Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Parts And Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Accessories
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The Chevrolet Suburban 1500 belongs to the family of full-size SUV that stands out with its extended length. The Chevrolet Suburban, in fact, is one of the longest-running models that continue to make waves on the US market. The later models of the Suburban 1500, however, have been plagued with transmission failures. These problems greatly affect the drivability, even more so putting the passengers\' lives in danger. The common transmission problems on the 1500 are issues with the automatic transmission, fault encoder motors, and transmission oil leaks. Find out how to address these Chevrolet Suburban 1500 transmission failures.
The 2013 Suburban 1500 was singled out for having a faulty transmission shift interlock system. Vehicles with this problem are at high risk of accidents due to unexpected movement, despite the shifter in the park position and the ignition in the lock or off position. This should not be the case, though, especially when the prime function of the shift interlock system is to ensure that the automatic transmission will remain in the park position. Unfortunately, some Suburban 1500 vehicles were installed with a malformed steering column lock actuator or a broken park lock cable.
Due to the potential danger entailed by the technical issue in the said system, General Motors opted for a recall of the Suburban 1500 models that were manufactured in late 2012. Owners of the affected vehicles were notified to have their SUV installed with a new steering column once the shift interlock system turned out to be problematic. If you are experiencing this problem, have the said components checked immediately.
Owners of a Chevrolet Suburban 1500 have complained about difficulties in maintaining smooth driving. They have recounted incidents where their trucks failed to move even when the shifter is on the drive position or other certain gears. This problem is commonly experienced on the Suburban 1500 of recent generations, and many drivers have already filed a complaint in regard to this transmission issue.
In order to fix this, the transmission must be replaced. The replacement can be performed by a professional mechanic. However, some mechanics opt to rebuild the transmission instead and replace the encoder motor. Both procedures may cost about the same price, but going for an encoder motor replacement proves to be more advisable than having the component rebuilt by the dealership.
You may experience discomfort in driving when your truck begins to shift oddly, and the culprit can be a transmission oil leak at the cooler. The leak may transpire once a transmission oil cooler line is not properly connected to the fitting. The danger in this is the possibility for the oil leaks to make contact with a hot surface that will result in a vehicle fire.
This problem proved to be persistent in the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 models. To prevent accidents caused by a transmission oil leak, a recall was initiated beginning April 2014. This will ensure that the connection of the transmission oil cooler line is in good condition. With this, a worry-free driving experience can be expected going forward.