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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,200 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.

2001 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 042005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,800 miles

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

While slowing down the ABS brakes do not hold. The vehicle will not stop even if pumping the brakes. This happens when going 10 mph or slower. No ABS warning light comes on. The consume R found out that the same vehicle was being recalled in Canada for the same problem. Dealer asked him about the ABS light coming on, and told him to bring vehicle in next week. He contacted the manufacturer and filed a complaint. Rotors and pads were replaced 8 months ago. The caller thought the dealer should have checked the ABS system when replacing the rotors and pads. He has had only one close call, and was very careful when he driving. The caller stated that T every third time he hit the brakes they failed.

- East China, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 012004

Suburban

  • miles
Fuel leaked from the tank after the consumer put gas into the vehicle. The differential broke which caused a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken in for service and found that the elevtrical wires around the neck of the tank were melted and the tank had to be replaced. Consumer stated that the short in the electrical lines could have cause a fire. On a road trip the vehicles right rear break started grinding into the pads.

- Toccoa, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Suburban w/40,000K vehicle has excessive rear brake pad wear out ( 3 set rear brake pads). (0 front wear out) no assistance or remidy supplied by General Motors. Currenty unable to get several other Suburban to pass inspection in N.J. due to excessive rear brake pressure. I have also found this problem with K1500 series Chevy trucks also w/ high amount of rear brake pad wear out.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

Suburban

  • 31,000 miles
The rear brake pads experienced premature wear.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

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