Chevrolet Suburban Wiring Problems - part 1 (2024)

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1 Wiring problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2 Wiring problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban 3 Wiring problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 4 Wiring problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 5 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 6 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 7 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 8 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 9 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 10 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 11 Wiring problem of the 1995 Chevrolet Suburban 12 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 13 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 14 Wiring problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 15 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 16 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 17 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 18 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 19 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 20 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 21 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 22 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 23 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 24 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 25 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 26 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 27 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 28 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 29 Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 30 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 31 Wiring problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 32 Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 33 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 34 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 35 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 48problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category).The most recently reported issues are listed below.

1 Wiring problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 09/15/2020

The wiring for the lighters, power ports and computer link melted. It's all part of the under-dash wiring harness.

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2 Wiring problem of the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 05/25/2020

While in motion driver assist system that includes seat vibrators that actuate when in close proximity to objects failed. When that happed a warning message would appear that said service driver assist system. The system issue was due to a failed haptic sensor motor that had a broken wiring pigtail.

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3 Wiring problem of the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 03/13/2019

Water leak inside cabin. Water build up in driver side floor board, either coming from on star/shark fin antenna, can trace water leak up under the dashboard to where all the electrical wirings are. Lost on star and gps service due to this. Random dash light and interior light flickering. Two incidents so far where vehicle shuts off while driving. One on nearby street and other on the highway. Lost steering and braking ability. No electricity so could not turn on hazard lights to alert other drivers around me.

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4 Wiring problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 10/22/2018

I noticed corroded and what I would call charred or burnt wiring on the wiring harness for the rear lift gate of my Suburban. I noticed it when I opened the lift gate to gain access to the rear of the Suburban. It appears that the rubber grommet material protecting the wiring harness, was burnt or melted away. The rubber hose that supplies water to the rear window washer/wiper had a hole in it, and may have been leaking windshield washer fluid onto the wires for a time. The wires were bare in some spots, some of the wire insulation looked melted/burnt away, and they looked corroded/with a green color to them. The connector that connects the harness, to the rest of the electrical system, looked like it has some black/ possibly burnt residue on it. I can take a guess at best, that because of the hole in the rubber hose, water may have been leaking onto the electrical wiring/connections when I used this feature to clear dirt from the lift gate window, but I don't really know for sure if that is how the damage to the wiring harness has occured! thanks!.

5 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/28/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. On several occasions, the air conditioner became inoperable without warning. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact was concerned that the failure could cause a fire. The vehicle was taken to hall Chevrolet chesapeake (3412 western branch blvd, chesapeake, va (877) 475-0719) where it was diagnosed that the motor blower overheated and burned, and the wire harness ruined the control module. The dealer stated that the control module, blower motor, and wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact to call NHTSA to file a complaint. The failure mileage was 62,200.

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6 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 02/24/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. While attempting to start the vehicle, it began to shake and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle began to slow down and the reduced engine power indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. As a result of the failure, the vehicle was almost t-boned by a tractor trailer. The vehicle was able to be maneuvered to the side of the road where it was restarted successfully. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the brake switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was brought back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring to the ecm connector 2 and wiring harness needed to be changed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred shortly after the repair from the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67,200.

7 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/21/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving approximately 55 mph, the rear windshield wiper activated independently and all the warning indicators illuminated. There was a burning odor coming from the front and rear area of the vehicle. The contact discovered that the wiring into the fuse box was melted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the main wiring harness had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

8 Wiring problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 01/18/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, he smelled a strong burning rubber odor. The air bag and emergency brake warning lamps also illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the wiring harness was chafed and burned near the lift gate that extended to the fuse box. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

9 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 09/25/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently blow hot air due to a failure with the air conditioner blower motor. The contact stated that the blower resistor module and the wiring harness were replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 174,000.

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10 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/17/2012

2003 Chevrolet Suburban hvac blower not fully functional on all blower speeds. . Service bulletin 11046, April 2010. . Chevrolet has known defect wiring connector and electrical terminals of relay resistor module as described in service bulletin which results in blower motor not functioning on certain or all blower speeds setting. Gm has issued special coverage adjustment for up to 10 yrs per bulletin but refuses coverage purportedly based on my vehicle not being in the special coverage VIN: two phone calls to customer service resulted in a hang up, put on hold and not returning to the call, and upon escalating the call to joy, the supervisor refusing to further assist. . . And refusing to escalate the call further explaining no manager is "likely" available, we've told you your answer. . . . Gm case #71-107-82443782nd issue with electrical; instrumentation cluster fails to work properly and digital display which indicates whether you are in park, reverse neutral drive (gear) dims or goes out completely. Same problem I had on 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Both vehicles they have refused to fix. 2003 had special coverage 07187 to repair this condition but the previous owner was not properly notified to fix this condition during the manufacture special coverage period. L they know it exist but once again are using any excuse to do the proper thing and fix the problem. Also reported under 71-107-8244378request NHTSA and appropriate agencies further investigate these matters and hold gm accountable do not let gm continue to skirt recall repairs for known problems by narrow defining which vehicles they have to fix. Recalls should cover all vehicles that have identified safety issue and gm should facestiff punishment to encourage them to voluntarily fix problems rather than stonewall, stall, avoid, and make it more difficult than fixing the problem.

