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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,452 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brake pads and shoes have worn out under 8,00 miles. When the pedal is applied, the pedal goes to the floor, and the they will click. Consumer will feel brakes kick in, and begin to slow down the vehicle. The dealer has been contacted.

- Bridgeport, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
When brake pedal was applied to pull over, the brakes did not respond. Pedal went straight to the floor causing the vehicle to keep rolling, it had to cruise to come to a stop. After this occurred, the brakes felt moist, having a smell of the pads being burned. Dealer has been contacted.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011998

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake system failed.

- Phelan, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011998

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When the brake pedal is depressed about 2 inches the vehicle will not slow own or stop. Then meets resistance and vehicle starts to slow down. Depresses even harder to the point where the seat belts lock up and then the vehicle finally stops with a jerk. Same problem occurs when going around corners.

- Welches, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 081999

Suburban

  • miles
When applying the brakes the vehicle slowed down, but would not stop. The brakes had to be pumped in order for the vehicle to be stopped. Dealer said master cylinder failed, after master cylinder replacement brakes continued to experience failures, total of four master cylinders replaced.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 301997

Suburban Diesel

  • miles
Hitting a bump while braking releases the brakes at all 4 wheels (will cause an accident).

- Batavia, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 301998

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Driver's' side front brake caliber locks when hot. This in turn will result in premature wear/failure of the brake pads. If the vehicle sits for a while the pressure in the caliber lessens and the wheel turns.

- York Springs, PA, USA

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