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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 GMC Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042002

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles


The ABS brakes on my 1998 GMC Suburban come when I come to a stop. (all of the time) I also know of 4 other 98 GM trucks that this happen to. Plus all of the dealers I have contacted are well aware of this problem that costs about $700 to fix. I feel this is a saftey issue as well as a defect. I know of one small accident due to this problem because your stopping distance is now increased.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 191999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Several times when I or my husband have hit the brakes, they lock and instead of stopping the car, it continues to slide. I reported this to the technician at silveira Pontiac after the first accident in 1998. He told me that was the nature of ABS brakes, I had a van before my Suburban thjat had ABS brakes and I /we never experienced this problem. In Feb. 1999 we had the brakes redone at marin-Pontiac-Buick-GMC and we were hoping the problem was corrected: However it was not and it resulted in my having a second accident.( dot number: Unknown tire size: 2457512R16 )

- Greenbrae, CA, USA

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