Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 14 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
While just starting to accelerate, the radio shut off, the automatic locks started to go up and down, then the engine light came on and the engine stopped running. I put the truck in park, shut of the engine and restarted without issue 5 minutes later. Two days later, the same thing happened, only this time, when we went to restart the truck, it seemed as though the battery was dead as no dome lights would come on and the fob would not work the door locks. 3 hours later when the tow truck operator showed up, the truck started right up. This has happened 5 times since April 6th. The last time, the engine shut off as I was crossing a four lane highway. Luckily, we were not hit. Seeing multiple reports of the same issue make me think it is not unique to my vehicle. "dead battery" that isn't dead. . . "locks going up and down", "sudden deceleration". Does someone have to have an accident and be killed for anyone to take action on this issue?? why not be proactive and start investigation before someone gets killed??.
See all problems of the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban.
Bought this vehicle a few days before the first incident. I drove it home from over two hours away, drove it all around the day before, no problems. Then I was driving down a bypass at about 60 miles an hour and the engine shut off! I had no power steering, nothing! I was able to pull over, shut it off and once I turned it back over it was just fine. So I cautiously started driving, it happened again a few miles down the road only this time it stalled then regained power and quickly shut off again. Once engine was turned off and restarted, it was fine, it did this to me 5 times within 5 miles. I almost got hit two of those times by other vehicles, once when I was turning onto a road. I am glad my kids were not in it. I am scared to drive on two lane roads without room to pull over.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban.
While driving on the highway I was using the cruise control and the car began to increase in speed without my control. It went from 65 to 90 in a few seconds and I had to slam on the breaks to get it to stop. This has happened several times. Also we can never let the gas get lower then a quarter of a tank or the car just shuts down like its empty. Sometimes the engine will just rev up for no reason and other times it doesn't accelerate properly. You can push the gas and it feels like the speed is delayed but then will catch up.
See all problems of the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban.
The vehicle will shut off at interstate and low speeds and show reduced power and stability system disabled. This is very dangerous, I was nearly killed on the interstate by and 18 wheeler coming up behind me when the engine shut down. .
While driving 60 mph under normal conditions on the interstate, I experienced full power loss. Without warning, the engine shut down and could not be restarted in neutral. Engine turned, just didn't fire. No sputter, no dash lights, just an instant shut down. I pulled the vehicle to the side of the roadway, put it in park and it started right up. Fortunately, this experience was on an not so crowded and straight section of the highway. I fear this could happen in a turn, in an intersection, or any situation where the lack of power steering could lead to an accident. This issue is the latest in a few related. What started a couple months ago as intermittent failed engine starts, has progressed into intermittent engine stalls. Initial problems were start related. The vehicle would make a normal starting sound, but just not fire. It would then start normally on the second or third attempt. I see a recall for the 2001 version of my specific vehicle/engine type, and an investigation opened on the 2002 model. This has to be related. The Chevrolet dealer failed to replicate the issue this week and did not receive any codes pointing to the issue. They will not blindly replace parts on a hunch, even with the car being under a full extended warranty. This is a safety issue. Fortunately, the vehicle has not yet stalled in a critical situation.
See all problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban.
I drive a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. Frequently, while I was driving and with no warning the vehicle just shuts off. When the vehicle shut off, it did not have power brakes or power steering. After stopping and turning the key off for a couple of minutes I could start up the vehicle and continue driving. This situation first started last fall. I took the vehicle to a local garage which could find any problem. The vehicle continued to experience these unpredictable shut offs ,and I took vehicle to the Chevrolet dealer for diagnosis and repair. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. The truck continued to shut off on the highway and in the city at highway and city speeds, while slowing down and while accelerating. This was a dangerous situation as it hds shut off while towing a trailer. The shut offs did not correlate with weather, time of day, useage, temperature, or speed. Losetpower steering and brakes which impacted the ability to control the vehicle.
I drive a 2002 chevy Suburban. Frequently, while I am driving and with no warning, the vehicle just shuts off. When the vehicle shuts off, I do not have power brakes or power steering. After a few minutes, I can typically start up the vehicle and continue driving. This situation first started last October. I took the vehicle to a local garage after the third incident because the chevy dealer was booked. The garage could find no problem. The vehicle continued to experience these unpredictable shut offs and I took it in to the chevy dealer for diagnosis and repair. The dealer kept the truck for nearly a month and could not duplicate the problem. The truck continued to shut off, on the highway and in the city. I took it to a different dealer and explained the problem and shared the results of the diagnostics. The second dealer also could find nothing wrong with the truck. A third dealer had the benefit of taking the vehicle after it had shut off twice within a 24 hour period--both at highway speeds. The third dealer could find no specific codes on the computer diagnostics that could explain the problem and gave me back my vehicle. This truck continues to shut off while I am driving. This is a dangerous situation as it has shut off while I am towing a trailer, and while I am traveling onto exits. The shut offs do not correlate with weather, time of day, usage, temperature, or speed. The latest incident occurred on 30 may as I approached a city intersection. The truck is parked, for now.
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact discovered that there was a recall for the 2001 silverado with the same engine, but not for the Suburban. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 92,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.
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The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. Whenever the vehicle is at a stop, the rpm's decrease and the vehicle shuts off. When accelerating up a hill or slope, the vehicle begins to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be diagnosed. In addition, whenever the contact activates the seat heater on the front passenger seat it begins to burn through the leather on the seat. The contact was slightly burned on his right leg. The vehicle has not been to the dealer for this failure. He did not notice any differences beforehand. The speed was not a factor. The current mileage was 120,000 and failure mileage was 100,000.
See all problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.
Vehicle shuts off on freeway with no advance warning causing loss of power to brakes, steering and all other components. Incident happened on more than one occasion. Dealer could not duplicate or repair problem.
Vehicle shuts itself down while in motion, it does not matter if I am accelerating, maintaining speed, or coming to a stop. When the vehicle shuts down I loose my power brakes and steering. I am in constant fear that it may shutdown on me when I am trying to cross busy traffic. This problem is a definite safety hazard. . . . . . . . .
When the consumer slowed the vehicle down to make a turn, the engine shut off.
While making a u-turn. . The whole engine shut down. . Brakes. Lights. Steering. As if the car was turned off. Not very safe at all.
See all problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.
While driving across country engine just suddenly shut down without warning. Dealer has been contacted, and problem cannot be duplicated.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||