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Transfer Case Problems of Chevrolet Suburban



Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 18 problems related to transfer case (under the power train category).

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1
Failure Date: 11/09/2014

Had serviced the transfer case and had taken it back twice now besides a noise like that of a power steering pump going bad ( whining ) , had a turning clunk noise coming and at a stop light I saw smoke coming from passenger side, got to park it and smelled like something is burning . Bring it back to see if the mechanic will work on it since it hasn't been 30 days. Please notify me of anything do to the transfer case.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 2
Failure Date: 11/02/2012

Would drive fine at times. When restarted, engine would lose power, very sluggish, unable to pick up speed. On dash, message would read 'service stability'. Took to our local Chevrolet dealer, they were unable to repair, they could not tell me why message would appear, absolutely clueless to the problem. Then took my vehicle to my local mechanic, he stated he had four other GMC vehicles come in with the same message on dash. He stated it has something to do with the transfer case. That's more than what the dealer said. My mechanic stated he attempted to get the part, but item is on back order from manufacturer. Does this indicate that many many more vehicles are experiencing the same problem? have been experiencing this problem for a while. My vehicle only has 60,000 miles, way under the amount of miles for a vehicle 6 years old. This has to be a defect. Please help!!!!!.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 3
Failure Date: 05/11/2010

2003 Chevrolet Suburban. Consumer stated the transfer case developed a leak.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 4
Failure Date: 05/02/2010

Driving in a 55mph zone, vehicle transmission failed. It appeared that the auto 4x4 switch was changing. Placed vehicle back in 2 wheel drive, driving 55mph, transmission failed again. When switch was set in auto 4x4, the vehicle ran in 4 wheel drive but no other settings worked properly. I have had multiple diagnosis attempts. There are bulletins on the auto 4x4 actuator and on a transfer case motor sensor.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 5
Failure Date: 10/29/2009

2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4wd transfer case failure the consumer noticeable a considerable amount of smoke coming from behind the vehicle. He pulled over and noticed oil dripping from the transmission. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and upon inspection it was determined the transfer case housing had a hole in it. The consumer did some research and discovered it was a well known issue with the transfer case oil pump retaining method, causing the pump to move around in the housing, eventually wearing a hole in the rear transfer case housing.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 6
Failure Date: 06/25/2009

Transfercase on suburuban began to leak around 80k miles when you put on lift you'll see little pin holes in the transfer case. This is caused by a faulty design where the pump rubs a hole from the inside of the t-case to the outside. Numerous companies have made a mod kit to address the issue which gm has not. You can put a temp bandage on it using jb weld but the case will need to be replaced.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2008

I own a Chevrolet Suburban,year 2000,it has a 4x4 system defect, every 05 seconds warning appears, and when warning light, is on, severe grinding noise comes from under the truck,we are very disappointed about the manufacturer, because no dealership wants to support me. I spent lots of money this truck and ,please help me to get a suitable solution through the manufacturer.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 8
Failure Date: 12/31/2007

I have a 2005 chevy Suburban 4x4 and within the first 14,000 miles it has started to engage into 4w lo while driving on the freeway, in reverse, going 25 mph in residential neighborhood(this is a gear that you cannot drive over 15mph in). Needless to say that shellworth Chevrolet located in vacaville, CA has been trying to fix the problem for over 25,000 miles and over 6 times in the shop. They have been unsuccessful with the last time it was in the shop unwilling to do anything for me. It has even been towed into their shop on one occasion. They no longer want to provide me with service, told me to file a complaint with gm for a buyback purchase and shoed me off. Gm says it is not eligible for the buyback program probably because of all the false and inaccurate information the service writers have documented on the work orders. I have asked to speak to gm district manager who has made this decision and he has declined to speak to me, as well as the service manager at shellworth has not returned my last 2 phone calls. The law states that they either fix my vehicle to a working order or give me a replacement vehicle. They are not doing either. On oct. 31 after arguing with them because they didn't want to handle the issue that time either they decided to go look at a different bulletin and found something, so they replaced some parts and released the vehicle to me. Since then the light has came on 2 times which is the start of the process in which it then engages to 4w lo all by itself.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 9
Failure Date: 08/13/2007

Intermittent service 4 wheel drive lamp on and code c0378.

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car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 10
Failure Date: 02/22/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the 4-wheel drive shift indicator reached temperatures in excess of 100 degrees and could cause a burn to the touch. The manufacturer and a Chevrolet dealer were aware, and stated that this was normal and there was nothing to repair. The 4-wheel drive indicator was always heated, and the car had a burning smell because of it and got worse while driving.


 
car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 11
Failure Date: 06/30/2005

Contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle switched into four wheel drive on its on.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 12
Failure Date: 12/06/2004

The driver and passenger's side mirrors failed. The objects appeared far away than normal. This caused poor visibility. The vehicle had a tow mirror package. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that this was a design flaw from the manufacturer. The mechanic informed the consumer that the mirror could be replaced, but the driver had to pay for it. The four wheel drive light had come on.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 13
Failure Date: 10/21/2004

2004 Suburban lt with 4 wheel drive. Occaisional loss of power when turning and accelerating into traffic. Usually lasts about two seconds before power returns. This is extremely dangerous when pulling into heavy traffic. Chevrolet has replaced the fuel pump , a timing device in the transmission and an air sensor over the course of six trips to the shop. I was told yesterday that this problem is known to gm engineers as the four wheel automatically sensing a need to shift , and that there was no known fix. I have and active complaint with gm, case number 1-269747819 since 10/21/2004.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 14
Failure Date: 07/14/2004

While driving vehicle shifted into four wheel drive at any speed. Vehicle was serviced five times, and technician could not duplicate the problem.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 15
Failure Date: 01/02/2004

Transfer case malfunctioned, causing it to go from 4-wheel drive to 2-wheel drive by itself. This has occurred on several occasions. The most recent occurrence resulted in loss of control, and almost caused a crash. Dealership serviced vehicle 3 times, and replaced the switch and the box, but the problem recurred.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 16
Failure Date: 09/23/2003

Without prior warning, the transfer case started switching from 2 hi to 4 hi and 2 lo at highway speeds and by itself. This is extremely dangerous as it can result is a sudden lost of control.

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 17
Failure Date: 01/20/2003

On Jan 20, 2003 my new 2003 chev Suburban 4 wheel drive system failed as I attempted to enter traffic. Service 4wd showed on the information center and I was nearly involved in a collision due to this. I took the vehicle to the dealer svc department, where the svc person turned the vehicle off then on and the problem went away. The milage on the truck was 172 miles (onehudredseventytwo).

car image   Transfer Case problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban 18

Four-wheel drive automatically comes on while the vehicle is in motion. The manufacturer has been notified.

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