2001 Chevrolet Suburban Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2001 Chevrolet Suburban LS 5.8L from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.8L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance37067 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

It is not worth the mechanical headaches

Faults:

Spark plug wire fouled at 3,000 miles.

Headlight electrical system shorted out at 7,000 miles.

Auto door lock system shorted out at 9,000 miles.

Tires wore badly, although serviced regularly. Replaced at 35,000 miles.

The ECM-B fuse burns out every 3 days and stops car dead in its track, possible fuel pump or fuel filter problem, I am told.

General Comments:

This vehicle is my first Chevrolet and I will never purchase another one.

It is very comfortable to drive and is a pleasure on long trips.

The passenger assist handles are designed very well and are better than most other cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2003

9th Oct 2003, 16:16

I have a 2000 Yukon XL that had the EMC-B fuse blow at 37,000 miles. It was towed to local garage and the fuse was replaced along with the relay. I have tested the old relay and there is nothing wrong with it. The fuel filter was also replaced. It was also suggested that I have the fuel pump replaced also - $850! I did not have the fuel pump replaced yet, and it has had a rather loud whining noise for several years now. I drove it for three weeks without incident. Then it blew three times in one day, at increasingly shorter miles between incidents. I replaced the fuse only each time and drove on. I have NO confidence in driving it now.

I finally contacted the GMC customer satisfaction line at suggestion of several people that GMC might cover repairs since it was so close to going out of warranty. They said I had to take it to the local dealer to get a diagnosis at my expense. I took it in and after two days the dealer said they could find no problem, but if it happened again to have it towed in and they would "look at it again" - at my inconvenience and expense I presume. I don't see that this adds any additional information to what I already know; that it has in intermittent problem that causes the engine to die unexpectedly.

It seems that the dealer position is that they will not do anything until it completely craps out, with any inconvenience, cost, and danger being born by me.

I also have had continuous problems with tire wear despite three "alignments" that I paid for that never revealed any "misalignment". The steering wheel has never 'pulled' to one side or another.

The vehicle is basically useless to me at this point.

I would like to know what the resolution to this was for the original poster.

15th Apr 2004, 15:31

I am having the same problem with the ecm-b fuse and my mechanic also cannot find the problem. Have you had any luck getting to the bottom of your problem with the fuse?

24th Aug 2004, 12:12

I wish someone could give us a definitive answer on this problem. I am having the same problem with my 1999 Yukon.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews