Fuel Pump Problems of Chevrolet Suburban - part 1



Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 119 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1
Failure Date: 12/20/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the fuel pump wire failed and the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05v155000 (fuel system: gasoline: delivery: fuel pump). The dealer advised the contact that the fuel pump wire was an updated version. The failure mileage was not available. Kmj.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2
Failure Date: 10/22/2011

Since my last major repair which was July 2010 when my radiator and timing belt had malfunction, which I paid $653. 34 for repairs, the surburban began to stall after my last oil chage at the dealership which was 10/04/2011. The vehicle would stall each time the ignition key was turned, then it would stall completely after a couple of tries. Now, the 2001 surburban 1500 vehicle of mine would have a fuel leakage and the engine stalls with no restart. I told the dealership after my oil change this problem occurred right as we were leaving the dealership, but my husband and I were told it was due to the recent oil change. Now the problem still exist with no restart and the dealership said to bring it back with a $90 fee to examine the vehicle which they believe its the fuel pump. I believe this should've been observed the day of the oil change when we initially observe the problem. It seems each time we have the vehicle oil change a problem occur the same day, inwhich its costly to us. This problem continues to exist now with no start and the dealership charges us each time after the oil change to determine what the problem is which as previously stated, occurs after each timely oil change.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 3
Failure Date: 09/29/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the vehicle would either stall while driving various speeds or fail to start. An independent mechanic examined the vehicle and stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 05v155000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 141,229.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4
Failure Date: 04/02/2011

My 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 has began to stall unexpectedly. It stalls when fuel tank is low and when tank is full. Lately, its been difficult to crank. I have a new battery, the alternater tested fine, I've had the fuel pump replaced twice and it still stalls.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 5
Failure Date: 09/03/2010

I have a 2002 chevy Suburban. The truck started shutting off at any speed leaving me without power steering or power brakes. I changed the fuel filter the next day but problem still occurs. Then car stalled on highway and would not start again. Car started about 2 hours later and then cut out a block down the road. Started the car another 3 hours later and car was able to make it the 5 miles home. Fuel pump was replaced about 50k miles ago. Stall is a dangerous situation with no steering and little braking issue. With all of the internet feedback, and the 2000 and 2001 fuel issues with this model, chevy should do something about this.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that after receiving a recall notice in reference to NHTSA campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock) and for 05v155000(fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The first recall repaired the failure that occurred seven months later when the abs lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer who stated that he needed to replace the braking module and the ebcm. The vehicle was repaired. The second recall notice was issued the failure occurred later in 2010 when the vehicle stalled while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised him that the fuel pump and the fuel filter needed to be replaced. The fuel pump and filter were repaired. The failure mileages was approximately 120,600. Updated 03/24/lj updated 04/28/11.


car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 7
Failure Date: 03/02/2010

My 2001 Suburban completely shuts off and the steering stops when I am at speeds below 10 mph, if I am making a turn, backing out of my driveway, or come to a stop at a stop sign. I took it to many places to have it tested and they all stated that everything is fine nothing was detected. I have had the fuel pump replaced by dealership when it just completely stopped running on the highway. I am at a loss for words and this is dangerous when it is the only car you have to haul yourself and kids around in. This is happening everyday and it seems that I am not the only one having this problem. This is a serious problem for americans trying to make an honest living.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban 8
Failure Date: 05/06/2009

1997 Suburban - fuel gauge pegs at past full. Fuel pump fails. I am not sure of the reason for these things to happen abut it keep recurring and I do not have the cash to be going to a mechanic every 2 to 3 months. I have looked this problem up on the net many times and the list of people with this and similar problems appears to be growing.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 9
Failure Date: 02/10/2009

The fuel pump on my 2003 Chevrolet Suburban has failed. It seems that this has been a problem with these vehicles in the past. I wish I had known before. I bought the car used in 2005, with approximately 32,000 miles on it. The "throttle body module", "steering gear", dash cluster, and now fuel pump have all failed! this has made me very upset with the manufacturer. The vehicle now has 72,000 miles on it. I thought buying american was the right thing to do. Now I'm worried about my 2004 GMC sierra.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 10
Failure Date: 02/07/2009

2000 Suburban stalled on me with my family with no other signs of any problems leading up to incident fuel filter has been changed twice a year since new fuel pump has gone out this is the third chevy that I've had this problem with.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 11
Failure Date: 12/31/2008

In March of 2008 the vehicle shut down while traveling 70 mph while towing a boat from the florida keys en route to rhode island. The fuel pump was replaced. In December of 2008 while driving back down to the keys towing a boat, the vehicle shut down again at a speed of 70 mph. The vehicle has less than 10,000 miles on it. The second fuel pump lasted less than 4,000 miles. This vehicle has put our family and other motorists at severe risk. The last event occurred in a construction zone in a heavily congested area with no break down lane. The vehicle and boat were blocking a major highway exit. Our family (including a newborn) had to immediately vacate the vehicle and climb over a jersey barrier to get to a safer location. This vehicle has proven to be unpredictable and dangerous. At this time the vehicle is in a florida dealership awaiting repair and we live in rhode island.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 12
Failure Date: 12/15/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While driving less than 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the fuel pump and filter failed and could be replaced at an estimated cost of $1,100. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 13
Failure Date: 10/27/2008

I have a 2001 chevy Suburban. In regards to gm recall 05027, my vehicle is a 2500 series. I experienced a fuel tank leak. After dealer removed tank they found over heated wiring in the fuel pump module. I appeared to be the same problem as the recall, however they said the recall only covered the 1500 series. I phoned gm and they are looking into it. It didn't sound promising. I hope gm is aware the problem exists in the 2500. I felt fortunate to have avoided a fire as the leak was severe if tank was over 3/4 full. The fuel gauge was also inaccurate. Please forward this information along.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 14
Failure Date: 02/19/2008

