Turn Signal Problems of Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 4 problems related to turn signal (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Turn Signal problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. While placing fuel in the vehicle, the gasoline spews back out onto the contact. Also, the rear door opened automatically and the flip-n-fold seats flipped up and down while the vehicle was in motion. Lastly, the turn signals do not work. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they made her an offer; however, the contact refused. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 25,000.

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car image   Turn Signal problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 2
Failure Date: 02/01/2006

Each rear tail light assembly circuit board had to be replaced. These occurred at different times (approximately 6 months apart). Now, about a year later, the right rear needs to be replaced again. This was found due to the blinker and brake light failing, so I switched the bulb from the other side, with the exact same results, so I know it is the circuit and not a bad bulb.

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car image   Turn Signal problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 3
Failure Date: 04/05/2004

Right rear turn signal failed to operate; in-dash indicator properly indicated failure by rapid flash. With great difficulty, opened taillight assembly; found light bulb not failed; can not properly re-assemble and gasket is not sold separately to permit re-assembly. Had to replace 'circuit board' which connects to wiring harness to sockets; cost is $70 (seventy dollars) although 'circuit board' is wiring only and has no components; dealer parts clerk helpfully advised "the circuit boards fail all the time -- there isn't a recall, but there should be a recall. " system is designed to virtually require replacement of entire turn signal/backup/taillight unit for $127 (one hundred twenty-seven dollars) with dealer-only parts, precluding any field repairs on trips, etc; causing great likelihood that turn signal will not function for extended periods of time because of trouble and cost of replacing the unit.

car image   Turn Signal problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving 35 mph in the rain, the abs light illuminated. When the contact turned off the engine, it made a humming sound. He disconnected the module and the humming stopped. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer the following day and they replaced the module under warranty. Three years later, the failure recurred. He purchased the third module and had it replaced by a local mechanic. Three weeks ago, the contact noticed that the turn signals on his vehicle were intermittently illuminating. As of June 12, 2008, the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 80,000. Updated 07/08/08. The consumer also stated there was a delayed engagement from reverse to drive. Updated.

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