines still have the same towing capability as the older models.

Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Articles

  • Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Common Problems

    The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is one of the longest, continuously used automobile nameplate in production, when it was first sold in the US in the year 1935. The SUV has mostly been a station wagon-bodied version of the Chevrolet pickup truck. This is reflected by its popularity as a passenger, towing, and cargo-hauling vehicle. The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 has always been one of General Motors' most profitable automobiles, but it's not as perfect as it is marketed. Below are some of the most common problems that Suburban owners encountered and how they have been dealt with.


    One of the most common problems with the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 parts is the uneven tire wear. After driving for more than 30,000 miles, owners have noticed a wavy motion, or cupping, on the front tire's tread while the rear tires are fine. Having this re-aligned at a local shop didn't solve the problem, as the new tires will still be cupped after several thousand miles. To solve this issue, the wheels must be aligned only at the dealer's shop. They do something different during the alignment process to prevent the cupping, which can't be done by other shops.

    Wind noise

    Some, though not many, have been hearing wind noise from their Suburban. These owners reported that they can hear it from the driver's side door. The sound only goes away if the driver grabs the top of the door, but the noise comes back once the door's released. It is not sure whether the door's latch is the cause or if it's something else.

    Instrument panel/dashboard

    Another problem encountered with the Suburban is that the dashboard lights don't turn on. While the gauges work fine, there are no lights to show the gauges, radio, A/C, and panel buttons. This is still a problem even when the fuses are not blown at all.

    Memory seats

    Chevrolet Suburban 1500 owners have also complained about memory seats resetting themselves. This usually happens whenever the door is unlocked, and then the seats would move all the way forward. Some owners would manually reset the memory, but this only lasts for a short time before the seats reset themselves again. This problem requires the vehicle's software to be updated--or, if already updated, re-flashed--at the dealer's.