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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,250 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.

1998 GMC Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012003


  • miles


Consumer request for reimbursement of repairs on GMC 1998 Suburban. The consumer learned of a recall regarding the rotors, however the dealer informed the consumer the recall was only for C type trucks not K and the only difference being a C is a two wheel drive and the K type is four-wheel drive.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 012004

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
While applying the brake pedal the brakes failed. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Consumer inspected the vehicle and noticed that the rotors needed to be replaced due to corrosion. This information was provided helen's boy friend erick wunk. Front passenger brake rotor separated from lug bolt hub. Drivers side rotter also ready to separate. GMC recalled this part but not for the serial number of the consumers vehicle. Consumer replaced parts at his own expense. Consumer states that if this incident happened while driving at a high rate of speed he would have loss control of the vehicle.

- Batavia, NY, USA

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