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Investing in the 2015 Chevy Suburban is a Risky Move

Saving with a used Chevy Suburban is a great idea! You can get all that Suburban space and power without paying top dollar. However, not every Suburban model year is a great option to buy. For example, the 2015 Chevy Suburban could come with frustrating issues. 

2015 Chevy Suburban problems 

For a little background on the 2015 Chevy Suburban, depending on your area, you can find used options between $21,000 to $30,000. This depends on which trim option you find and its condition. 

The new 2021 Chevrolet Suburban High Country is shown on stage after it was revealed by General Motors at Little Caesars Arena
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The 2015 Chevy Suburban gets about 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. It can tow between 5,000 to 9,400 lb. However, with the 5.3-liter V8 engine, it can tow up to 11,600 lb when properly equipped. Also, it can carry a maximum payload of up to 1,754. 

However, according to CarComplaints, the 2015 Chevy Suburban may not be the best option to buy. Drivers have entered more complaints for the 2015 model years compared to others during the past 10 years. So, before purchasing this beefy SUV, see what problems owners have faced. 

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One of the most prevalent issues with the 2015 Chevy Suburban includes AC and heater problems. According to driver comments, one person had their AC go out two times in one summer, and their Suburban had about 130,000 miles on it. 

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Another driver struggled with heat coming from their back seats when they used the cooling option. Their passengers were often met with an uncomfortable blast of heat to the face. Even though this was a common issue fixed on the 2018 model, the driver had to pay $250 to correct this issue. 

One driver had to pay $950 to fix their AC once it quit working around 74,000 miles. This issue is so common that you can purchase a warranty to protect it up to 60,000 miles. But once you go over the mileage limit, you’re out of luck. 

2015 Chevy Suburban engine problems 

There are 27 complaints about engine issues reported by the NHTSA for the 2015 Chevy Suburban. One driver struggled with their engine dying and slow speeds.

While driving through a small town, their Suburban shut off, but luckily, they could coast to the shoulder before being hit. This issue occurred around 49,000 miles. 

2020 Chevy Suburban in the mountains
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Another driver experienced the sudden and random revving of their engine before their Suburban stalled. During their first trip to the dealership, the issue couldn’t be duplicated. On the second trip, they had the steering control lock module replaced. But this didn’t solve the problem. 

2015 Chevrolet Suburban fuel system problems 

The 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is also known for fuel system problems. One driver noticed that their Suburban shuttered every time they fired it up. Then they noticed their Suburban was leaking.

2021 Chevrolet Suburban parked near home
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This was because the fuel pump was about to be recalled for a new redesign, leaving this owner with a dealership vehicle for two months as Chevrolet tried to fix the problem. 

Another driver noticed that their Suburban struggled to start before they smelled gas in the cab. Upon investigating the issue, they found that their fuel tank was soaked in gas because the hose in the fuel line was rubbing against other components. It may have damaged other parts too.