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11 Wiring problem of the 1995 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/06/2012

I just recently began having trouble with my 2000 chevy malibu and it prompted me to being researching common issues with Chevrolet vehicles. In my research I came upon an interesting fact that several makes and models seem to have intermittant turn signal functionality and hazard light issues. In my case my 1995 Chevrolet Suburban (which I love mind you) was being checked for a trailer to be hooked up. When the person performing the inspection attempted to turn on the hazard lights it caused a malfunction with all of my turn signals, breaks, hazards(no equipment was attached to the truck so no it wasn't a faulty connection to the trailer, that had not been attached yet. ) after several minutes of messing with signals and pushing buttons it finally reset to normal. This funny wiring problem occurs every time I try to turn on my hazard lights. Up to this point I have not had a need to use them but I am aware that they will not work if I attempt to. My advise to anyone reading this is if you are having trouble with your turn signals mess with the hazard light button before you go replacing flashers and bulbs. It took several times of pushing the hazard button and turning the signals on and off before they started to work again. I am very disappointed with chevy that this issue has not be address now that I am finding it to seem so common a problem. I was even more disapointed to learn that my malibu has issues that are similar to others with that make and model and those issues are ignored as well. A side note if you read my other complaint. The 1996 chevy s10 my spouse and I were going to trade the malibu for also has fuel issues. What a bummer I used to really like chevy. Channel 9 news anyone. "NHTSA it shouldn't take someone dying before you make them fix it. If it is a known problem that can be proven is not normal ware they should have to fix it. ".

12 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 03/19/2011

"reduced engine power" light comes on and truck slows to less than 10 mph and the power steering stop working. This has happened six times in the last year. 1st incident I took it to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong with it. Diagnostics performed and nothing came back wrong. I think the wiring to the throttle is possibly to blame. If I hit a bump in the road or cross railroad tracks, the reduced engine power can come on. I have a hunch after researching online & finding that several other people have the same problem, that leads me to believe that chevy knows about it & is doing nothing about it. "typical"!! I am very displeased, especially because I love my Suburban. I suggest an investigation & recall of this problem. I ask that chevy takes responsibility for poor quality & repairs the problem pronto! OH, and the power seating fuse caught fire and exploded the little fuse in the fuse box, now the seats won't work & neither does the passenger side windows. The wiring done on this truck is cheap! the parts are cheap! not a happy customer!.

13 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 11/13/2010

While backing out of driveway, our 2001 chevy Suburban 1500 began smoking from under the driver's seat. As I parked to investigate, flames began to came out from under the seat and I put out the fire with a water hose. The fire seems to initiate from the wiring for the seat control. Left minor damage under the seat, burnt rug and water log from putting the fire out. Insurance company to follow up investigation.

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14 Wiring problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/24/2010

The contact owned a 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked in the garage, the vehicle caught on fire. The fire department was called and the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries. A fire report was available. The origin of the fire was an electrical wiring within the instrument panel. The vehicle was left on the contacts property where he was awaiting an investigation by his insurance company. The manufacturer was not contacted as of yet. The failure and current mileage was 32,000.

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15 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/17/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when he noticed that the fuel gauge displayed empty which was inaccurate; however, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to his residence. The contact repaired the vehicle by replacing the fuel pump module. The failure mileage was approximately 69,000. Updated 08/24/10the consumer stated the electrical wring in the fuel pump module had melted the insulation and was causing a short in several placed. Updated 08/24/10.

16 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 10/04/2008

A short in the wiring that powers the heated seats and power drivers seat. Connector is burned and melted. As a result of the short, my battery has been drained twice. Luckily this was found before a fire or serious injury.

17 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 10/30/2007

Vehicle fire- started truck, turned on front and rear heater and defrosters. ~2-3min later, the truck was completely engulfed in flames and smoke. Caught a second car on fire and house on fire.

18 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 11/01/2006

Our speedometer quit working and would either sho us going much slower or much faster than we really were. We were hoping that it was just a sensor, but it was the wiring in the dash, they required that we send in the whole front module and they sent us a new one with our old odometer miles already set. They also required that we send in the old one. Our mechanic told us that they had just had to replace a pickups speedometer as well. Same year, and similar model.

19 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 10/29/2006

Brake light and turn signal failure. No personal injury or crashes as of yet. Failure of circuit board on back of taillight housing causes the bright feature of assembly not to work. (no brake light or turn signal). Repair consists of total replacement of assembly at $50. 00 each.

