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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,775 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.

2004 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Dec 252004

Suburban 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While applying the brake pedal, the vehicle failed to stop completely. The consumer drove to the dealer for an inspection. The cause has not been determined at this time.

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,800 miles
After taking 90-degree right turn from street into parking lot the ability to steer and brake 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was lost, although forward motion was still possible (I.e. the vehicle did not stall). After restarting vehicle forward motion was possible but steering and braking were still not working. Upon a second restart steering and braking were restored, although some lights on the instrument panel flickered. The vehicle was towed to appleway Chevrolet in spokane, wa. The service department at the dealership initially indicated there was no problem with the vehicle because they could not reproduce the defective behavior. Subsequently, the service department was instructed to keep the vehicle until the problem is identified and resolved.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082004

(reported on)


  • miles
Brakes failed when applied at low speed with plenty of room to spare which resulted in a collision. Consumer made a search in the internet and found a similar complaint (ODI: 10056005).

- Miami, FL, USA

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