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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 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

problem #6

Nov 012004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

The consumer complained about ABS brakes kicking in at low speeds. The service brakes and ABS will not hold when the ABS kicks in. The problem has been on going since November of 2004. The dealership cleaned and greased the brakes. They machined the rotors and replaced the left upper arm bushing. And they checked the ABS sensors. The problem recurred. When she contacted them they said they could not find the cause of the problem. It started getting worse in July of 2005. She took vehicle to the dealership again. They replaced the sensor bushings and an idle arm. The problem is still occurring. She took it back to them. They replaced two rear drums, the sway bar bushings, the U joints, and T tightened the transfer case. However, the problem recurred. A recall for the 2000 models was issued. When she contacted the manufacturer, they said that this model year vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact had to have the service brakes replaced before. The dealership replaced the rotors and the pads. The contact felt that it was a result of normal wear and tear..

- Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #5

Mar 062001

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle has had several repairs of the brake systeml, three sets of front brake pads, when the brakes are applied they suddenly fade, the rotors have been turned 4 times, the brake return spring failed the master cylinder leaks and there is air in the lines. Nlm

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads and calipers failed.

- Palm City, CA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Dec 181997

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors warped due to overheating, pads failed.

- Pearland, TX, USA

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