2007 Chevrolet Suburban LTX from North America


An owner should not have to suffer mechanical problems due to a manufacturer design problem


The engine has been using oil since around 60,000 miles, due to what has been described to me as the lack of a shield to prevent excess oil from being sprayed on the inactive cylinders when the engine automatically drops from V8 down to run on fewer cylinders. The dealership service center has been great to work with, but Chevy has not wanted to repair the problem, instead only offering me an Owner Loyalty Certificate to purchase a new vehicle. Even with a special engine treatment and valve cover replacement, the engine is still using oil. I just want the problem repaired, since Chevy knows what is causing the problem! Please Chevy, stand behind your product.

General Comments:

Love the size of the vehicle, but hate having a problem that is not the result of excessive miles or abuse/wear.

The vehicle is consuming over 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil between 1,500 and 2,000 miles.

Design flaw causing the problem according to service technicians and other sources on the internet.

The repair solution known, but is very expensive. Is this the reason that Chevy will not correct the design error for me?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th May, 2013

21st Jul 2016, 01:32

I agree the car maker should stand behind its design faults, but I don't see 1qt every 2000 miles as that annoying. Sure, it isn't up to standards, but engineering mistakes do happen and sometimes fixing them - when a solution is even available - would cost the company too much.

2007 Chevrolet Suburban Standard 5.3 8 cylinder from North America


Buyer Beware - Could easily stall!


The A/C condenser was hit by a rock - Covered by the warranty.

Strange clunking sound coming from engine - Problem unsolved.

Brakes squeak & squeal - Solved by dealer - Problem has since returned.

Flat tire - Solved by the local auto shop.

General Comments:

This SUV has terrible handling.

The engine gives it a nice boost when we travel through the mountains.

The On-Star is an extra touch when we had the flat tire.

Overall I say to avoid this SUV unless you absolutely need lots of seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th August, 2008

20th Dec 2008, 04:40

Update: December 20 2008.


Transmission went out on November 7; I had it replaced, but now 3 days later the transmission shifts hard. I took it into the shop to have transmission replaced. Now heading into late December, the security light is on almost all the time, and the transmission continues to shift hard.

26th Dec 2008, 06:50

December 26th Update:

Well, we figured out why the transmission was shifting so hard! The thing needed tranny fluid. We think that the security light keeps coming on due to a faulty computer, not sure. Gauges still work fine, were taking it in to have it checked out on Saturday. Hope everything goes well!