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20 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 01/01/2006

My wife drives a Chevrolet tahoe 2003 LS with about 48 000 miles on it. Recently I was driving on the interstate and noticed the speedometer was showing 90 mph. I looked at other cars around me and decided may be I was going a little fast. So I slowed down a bit. The speedometer went up to 100. After I pulling over and stopped it went down slowly after I stopped. During the next week, the speedometer continued to increase and eventually stuck at the highest speed. So I made some calls to various dealers , and was told that several people have had this problem, and that it was going to cost $500 to fix the instrument cluster. I think this is a safety issue and want to notify Chevrolet. I think this is their problem. I don't want to pay for this one. Yesterday evening, the speedometer appeared to be working again. This time I've noticed it will track on the right speed and then have to come to a complete stop to sort of reset it.

21 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 01/21/2005

A fire started in the electrical system behind the glove compartment while driving 20 mph. Consumer extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, but dealer did not determine the cause of the fire.

22 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 09/09/2004

The vehicle caught fire in the engine compartment while the consumer was waiting at a traffic light. The fire was extinguished . The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The cause was determined to be a faulty ground wire.

23 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 09/01/2004

The contact stated there was a problem with the abs and the wiring harness . When driving less than 10 mph and applying the brakes the abs activated. The contact's husband replaced the brake pads at least six times. Before the wiring harness burned the dashboard was hot. The dashboard lights, tail lights, headlights, and cruise control were not working.

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24 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 08/03/2004

Wiring to fuel pump inside of gas tank getting hot enough to melt wire insulation and plastic connector resulting in gas leak at fuel pump module. Had replace fuel pump module, but its my concern that a fire could be caused by overheated wires inside of fuel tank.

25 Wiring problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 07/31/2004

Fuel pump wiring melted inside gas tank and caused vehicle to stall at highway speed in heavy traffic. Power steering and power brakes were lost making it difficult to control vehicle and safely get to the shoulder. Mechanic who replaced the pump owns an older Suburban and had his fuel pump fail multiple times until he replaced it with an aftermarket pump.

26 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/26/2004

When attempting to adjust the drivers side mirror consumer noticed that drivers side door started smoking, and the mirror caught on fire. Consumer was able to put the flames out. Took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection.

27 Wiring problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/20/2004

Center console with rear climate and radio controls stopped working. Took it to riverton Chevrolet, and they replaced some faulty wiring.

28 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 04/27/2004

While making a turn light came on indicating brake system failure in a matter of seconds. Then, everything shut down. Consumer lost the ability to steer or brake. After struggling consumer managed to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. After waiting a few minutes consumer attempted to restart the vehicle, but it would not turn over. It had no power. Consumer had the vehicle towed to a Chevrolet dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that a short in a fuel pump wire caused a fuse to blow out, which in turn, shut down the entire system. Consumer stated that dealer put vehicle on the diagnostic machine, and the main computer showed no failure. However, prior to this incident there had been some other electrical problems.

29 Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 03/20/2004

1996 Chevrolet Suburban, side mirror remote control in drivers door panel caught on fire. I tore out the panel and cut the wires to remove it before the truck caught completely on fire.

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30 Wiring problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 08/01/2003

Seat belt straps in the driver's and middle seat in the second row become tight to the point that the passenger must unbuckle the seat belt and reattach as the ride progresses. Also, the middle seat belt has released on a number of occassions sending my daughter flying to the front of the vehicle in her car seat on hard braking. Second, the audio controls behind the center console become extremely hot, even more so when they are in use.

31 Wiring problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 07/23/2003

Consumer stated the driver's side mirror caught on fire. The fire department stated it was an electrical fire. The vehicle was parked beside the house and was not driven for 3-4 days, the drivers side outside rear mirror assembly spontaneously ignited. It was found that the fire started due to wiring in the exterior mirror.

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32 Wiring problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/12/2002

Fan switch located on the dashboard that controlled the air ventilation melted the wiring harness. Dealership replaced the switch and the wiring harness twice. Dealership indicated that this was a high demand part.

33 Wiring problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 04/01/2002

We have had problems with three systems. At about 30,000 miles, a front and rear brake repair was done which cost over 600. 00, claimed to be normal wear and tear and not warranty. We have had to replace tail light circuit boards twice. We are on our third battery. The initial battery leaked acid on itself and other car parts and my garage floor. The second battery would not stay hooked up to the wiring harness and caused numerous failure to start problems(when the car was only two years old). The most distressing problem was the recent replacement of transmission at only 70,000 miles. The car jerked between second and third gears, made noises and rattles. Red liquid was leaking onto my garage floor. The car was towed to capitol Chevrolet dealership in austin. I reviewed my problem and told them I thought I had a transmission problem. They decided it was an engine coolant seal problem and performed a 600. 00 repair. I picked the car up and drove one block and the same problem occurred. The car was driven back to the dealership, and we were then told our transmission was "burned up". I think it is ridiculous that a car would need a new transmission after 70,000 miles. The car is in top condition, stored in a garage and serviced as required. After reading customer complaints about this year model, in particular battery acid leaking onto brake lines and transmission problems, I felt I should report my problems.

34 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 05/22/2001

Electrical short due to faulty switch that controls outside mirror, caused driver side door to start burning, claim 40-2517-187.

35 Wiring problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 05/22/2001

Electrical short due to faulty switch that controls outside mirror, caused driver side door to start burning, claim 40-2517-187.


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