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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,845 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 #15

Apr 042011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 38,528 miles

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

I purchased on 11/1997 a new 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 3/4 ton 2500 series. The Suburban has 38,528 original miles and has been garage kept since new. The vehicle has been used primarily as a secondary vehicle for recreational purposes. The Suburban has been driven in snow conditions only 12-14 times. I am experiencing excessive brake and fuel line corrosion on the steel brake/fuel lines, flexible brake hoses and connections. I am very concerned over the brake/fuel line corrosion issuea and have since learned that an investigation has been initiated by the NHTSA on 1/5/11, NHTSA investigation file no. EA11001.

- Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #14

Sep 112010

Suburban

  • 90,000 miles
1. hard stop to avoid hitting wildlife. Going approximately 40 mph. 2. after the brakes holding for a second or two the pedal dropped to the floor. After that only 1/4 brake power. Once home, observed brake fluid coming from corroded brake lines. 3. I will need to review cost of service.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #13

May 172010

Suburban

  • 122,000 miles
Upon low speed braking, brake pedal goes to the floor and loss of steering at the same time. Truck is K2500 Suburban with hydraulic brake booster with fluid supplied by steering pump. Will come & go as it pleases-no warning when.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #12

Nov 012009

Suburban

  • 126,000 miles

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

1998 Suburban K1500, ~126,000 miles, original owner. ABS engages at low speeds on dry pavement when coming to a complete stop, I.e. constant pressure on brake pedal. Weather was sunny, dry, low humidity with temperatures between 50 and 70 F. vehicle does not come to a complete stop as quickly when this occurs. Three incidences have occurred over the last two weeks (first time experienced was two weeks ago). No repairs attempted yet.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #11

Oct 282009

Suburban

  • 88,000 miles
ABS system engages at slow speeds, on dry pavement for no apparent reason. This slows breaking, causes increased stopping distance, and could cause the car to crash. This problem was recalled on later models...apparently this is also a problem on the 1998 and 1999. When I googled "ABS engages at slow speeds Suburban" I realized that my problem is far from unique. Many people are having this problem, and I think that the recall should be extended to other years that are experiencing the exact same problem. Thank you for your efforts in keeping us all safe! jennifer rosenberg

- Brookville, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 062006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 5 mph on normal road conditions and applying the brakes under normal braking conditions, the brakes increased in stopping distance. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who determined that the left front brake sensor needed to be replaced. After the vehicle was repaired, the contact noticed a NHTSA recall # 05V379000 regarding service brakes hydraulic:antilock. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #9

Sep 102005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

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

Catastrohic loss of entire breaking system due to bursting of brake lines without prior notice; dealer required complete replacement of entire brake system owing to servely rusted parts throughout; mechanical emergency brake system required several hundred yards to stop vehicle; vehicle had been regularly serviced since new with most recent service just 2 months before brake system failure; had vehicle been traveling at highway speed possible fatal consequences; possible issue of design/component defect

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #8

Mar 152000

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,148 miles
The second transmission is failing at 85,939 thousand miles, out of warranty. Is it normal for two tranmissions to fail at relatively low mileage. I don't think so. My Suburban is in fantastic condition. It is extremely well maintained and believe it or not like new. Now I have to spend another 2000 $ on top of just having the brakes done??

- N. Springfield, VT, USA

problem #7

Apr 012003

Suburban 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Windshield wipers experienced the same defect as stated in recall 03 V 159 000, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The wipers had become inoperative at times, the brakes were soft, the wheel cylinders were found leaking, and the shoes cracked. Transmission fluid leaked, and the tail shaft seal was replaced.

- Eustis, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 032003

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes failed to stop vehicle, which resulted in an accident.

- Wilmer, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 192002

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

The vehicles' ABS brakes stays engaged, which causes the brakes pad and rotors to wear excessively. The dealership has replace part 5 times.

- Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 062002

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer states that when trying to apply the brakes the brake pedal will go to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Lincoln, MA, USA

problem #3

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Front brakes.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Brakes--premature failure. 6 sets of brakes used in 60000 miles.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 161997

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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