Fuel Pump Problems of Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 119 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category).
#1 - Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
The VIN of this Suburban is 1GNFK16R4X_. Tl- the reporting person 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. The failure date was Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
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#2 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
The car involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. 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. It was Oct. 22, 2011 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
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#3 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved is 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. This problem occurred on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011.
#4 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle was a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. 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. This issue happened on 12/31/2008.
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#5 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GNEC16T81_. 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. This problem occurred on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
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#6 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
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. This problem occurred on 01/29/2008.
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#7 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. Mu SUV stalled on the I-15 freeway. I was driving at 70 mph. Outside temp. Was 95f. Elevation 5000 ft. At the top of cajun pass. I was going to have a serious accident. The dealer replaced th fuel pump. The SUV had 1200 miles. This problem occurred on Jul. 11, 2004.
#8 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle was a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3GNGK26G84_. Vehicle stalled on highway 6 in utah while going up a steep incline. Took it to riverton Chevrolet where the diagnosis was a failed fuel pump. Fuel pump was replaced. This fuel pump problem happened on 08/15/04.
#9 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3GNGK26G84_. July 19th in denver colorado 2004 chevy Suburban stalled on santa fe blvd. In heavy traffic. Waited 30 minutes and then started truck and went about 2 miles and stalled again called local dealership and had truck towed to dealership. Dealership replaced fuel pump under warranty. Drove truck 1. 5 hours and same issue of truck stalling. Took back to dealership and mechanic on duty told me that it was a known defect with the 2004 chevy Suburban and nothing could be done until the air temperature went down. Temperature was around 100 degrees. Problem is caused by high temperature and altitude. Problem is vapor lock. On the 22 of July dealership was told to replace the fuel pump again by local chevy area vehicle manager (avm). Dealership replaced the fuel pump again and I drove it for 1. 5 hours and it stalled again in traffic. Took Suburban back to dealership next morning. Dealership assured me that 700 new fuel pumps are available to fix problem and one would be installed on my truck on July 26th. On July 26th found out that fuel pump sent by chevorlet corporate would not fit the Suburban and that I had to take my chances and drive it back to minnesota. Temperature was cooler and chevy felt it was worth the risk for me to drive it back to minnesota and let them know if I had a problem. Dealership also admitted that the fuel pump in the Suburban was already the "new " height altitude version of the fuel pump and that the dealership had multiple vehicles with the same problem and chevy does not know what the problem is. Dealership says issue is with 2004 Suburbans and silverados. Known issue at chevy and they are doing nothing to fix it. Suburban will still not work at high altitudes (denver) and temperatures in the 90s. Suburban was not fixed. Luckily weather cooled down. Call chevy 800-222-1020 refer to ticket 1-350803636 ask for arch summers he is the chevy representative I am waiting for call back from. It was Tuesday, July 19, 2005 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
#10 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of this vehicle was 3GNFK16Z14_. Had starting problems with my SUV. Towed to dealer, where I was told that the fuel pump went bad due to a clogged fuel filter. Called to complain to gm that the requirement to replace the fuel filter was not listed on their scheduled maintenance chart in the owner's manual, I was then told that the pump shorted out which caused the failure. This is an internal fuel pump mounted within the tank itself. This fuel pump issue occurred Tuesday, December 20, 2005.
#11 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of the car is 3GNGK26G54_. Fuel pump seizes when in hot climates or when towing a trailer. Gm replaced the fuel pump last year and it appeared to solve the problem. But, the problem occurred again while pulling a trailer up and down a steep mountain pass resulting in a loss of brakes and steering when the engine stalled. This occurs when the fuel tank is at 1/4 full or less. The trailering fuel advance delivers fuel to the engine and if not needed then it is returned to the tank and recirculation. The fuel is warm when returned to the tank. The longer the engine runs the hotter the fuel becomes and when the fuel in the tank becomes hot enough the fuel pump, which is located in the fuel tank then seizes and the engine stalls. This is a major safety hazard, particularly when trailering in the mountains and the loss of brakes and steering occurs. The only solution when this occurs is to pull to the side of the road if possible, raise the hood and let the vehicle cool for 15-20 minutes and then start again. Or, find the nearest gas station and fill the tank with cool gasoline so the fuel pump no longer seizes. In the case of breaking down on the side of the road, this is another major safety hazard since this problem occurs both going up or down hills and there is a loss of steering and brakes. This means the vehicle is often in traffic and may result in an accident. It was Sunday, Apr. 2, 2006 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
#12 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle was a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. 6-2006, 98 degrees, centennial, colorado 2004 chevy 8. 1 liter Suburban, driving 55-60 mph for approx. 1 hour(no trailer) vehicle suddenly loss power, I had to pull over and have vehicle towed to chevy dealer. (dealer stated codes indicated misfiring) further testing, service was able to duplicate issue and locate a bulletin outlining the problem. Per dealer, faulty fuel pump, gm advised to switch fuel pump to a high altitude pump, to remedy the issue. Which was done, and it fixed the issue. As the 8. 1 liter Suburban is a veh. Primarily used for towing, this needs to be a recall or campaign to warn people. This sudden loss of power and control could be catastrophic in nature. This fuel pump issue occurred Sunday, June 11, 2006.
