Chevrolet Suburban Transmission Gear Slipping Problems (2023)

Chevrolet Suburban owners have reported 13problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).The most recently reported issues are listed below.

1 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 12/01/2018

The transmission keeps slipping between 1st and 2nd gear and having difficulty shifting out of reverse with only 80,000 miles. I have taken it to maus Chevrolet (tampa, FL) several times and the problem is not being fixed. No reason for the transmission to fail at 80,000 miles but there is no recall.

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2 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 01/09/2012

On two occasions an error message that read "service 4 wheel drive" appeared on the display. I mentioned this to the service department while there for an oil change, and was told that everything checked out okay, and that I should drive the vehicle in 2wd, not auto. Also, I have been having a transmission slippage issue that started between 50,000 miles and 58,000 miles and was very sporadic. When starting from a dead stop (stop light for example), the transmission wouldn't engage as I pressed the accelerator. After 10 to 15 seconds of pressing my foot on the accelerator, the transmission would finally engage and the vehicle would move slowly with the engine revving. I mention this to the dealer when the vehicle has approximately 58,000 miles and I'm told that they will need to keep the vehicle for a few hours and there is a cost of $120 plus tax to perform diagnostic testing. As my schedule did not allow for this that day, I left. The problem was very sporadic at this point. At 63,000 miles I am driving over a mountain pass and the display reads something along the lines of "transmission overheating". I pull off the road and wait for it to cool, then make my way home. I entire trip home the transmission is slipping between all gears and shifting hard in the higher gears. I take it into the dealer for diagnostics the next business day and I'm told that I need a new transmission. I am advised by the dealer that there is "no external cause for this failure" and " the inner mechanism of the transmission has fallen apart and cannot be repaired". My powertrain warranty ended 6 months ago, so I face a $3,350 bill for this repair. After I complain to gm customer assistance, they agree to pay 30% of the repair and 5 days of the rental car, but I feel they should pay the entire amount.

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3 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 04/15/2011

Transmission slipping when changing gears.

4 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 08/20/2010

The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact was driving 55 mph when the transmission failed. The contact stated that the transmission would slip intermittently prior to the failure. The dealer advised that the transmission had failed and would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 179,000.

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5 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 02/06/2008

The transmission began slipping; the car would not move from 2nd to 3rd gear; the transmission had to be rebuilt or replaced on 2/06/2008, we had it rebuilt. The vehicle only had 69710 miles. We were in a rural area at the time rather than rush hour traffic. Thank goodness.

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6 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 03/11/2007

Stability light and traction control light on saying need serviced, check engine light on, transmission slips from 1st into 2nd, and vehicle makes noise making turns. Vehicle taken in for service but mechanic having trouble with codes. Vehicle is 07 Suburban with 961 miles.

7 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 01/27/2007

Fax from congressman on behalf of his constituent , resolving ongoing problems with her 2007 Chevrolet Suburban. The consumer stated the transmission was slipping. The dealer replaced the transmitter.

8 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 04/04/2005

Transmission slipping. When traveling up hills the truck loses its power, even while accelerating. Reported the incident to the dealership a week after I purchased the vehicle. I was informed by the dealership that they could not find a problem. I took the vehicle in 2 other times, the last time I was informed gm is aware that there is a problem with the transmission for the 2004 tahoes, however there is no fix.

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9 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 12/27/2004

Our 1999 Chevrolet Suburban had an automatic transmission that began slipping from 800 miles. Every time my wife took it to the dealer they said that they could not find anything wrong with it, nor could they duplicate the problem. The slipping only happened periodically and I would have been surprised if they could have duplicated it. She was also told by the dealer that this may be something that is normal with a computerized transmission. Maybe it was just a delay. Well, on Dec 27, 2004 our transmission decided to act very strange and would not shift beyond 3rd gear. We took it to the dealer and it was locked up in 3rd gear. At this point the car was a year and a half and approx 33,000 miles past warranty. The dealer needed to speak to gm about any warranty coverage since it was beyond the warranty. Gm said they would only cover half of it since it had not been brought in regarding the transmission in approx 26,000 miles. It had continued to slip but the info given to my wife was that maybe this was normal, so she had not addressed it further. Then we ended up needing a new transmission and they would not cover it completely. Now here we are a year after that and I find bunch of service bulletins with the same problem. Obviously I am not the only one that has had this problem, nor will I be the last. I believe that this info should be researched and looked into. It just does not seem right. To top this off my brand new transmission is also doing the same slipping and I can guarantee that we will take it in every time it slips, no matter who says it may be normal.

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10 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 05/10/2004

When the vehicle has warmed up and I am driving between 10 and 30 mph transmission seems to slip between 1st and 2nd gears. While slowing down to make a turn transmission doesn't know what to do. It can't decide to stay in the present gear or shift down to accomadate the lower speed. Therefore, it takes about 10 seconds for the transmission to finally find a gear so I can proceed. Also, when coming to a stop, the transmission takes about 10-15 seconds to shift into 1st, if I want to go immediately after stopping, the transmission is still trying to downshift and the engine races until the transmission finally catches up. Again, the dealer found "no problem" with the vehicle/transmission.

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11 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 05/30/2003

Transmission binded in first gear and slipped in middle gears. It was determined there was coolant and/or water in the transmission and the color was a dark green/yellow color. When transmission pulled off there was much metal, bearings, and a 2 to 3 inch bolt from the valve body. Also found cracks in sunshell. Input drum and pump vain and clutch(ES) needed replacing. In summary, it needed an overhaul.

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12 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 11/04/2002

Consumer states while driving at highway speed the transmission slipped causing the vehicle to stall. Ts.

13 Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

Failure Date: 06/08/2000

Engine light came on had this checked came up with transmission slippage. Took to dealer said that chevy says that it is better to replace transmission with a new one because the problem is not visible when looking at the tranmission.


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