About Chevrolet Suburban
The longest continuous use automobile nameplate in production, Chevrolet Suburban has been produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's automobile Chevrolet Division since 1935 as an extended-length Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced meant for commercial or rural use, Suburban has been one of GM's most profitable vehicles and it is positioned above the Tahoe, Traverse, Equinox and Trax. Now, Suburban is in its eleventh generation and has be awarded for many times ranging from MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for best large SUV to Consumer Reports' Best SUV and so on.
The tenth-generation Chevrolet Suburban was produced from January 2006 to December 2013 and made its debut at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 5-door SUV. Built based on redesigned GMT900 platform, Suburban came in LS, SLE, LT (1LT, 2LT, 3LT) and LTZ trim levels as well as a 75th Anniversary Edition. Powered by 5.3 L V8 rated at 310 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque, 6.2 L V8 producing 366 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque and 6.0 L V8, Suburban got power through 4-speed or 6-speed automatic transmissions. The current Suburban was introduced on September 12, 2013. And it is available in three well-equipped trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ. All are powered by 5.3 L V8 making 320 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque and 6.0 L V8 packing 352 hp and 382 pound-feet of torque and engines sent power 6-speed automatic transmission to two or four wheels.
Chevrolet Suburban Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting impressive towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, stout underpinnings, strong powertrains, comfortable ride and spacious cargo, Chevy Suburban becomes a solid choice for families or those in need of class-leading passenger and cargo capacity. But as time passes by, you need to be prepared for these common problems on Suburban:
First, for any vehicle, including Chevrolet Suburban, engine failure could be the worst situation it could meet during in use, which is actually very common if the vehicle borders on breakdown. But for Suburban, this problem only happens prematurely. Luckily, these kind and experienced drivers provide some recognizable and simple signs to help you diagnose and solve it in time. They said, at first, whining, impact, clicking or clanking noises will come from the engine, then white or gray exhaust smoke comes from the exhaust pipe and bubbles appear in the radiator. Then engine performance starts to reduce so that an obvious decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy will arise. Under such a situation, you had better try your best to keep the Suburban spark plug, fuel pump, engine mount, rocker arm, air filter, piston ring, head gasket and oil filter in good working condition.
Second, for Chevrolet Suburban drivers, suspension failure is another tricky issue to handle with. More important fact about this problem is many Suburban drivers do not have correct understanding about it. Generally, this issue will cause rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the vehicle, which in return cause uneven and excessive tire wear and further tilting vehicle. Gradually, drivers will find sluggish response in handling due to intense car vibration, swerving while driving or nose diving when braking. All these could only be solved by replacing the Suburban shock absorber, torsion bar, ball joint, leaf spring, coil spring insulator and wheel bearing.
A wise Chevy Suburban driver will be aware of the significance of routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts for a safe and comfortable driving trip. For example, seat belt is often made of resilient nylon and once the pretensioner is activated, it needs to be replaced. Other parts such as Suburban headlight, door handle, steering wheel, door lock, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, emblem and some electrical parts including A/C switch, instrument cluster, speedometer, seat switch, door striker and so on should be maintained routinely, too.
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