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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,907 miles

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1995 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1995 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #125

Feb 042007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

(1) have had to replace braking system 3 times in last 4 months (2) vehicle keeps pulling to the right and the anti-lock brakes have been activating for no reason (3)replaced rotors, calipers and brake pads 3 times in 4 months (4)when starting from start position brake calipers stay a little closed and eventually loosen up once the vehicles picks up speed.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #124

Dec 082005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,900 miles
The contact stated the ABS activated at low speeds. The mechanic bled the brakes and replaced the brake pads. The ABS activated while driving around a curve at less than 5 mph. The roads were icy, and the vehicle was in 4-wheel drive. The brakes locked, but the vehicle kept moving until it crashed into another vehicle that was parked. The ABS had been activated at low speeds six months before the accident. The ABS activation was intermittent, and many times the brakes were difficult to depress. The vehicle is currently at a different mechanic shop, which determined that the problem may be with the ABS sensors. Updated 1/11/2006 - the vehicle was taken to the service dealer who determined that the ABS sensors were corroded. The dealer cleaned the sensors and sprayed the with an anti-corrosion spray. The consumer has filed a complaint with the manufacturer.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #123

Jun 212003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,435 miles
The ABS/hydraulic system has again gone out on my vehicle. After my first complaint 5 years ago, I had the anti-lock braking sensor replaced--unfortunately it was prior to GM's current technical service bulletin when the vehicle would have still be under warranty. Now, I am experiencing the same problems. I feel that GM has opted to make a temporary less expensive and quick fix rather than offering their customers a permanent and safe solution to this problem.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #122

Aug 142002

Suburban

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving and with no warning anti lock brakes will lock up while consumer is pressing accelerator pedal. It will be hard for consumer to control vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #121

Feb 142001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Right rear brake fell apart for no apparent reason. The service manager said he has seen it happen before like when water or a rock gets into the brake. Right now it's leaking gas due to a faulty service repair and the has "refused" to fix it and GM says we have to pay another dealer to fix it correctly.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #120

Jun 151999

Suburban

  • miles
Ongoing problem with severe pulling to left when brakes are applied while driving at 45-50 mph. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and unable to locate cause. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #119

Jun 011995

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front brakes repaired 10 times. Back brakes just done. Problem seems to be with ABS system. No help from Chevrolet.

- O'fallon, IL, USA

problem #118

Dec 082000

Suburban

  • miles
While going 40mph another vehicle in front slammed on brakes. Chevrolet's driver applied brakes & ABS light came on. Pumped brakes 3 times and all wheels locked up. Vehicle went into a skid. Then into the left hand lane. Took foot off brakes to come out of skid. Vehicle finally stopped. Took vehicle back to dealership & had it checked. Noticed rotor broke in half, it was not corroded. Pads sitting on mounting had broke away from each other.

- Highland Lake, NJ, USA

problem #117

Jan 032001

Suburban

  • miles
When making a sudden stop the brakes fail, the pedal goes to the floor which happended on 010301 resulting in an accident. This problem has happened on several ocassion. The problem has been reported to the dealer on each ocassion. The dealer has not been able to reproduce the situation. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #116

Dec 241996

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Problems with windshield wipers, engine oil pan failure, faulty power windows and locks. Broken plastic parts on the seat belts, frozen emergency brake and glazed brake pads. Poor dealer servicing. ABS breaks went skidish 3 times and still no fix. Lost control.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #115

Jun 261996

Suburban

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ea 95 026/poor brake performance: On going problem with applying brake hard to get vehicle to stop; been in / out of dealer shop on three occasion and in /out of independence shop on two occasion and condition still go on unresolved. Please feel free to provide any further details:

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #114

Jun 092000

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While depressing the brakes on wet road vehicle swerves and makes it difficult to maintain control. Also ABS indicator light flashes on. Dealer was not able to find the problem, and manufacturer has yet to find a solution.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #113

Mar 031995

Suburban Diesel

  • miles
The rear axle seal continually failed, allowing gear oil to soak the rear brake shoes. The oil soaked rear brake shoes cause many problems, many affecting the ABS system, and directional stability of the vehicle during stops, the distance required to stop, and a general poor feeling of the brake system. The oil soaked rear brake shoes cause the rear wheels to lock up at low speeds when the brake is applied, especially when the conditions are wet. Under all braking conditions, the vehicle will pull to one side or the other. Because the rear brakes are not contributing to slow the vehicle down, as designed, the front brakes do more of the stopping, and the ABS is more apt to detect an actual skid. The ABS, unlocks the lock wheel, thus overlaoding the other front wheel, causing that wheel to skid, and the ABS unlocks that wheel next. This cycle continues, causing the brake pedal to travel towards the flood, and the vehicle to pull to each side repeatedly. The symptoms I am reporting are reported at your web site hundres of times. It is time the General Motors is forced to do something about the brake problems, many of which may be traced to leaky rer axle seals.

- Somers, CT, USA

problem #112

Sep 121997

Suburban

  • miles
Vehicle still experiencing problems with the ABS system after repairs.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #111

Aug 151999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
ABS failed immediately after purchase. Tom jumper said 'too bad.' $1100 in parts/labor for ABS brain & pressure reg. Is big repair for 68K miles! was it patched together long enough to sell? very unacceptable.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #110

Sep 111998

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
The anit-lock brake light is not on, but several time the vehicle has gone into a skid with no control. The brakes lock and unlock at a slow enough rate to cause a hopping that driver and passengers can feel and cause a skid. Took in for service told drums and rotors have been overturned, replaced still not working properly. The vehicle and brake pedal hops when stopping normal or hard. Thought there was going to be a recall on the anit-lock brake system so been holding off, dealer wants over $700 to fix and then if recalled get money back"!"

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #109

Feb 242000

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Excessive brake system failure, pulling and wear is still an ongoing problem since the first day the vehicle was purchased. Brakes and system repaired every 500 to 2,500 miles by Chevy dealership or an auto center licensed to do Chevy warranty/out-of-warranty work. Brake conditions deteriorate rapidly once repaired. Calipers, rotors, proportional valve, delco brake pads, cyrogenic pads, idler arm, pitman arm, alignments, ABS, rear antilock sensor, all have been replaced, some excessively. Very concerned about possible accident resulting in fatalities due to brake performance. Fyi, the service center has shown me the tech bulletins published by Chevy regarding repairs/service to the brake system. The service center has worked on numerous vehicles with the same problem(s) that I have experienced with the Chevy Suburban brake system. All repairs/service on the Suburban (in- and out-of-warranty) are documented and are available if needed.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #108

Jan 052000

Suburban

  • miles
Vehicle is used for pulling a trailer. Went to have brake work done, and noticed afterwards that brakes were grabbing, and pedal was low. Took it back to the dealer, who said this was an inherited problem with this particular model. Also, they replaced front disc brakes, and drums were turned.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #107

Jan 102000

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 30 mph the ABS light comes on. Also, when consumer steps on the brake pedal to stop, vehicle will stop a few feet away.

- Columbia, PA, USA

problem #106

Jan 232000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Ering vibration, leaky battery, corroding A/C lines, engine compartment and front brake disc.at passengers side.

- La Puente, CA, USA

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