Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 20 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Suburban based on all problems reported for the Suburban.
Takata recall: it's been over 9 months since I received a recall notice regarding my Suburban. I have made several calls and still no fix for the problem. I have also had problems with the emission sensor caused by gas tank cap. This appears to be a problem for all Suburbans. I also experienced a loss in power with this vehicle while on the highway. The stabilitrqck light came on and I was able to safely exit the highway. Could have been a severe accident if inwas not near an exit.
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4x4 flex fuel, 5. 3l. This vehicle's instrument cluster does not work. Tachometer pegs and sticks. The speedometer is stuck at zero. This is a very serious safety concern that general motors/gm should do a free recall for as many owners of this vehicle have the same problems. My abs sensor light comes on and off numerous times a day, and cluster states service air bag. General motors should also fix this for free under a recall as others have the same issue with this vehicle. My third major complaint, is the vehicle starting problem/hard start. It takes two turns of the engine for the vehicle to turn on and stay running. I have researched this on various search engines, forums, and including recall. Gov. General motors should address this issues as well under a recall. Gm installed faulty fuel pumps or fuel pumps with faulty components in them. A vehicle should start with one try. I should not have to get the fuel pressure going in the on position, or crank it twice for my truck to start.
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Takata recall - currently there is no "fix" for the airbag. That is a huge safety concern for me and my passengers. Knowing that an air bag isn't working properly would be considered negligence on my part if I allow passengers to ride in my vehicle. The chevy dealership said there is not current "fix" due to the open recall. Tk holdings is trying to object to my claim as well. My air bag sensor has been on for some time now. It needs to be corrected. This is due to no fault of my own.
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Front air bag sensors always going bad. Sensors are on backorder; this tells me other people are having this problem too. This is a major safety concern. Have a 2001 Ford escape (15 years old). Have never replaced a airbag sensor.
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Several cracks have appeared in the dash of my 2010 Suburban. One is on the left corner of the passenger airbag compartment. The other is above the instrument panel on the drivers side. After the crack occurred above the instrument panel, the sensors began to malfunction. The cracks appeared over time. We bought the vehicle used in 2012 and there were no defects in the dash. The vehicle has not been in any accidents nor has her been any force applied to the dash that would have caused the cracks. We discovered the cracks about a year ago and have been trying to work with gm to resolve the issue as it appears that this is occurring in thousands of other gm vehicles from 2007-2013. We are members of a facebook group with almost 4000 members all sharing the same photos, stories and issues with their gm vehicles. This complaint is filed due to the fact that the cracks are getting worse and my fear is that the passenger airbag could be dangerous if deployed. Not to mention the malfunctioning sensors under the instrument panel where the other crack is located.
Had to replace second faulty impact sensor for air bag on my vehicle. This is located in front of vehicle. The first replacement of the other sensor was July 26, 2013. This vehicle was never in a crash and had not damage to the front of the vehicle. When the air bag comes on they tell me my air bags no longer work. My family has a 2000 Chevrolet tahoe that has never had this problem. I am sure there is a lot of people who would not have this item fixed.
The front airbag sensor has failed and the airbags are no longer operable. This appears to be an issue with the year and model of chevy truck. This should be a recall item due to its impact on safery. Given the low mileage there is no legitimate reason for this part to fail.
Air bag sensor failure rendering the airbags inoperable.
Air bag sensor has failed causing the airbags to be rendered inoperable.
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic and the air bag sensor was replaced however, the failure later recurred. The vehicle was not further repaired and manufacturer was not made award of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 75000.
Air bag sensors in my chevy 2007 surb. Kept going bad and need to be replaced.
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The air bag warning light illuminated and the dealer, macmahon Chevrolet, performed a diagnostic and found no failures. However, they were able to get the light to dim. The following day the failure occurred and the light remained illuminated for approximately a week. The light would illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance ,and informed the contact that the center that sends the signal for the air bagswas damaged. This failure would prevent the air bags from deploying in a crash. The current mileage is 80,000, and failure mileage was 60,000.
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The sensor for the passenger side airbag on our 2007 Chevrolet Suburban does not function properly with a small adult weighing between 105 and 115 pounds sitting in the seat. The airbag continually switches back and forth from on to off on a trip. My wife will try to find a position where the airbag is on, only to notice several minutes later it is again off.
1) while stopping, an unwanted activation of the abs system occurred at approximately 8 mph. 2) our vehicle almost crashed into back of vehicle in front of us because our vehicle did not stop in the expected distance. 3) dealer cleaned abs sensors.
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Airbag light came on and off. After 10,000 miles consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and they were unable to repair vehicle. Currently, they were telling the consumer that they were going to replace the sensor and diagnostic module. The parts were on order. This problem occurred 3 weeks after the vehicle was purchased with 23,000 miles on it.
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Consumer noticed a wire burning smell, and air bag indicator service light started flashing.
Airbag sensor light continued to stay on. Dealer stated airbag unit was defective.
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Original battery leaked acid, replacement battery leaked as well. Acid corroded airbag sensor and wiring, causing airbag system failure.
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The battery leaked/sprayed acid onto the engine and right front side components of the Suburban. The air bag sensor had to be replaced, but the rest of the components were just cleaned off (this included brake hydraulic cables and lines, brakes, air conditioning hoses, radiator, etc. ). The dealer/manufacturer said they don't cover the battery because it is not made by them althought I think the company is owned by them. We had to buy a new battery and pay for all the damage to the car and still don't know what the long term affects of this corrosive acid will be. It left a huge orange puddle in our garage floor which we can't get rid of. We took video and pictures of the damage to the car, battery and garage. The cracked front transaxle casing was only diagnosed after they had replaced the seal on the front axle twice since it was always leaking fluid. The rear differential had the seal replaced 2 or 3 times but it still leaks. The fuel pumped failed on our car leaving us stranded. We were told that the truck needs to keep a 1/4 tank of gas at all times in the tank so that this does not happen. The air conditioner has never really worked well on this model, it appears that it is undersized to handle the thermal load. We also had to have the spot welds on the door jams filed because many sharp burrs existed which were a safety hazard.
Air bag sensor failed, causing warning light to come on.
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|Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||
|Air Bag Light On problems||
|Side/window Air Bag problems||
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||
|Warning Light On problems||
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||
|Front Air Bag problems||
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||