#13 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Suburban is 3GNEC16Z93_. The vehicle cut off. The fuel pump was replaced. The vehicle still cut off on the highway, however, the dealer could not find any defect. This issue happened on September 17, 2003.
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#14 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of this vehicle was 3GNEC16ZX3_. The vehicle has going to the shop 8+ times for similar problem. Vehicle loses power and dies out. Some times it will restart after 5 minutes, and some times it will not restart. The dealer has replaced the fuel pump 3 times, along with the module. They also have replaced the fuel sender, relay, crankshaft position sensor, and fuel filter. The dealer has failed to find the problem. It was Fri., Feb. 11, 2005 when this fuel pump issue happened.
#15 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
The car was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNFK16Z53_. Before complete failure, over a period of a month the car failed to start/turnover. After 5 minutes & repeated attempts car would finally start. On final failure date, the car would not start even with periodic attempts over 2 days. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Dealer replaced fuel pump & fuel filter which seems to have fixed the problem. This problem occurred on 10/15/2005.
#16 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated the fuel tank collapsed, crushing the fuel pump, which has been replaced twice. The fuel tank was plastic. The vent to the fuel tank was blocked and caused a vacuum which crushed the fuel pump. The first time, the vehicle was driven at 45 mph, it shut down without warning and would not restart. An indicator light illuminated, stating the computer shut down the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, and the fuel pump was replaced. Less than three months later while driving, the problem recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership. The fuel pump was replaced a second time, and the vent for the fuel tank was retro fitted to the engine compartment. The vehicle has not had any more problems. This issue happened on May. 28, 2005.
#17 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of this Suburban is 3GNFK16Z53_. 2003 chevy Suburban stalled twice on the highway at high speeds. Consumer states that the vehicle had the fuel pump replaced. After the fuel pump was replaced consumer noticed gasoline all over the garage floor. This fuel pump problem happened on Tuesday, January 1, 1901.
#18 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
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. This problem occurred on 02/10/09.
#19 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 3GNEC16Z52_. 2002 Chevrolet surburban engine stalled while being driven at 70mph down freeway. Was able to get engine restarted while still rolling. No repair made yet, service technician said many possible causes and would be easier to diagnose if it would not start. Wife's 2000 model chev Suburban had almost identical problem 01/21/2002. This issue happened on Sunday, Sep. 3, 2006.
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#20 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. 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. This fuel pump issue occurred Tuesday, September 19, 2006.
#21 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3GNFK16Z52_. 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. It was Feb. 19, 2008 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
#22 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. 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. This fuel pump issue occurred Friday, September 3, 2010.
#23 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNEC16Z02_. 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. This problem occurred on 04/02/2011.
#24 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. When driving at 60mph in heavy traffic the engine quit running twice in less than 20 miles. The dealer said it was due to defective fuel pump and the design of the fuel pump and gas tank, which they said could not be fixed. Vehicle had more than 1/2 gas full in its tank. On several other occasions, the car would not start even with a 1/4 tank of gas. I was told by dealer not to let the tank get less than 1/4 full. The dealer replaced the fuel pump 3 times, and the car has less than 20,000 miles on it. This issue happened on Sep. 13, 2003.
#25 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. 2 seconds after starting the vehicle it stalled. Then, consumer restarted the vehicle, and the failure recurred within 2 seconds. Dealership indicated that they had a lot of complaints on this issue, and it could be due to fuel injection or fuel pump problems. Dealership performed a diagnostic test, but not failure was found. It was Sunday, June 20, 2004 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
#26 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving vehicle completely shut down. Consumer had to wait for about 15 minutes before starting it again. Consumer stated that he had this problem since purchasing the vehicle. It stalled intermittently. Consumer had the fuel pump replaced a total of five times. This issue happened on Thursday, May. 2, 2002.. Read more...