I have aj 2002 chevy Suburban w/144k miles on it. The fuel pump was replaced while still under warranty because if the fuel level got too low it would not start. In the last 3 months have had the intermittent shut off problem listed on other complaints. I have had it do it on rough roads and interstate highways. Same thing, engine stops, wait 3-5 minutes engine starts, seems less prevalent when tank is full. Dealership says chevy sees no overall problem with it, my mechanic tells me a new fuel pump is not too expensive but the real cost is the labor to take the fuel take off and replace it. Total $900-1100, that is outrageous especially for a problem gm knows it has.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 15
Failure Date: 01/29/2008

On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, I was driving my 2004 Chevrolet Suburban on I-285 in atlanta, GA. When the fuel pump failed. I-285 is an extremely congested , six lane wide, dangerous roadway. Sudden loss of power exposed me and 18 year old daughter to possible catastrophic vehicle collision. Although this vehicle has 130,000 miles, it is meticulously maintained to avoid just the very situation that happened. There was absolutely no warning of impending power loss. The vehicle was towed to dalton, GA. ( about 90 miles north of atlanta) and the fuel pump was replaced. I have had no drivability issues since. I have owned the vehicle since 2004 and purchased it with 4000 miles.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 16
Failure Date: 01/17/2008

I drove 287 mi. To las vegas and on the return trip after filling up the tank. I drove 64 mi. @76 mph where I came to a town where reduce to 25 mph required and at the end of town the speed increase to 35 mph for a mile and 45 mph for a mile and as I tried to increase my speed to 60 mph the car started to sputter for a 1/4 to 1/2 mile and the engine failed (stopped) after the engine power fail I pulled off road and tried to start the truck without on result for the engine. I call nhp to help with my location and tow. I needed to get home by the next day I called vista Chevrolet for service and could not do the work the same day I used and independent to replace my fuel pump which was ordered from the dealer.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 17
Failure Date: 09/14/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact, who is a mechanic, stated that the vehicle would crank, but not turn over. He removed the fuel tank and fuel pump assembly and noticed that the connection to the fuel assembly had melted. There was a NHTSA campaign id number 05v155000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) for the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. The current and failure mileages were 140,000.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 18
Failure Date: 07/20/2007

I purchased this vehicle new in 2001. On July 20, 2007 on an out of town family/work trip, I refilled the fuel tank and traveled another 88 miles to my final destination, upon arrival I smelled gas, but saw no problems. The next morning I was scheduled to attend and event and went out to start the truck and found a hole in the asphalt driveway, approximately 3 feet in diameter, and discovered fuel leaking from the middle of my truck. I removed the gas tank protective cover and fuel spilled everywhere. I found a local mechanic that traveled to my location, he and 2 others worked all day and found that the lock ring that holds the fuel pump assembly to the tank was only lightly connected. Repairs were made and I traveled back home. 8/13/07 my wife filled the tank 3/4's full and the tank leaked fuel all over again. The fuel is leaking from the tank where the fuel pump assembly is connected.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 19
Failure Date: 06/29/2007

Fuel pump wire/connecter overheated melting a small hole in module which caused fuel to leak out. Contacting dealership about recall ,old part is avail.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 20
Failure Date: 03/21/2007

It will not start!! I have to listen for the fuel pump to start circulating before I turn the ket on all the way. I have dropped the fuel tank, and replaced the fuel pump 5 times, the plug and wires on the fuel pump, the fuel relay, you name it I have fixed it at least twice. After a month or no longer than two, I'm fixing it again. This will be the 6th time unless I got some more helpful information. We have a new motor in it and new transmission too. It has 140,000 miles on it and I take very good care of it.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 21
Failure Date: 12/07/2006

: the contact stated a noise was heard and the vehicle hesitated while traveling various speeds. A NHTSA recall #05v155000 concerning the fuel pump was performed on the vehicle a year ago. A leak was now noticed under the vehicle in the driveway. It was taken to the dealer, who determined the fuel pump needed to be replaced however; it was not covered by an update of the recall.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 22
Failure Date: 12/05/2006

While my carwas just sitting at a light and the moment I tried to pull off the car stalled as if it was not receiving any gas. It putted and then it stop in the middle of the street. While the car behind me was clearly not paying any attention I was rear-ended. The dealership stated it was due to my fuel pump. I just purchased my 2000 chevy Suburban in oct. 2006. My question to is how long does the recall last?.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 23
Failure Date: 10/24/2006

Steering,fuel pump module,wires connectors. I took it in to fix but I had to pay for it $ 1. 054 why if there's a recall on it that was just for thefuel pump moduel call me about this.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 24
Failure Date: 09/25/2006

Continual failure of fuel pump, wiring harness socket heating up to the point where the plastic around the male portion of the electric connectors is melting. This has occurred on 3 separate fuel pumps over the last year. After researching the issue online it appears to be a common occurrence among 99 Suburbans.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 25
Failure Date: 09/19/2006

While driving on the houston tollway at 65 mph, my 2002 Suburban suddenly and without warning lost power and the engine shutdown. I managed to get the vehicle onto the shoulder without incident after attempting to restart the engine while trying to steer clear of traffic. The vehicle would not start and was towed to lone star Chevrolet in houston, texas. The bill was 1045. 10. They replaced the fuel module and the fuel filter and told me that there had been some problems with gm vehicles dating back to 1999 models on the same problem. Mine had only 70158 mi. I think gm should reimburse me for the cost of repair. I talked to a customer who had a similar problem on his 1999 GMC Suburban and they filed a complaint with gm and was reimbursed for the repair. Fair is fair and I expect nothing less from them.

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