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#477 of 1043 chevy suburban recall
Nov 29, 2005 (6:27 pm)
recieved a recall for my 2001 suburban stating that the fuel pump wires may overheat resulting in abrupt stall,or a fuel leak resulting in fire, both not pleasent. I brought the car to my local dealer and one month later have not had it fixed ,they say that they cannot get the needed parts. Recently a suburban stalled on the interstate and was hit from behind resuting in death, the same problem I don't know but I don't want to find out. Why issue a recall if parts are not available and the dealer is impotent to correct the matter. I called the Chevy Customer assistance center listed on the recall and they were useless. My wife is scared to drive it and I can't blame her after reading the possible adverse events Any ideas, help? If I die as a result of a failure to correct a defect in a timely manner after my efforts is there legal recourse,not for me I won't be around, but for my cousin Vinny the lawyer?
#478 of 1043 Re: 1999 Chevy Suburban LT Fuse Box Issue [nrsmd]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:37 pm)
What about trying a Junk Yard?
#479 of 1043 Re: chevy suburban recall [rmorgera]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:39 pm)
I have a 2000 and just got the recall taken care of two weeks ago Thurs. I find it hard to believe an authorized dealer cannot get the parts.... May want to try a different dealer.
#480 of 1043 Re: Resetting the "Service Engine Soon" light [dhpress]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:49 pm)
Disconnect the battery cable for 5 minutes and then rehook it up. This clears the computer and resets the SES light. Good Luck!
#481 of 1043 Re: 99 Suburban Battery Draining [luvmysuburban]
Nov 29, 2005 (10:05 pm)
OK I think I have this one licked... To get the whole gist of my draining battery delema start reading at 263 and follow the links.
It seems that the VIU (Vehicle Interface Unit or On Star) was the problem. The VIU and a VIC they take care of GPS, Cellular service and On Star. There are 2 cables that can be disconnected rather easily and these boxes are hooked thru the radio. I unplugged the 2 plugs and everything worked great (including my radio) for over 2 weeks. I took it to the dealer and they weren't sure if it was the VIU or the VIC but called on star and were told that it was commonly the VIU that took the juice out of the battery. Something about the unit wouldn't go to sleep and this was like leaving your lights on.
The unit cost is about $500 and replacement is a few $100 more, however, it appears that there was a recall on these boxes and I got it replaced for free. (I was told that it was replaced May 19 of this year by the previous owner. But the one I got was a defect.) So far the vehicle has ran for 1 1/2 weeks without a jump start and I still have all the electronics hooked up.
One thing that I am a little curious about.. I called On Star to see what color the light next to my button was supposed to be. They told me Green is good and red is bad. Both my dad and father in law have green lights on there's and they are not subscribers to On Star currently. On Star told me to take it to the dealer and they could repair it. When I told this to the dealer they said that the light would stay red until I activated On Star because they have to "Sync" up their stuff with my Suburban. Does anyone else out there have a red light on theres? When I picked it up from the dealership, the light was green and then went red, plus once on initial startup, I saw the light go green for a few minutes. It's kind of strange, but what the heck, it runs!
#482 of 1043 Re: 99 Suburban Battery Draining [n8waq]
Nov 29, 2005 (10:10 pm)
I just posted my results on message 481. You are right there are 4 items on the Radio Circuit. There are quick connectors to "kill" the power to all of them. I have a schematic for a 2000 or I can let you know where the connectors are if you'd like. Good Luck! It only took me 5 months to T-Shoot mine, hopefully you won't have that long of trouble shooting time.
#483 of 1043 Re: chevy suburban recall [rmorgera]
Nov 30, 2005 (6:30 am)
I had the recall performed on my '00 Suburban a few weeks ago. When I received the letter from GM stating to call a local dealer to have the service performed, I called my local dealer and they were ready the next day.
I went ahead and "bit the bullet" and had a new fuel pump installed while they had the fuel tank lowered for the replacement wiring harness (they charged me $20 labor + the fuel pump, which was like $480, ouch). My fuel pump had been getting loud and bought some peace of mind.
#484 of 1043 Re: 2001 Sub Heater Problems [sub2001]
Nov 30, 2005 (1:40 pm)
I have a 2000 burber, with the same problem. Thought about a heater valve in the engine compartment being stuck open, but I can't find such a valve exists at Napa Online, etc. So, if it doesn't exist that can't be the problem UNLESS it's a dealer-only part.
#486 of 1043 Re: chevy suburban recall [rmorgera]
Nov 30, 2005 (9:01 pm)
We Had the same problem . The 2001 Sub bought it from my brother he never had a problem it had 3 yrs ext warranty. It died on us probably 6-10 times & got to where it wouldnt start at times ,once before I went to trade it in because we were scared it was going to cause a accident and I didn't want to be the one who sold it. Anyhow I went rounds with chevy/gm and we got a 1000 dollar loyalty cert to use on a new car when the dust settled . Still think we got screwed and to top it off we bought a denali to replace it with.... Let me know what happens. Also Gm knew about the problem as you say but said the parts weren't available for the recall until the end of the year.