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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,098 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.

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1998 GMC Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012003

Suburban

  • miles

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

Nar 04/28/2003. Mr the consumer experienced problems with his vehicle. The vehicle leaked oil, engine idled roughly, coolant system leaked, there was a problem with the dome light, steering, the rear axle, the left rear glass rattled, the air condition, battery, suspension were all inoperative. The fuel filter, mirror transmission seat, seat belts, wipers, alternator, brakes, fuel pump.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152003

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,393 miles
Rotors on 4WD sububan rusted out at the weld between the cast rim and the stamped steel interwheel. The stamped part has the lug holes, the cast rim is the what the brake pads grip.

- Laurel Springs, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 231998

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear brake drums failed on three occasions. The main brake seal failed once.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Newly purchased vehicle is experiencing the same major braking problems as the older model that was sold back to GMC because the problem could not be repaired.

- Unknown, UN, USA

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