1st Generation (2003—2006) SSR Problems

This generations ranks 28th out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the cooling system (23%), transmission (23%), and the interior (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Overheating 1 complaints at an average of 13,130 miles in the 2004 Chevrolet SSR.
  2. Multiple Electrical Issues 1 complaints at an average of 78,000 miles in the 2004 Chevrolet SSR.
  3. Catilyctic Converter Failed 1 complaints at an average of 125,000 miles in the 2004 Chevrolet SSR.

What SSR Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 1 1 424 0.62
2005 2 0 355 0.83
2004 10 0 307 8.51
2003 0 0 282 0.0

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