#27 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
Contact owned a 2002, Chevrolet Suburban. He filed a complaint before, and his odi number was 10099685. While driving vehicle completely shut down. Consumer had to wait for about 15 minutes before starting it again. Consumer stated that he had this problem since purchasing the vehicle. It stalled intermittently. Consumer had the fuel pump replaced a total of five times. Also, fuel filter had to be replaced several times. Consumer stated that onstar called the problem code red. Consumer was told not to drive the vehicle. At 70 mph the vehicle would surge and lurch. Consumer stated that a clanking noise was heard when turning a tight corners. Also, there was an additional incident on 8-26-04. It was Thursday, May 2, 2002 when this fuel pump issue occurred.
#28 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. The VIN of this Suburban is 3GNGK26G12_. Purchased a new 2002 Suburban k2500 in Aug of 2002. At 17,000 miles, the air conditioning went out. Dealer replaced the compressor. At 27,000 miles, the fuel gauge showed empty when the tank was full. Dealer replaced rear fuel tank sending unit. At 55,000 miles, the fuel tank again showed empty with a full tank and the engine surged. The dealer (bob steele in cocoa FL) replaced the fuel pump in the rear tank and the sending unit in the front tank under my extended warranty with a deductible. Dealer stated this was not a recurrence of the problem before. At 58,000 miles the car stalled while crossing over a busy bridge/causway at approx. 60 mph. "reduced engine power" glared on the warning indicator, power steering was lost and lights on the dash were flashing erratically. Luckily, I had crested the top of the causway and managed to steer to the tiny shoulder without crashing into anybody. The car would not start immediately, but after trying for fifteen minutes I was able to get it started and drive home. I called the dealer (it was five minutes to closing time) and was told to bring it in the next day. It stalled again at a traffic light on the way to the dealer but started immediately. The dealer replaced the throttle position sensor under my extended warranty with deductible and again stated that none of these fuel/stalling problems were related. The car stalled again recently and the dealer said to bring it in if it happens again. This is starting to become a very dangerous situation that the dealer seems to be very unconcerned about. The failure date was Monday, Aug. 29, 2005.
#29 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Suburban is 3GNEC16Z12_. During evacuation for hurricane rita as we were proceeding in traffic our 2002 chevy Suburban just died. It was as if it was getting no fuel. We had a full tank. The rpm and power steering along with the engine just went dead. Since the hurricane I have talk to 3 other people with Suburbans or yukons that this happen to. The dealership said it was the fuel pump. I now think something is wrong with these vehicles. I have the fuel pump taken from my Suburban. It was Saturday, September 24, 2005 when this fuel pump issue happened.
#30 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
2002 Chevrolet Suburban that stalls intermittently while driving down the road. This has happened several times in the past two weeks. We took it into the service center where they have told us that the fuel pump will need to replaced at a cost of over $700. There is currently a recall on 2001 models with the exact same problem. This fuel pump issue occurred 05/19/2006.
#31 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban. : the contact stated while driving on the highway at 20 mph and pulling up to a toll booth, the vehicle stalled suddenly without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealership where the dealership determined the vehicle needed a new ignition switch. While driving back home the vehicle stalled again. The vehicle was towed 100 miles to a dealership where the dealership determined the vehicle had a faulty fuel pump. The dealership informed the contact there was a history of faulty fuel pumps with this year, make and model. It was Friday, Aug. 25, 2006 when this fuel pump issue happened.
#32 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
- the contact stated that while driving his 2001 Chevrolet Suburban (failure mileage: 132000) at 25 mph the fuel gauge does not register the correct amount of fuel and can waver between full and empty. The contact stated that at times the vehicle does not start. The vehicle is also experiencing the same problem as the recall number 05v155000 for fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump, certain trucks and sport utility vehicles were built with fuel module reservoir assemblies that contain fuel pump wires connectors may overheat under certain operating conditions. This fuel pump issue occurred Friday, October 15, 2004.
#33 - Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Suburban 2500 is 3GNGK26U91_. 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. This fuel pump problem happened on Jun. 29, 2007.
Other Gasoline Fuel System related problems of Chevrolet Suburban:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Fuel Pump problems||119|
|Tank Assembly problems||39|
|Gasoline Fuel System problems||17|
|Fuel Injection problems||13|
|Fuel Injector problems||12|
|Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems||10|
|Fuel Delivery problems||8|
|Tank Filler Pipe And Cap problems||7|
|Tank Mounting problems||1|
|Gasoline Storage problems||1|
|Fuel Injection Rail problems||1|