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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,250 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.

2002 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,500 miles


My 2002 Chevrolet Suburban left me and my three children stranded on the side of the highway. After driving while my ABS light came on, the car started pulling hard to the left and decelerated in speed. Fortunately I was able to pull over to shoulder and get out. When I looked at my tire, I saw a small fire inside the tire. My car was towed 55 miles to nearest Chevrolet dealer. I had my left front brake caliper, hub, rotor, brake hose, brake pads and resurfaced rotors. A new left front tire and $2,700 my car was able to be driven again. All the technicians that saw my car were amazed that I didn't lose the tire. They were amazed to see it hanging on by a thread. I understand that GM has several problems with their brake calipers and hub. I do not trust the right side so I am replacing that caliper as well. I do not want this to happen to anyone, especially a mom driving on a trip with her young children in the car. This is a default in he car and its brakes and I would like to have this investigated. My car had 85,500 at the time this occurred.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 032005

Suburban 88-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
2002 Suburban wheel speed sensor fault.

- Lawton, OK, USA

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