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.
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.
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.
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.