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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,802 miles

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1999 GMC Suburban brakes problems

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1999 GMC Suburban Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #91

Feb 262009

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. While driving approximately 5 mph on normal road conditions, the antilock brake system engaged without assistance. The failure occurred sporadically. In addition, the stopping distance would increase during braking. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and they stated that the ABS sensor failed. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock), although the failures were identical. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 95,000. Updated 04/15/09. Updated 04/16/09.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #90

Jan 012009

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,070 miles
The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. The contact experienced ABS failure while driving 10 mph. He stated that the ABS activates even when the road conditions are not slippery due to rain or ice. The ABS engages itself whenever the vehicle is coming to a stop on dry pavement, which increases the stopping distance. He has not taken the vehicle to be inspected; however, he called the manufacturer and was informed that there was a recall that did not include his vehicle. The NHTSA campaign id number was not located in the NHTSA database. The vehicle has not yet been repaired and the contact believes that it should be included in the GMC issued recall. The current and failure mileages were 15,070. Updated 02/24/09. Updated 02/24/09.

- Eastlake, OH, USA

problem #89

Dec 012007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,500 miles
The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. While driving 1-5 mph, the ABS activated without cause or warning when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, the stopping distance increased. On another occasion, while driving 2 mph, the contact's wife depressed the brake pedal and the ABS activated without warning and crashed into another vehicle. As of December 17, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock). The failure mileage was 92,500 and current mileage was 93,000. Updated 03/14/08. There was damage to either vehicle, no information was exchanged.

- Skillman, NJ, USA

problem #88

Aug 012006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. The contact stated that the antilock brakes would engage during speeds under 5 mph and a buzzing noise could be heard. A local mechanic removed and cleaned the wheel speed sensor. The contacted stated that there was a recall for the antilock brakes, however, the manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 111,000 and failure mileage was 95,000.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #87

Mar 012005

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. While driving 10 mph, the contact heard a loud noise when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure made it difficult to stop the vehicle. The road conditions were clear. The dealer stated that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The repair was performed and no other failures have occurred. The current mileage is 100,100 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 06/08/07.

- Highland Mills, NY, USA

problem #86

Feb 112007

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 GMC Suburban. The anti-lock brakes activate when attempting to apply the brakes and stop the vehicle. The vehicle was brought to a mechanic, who replaced the front hub bearings. This vehicle was excluded from recall # 05V379000. The current mileage is 85,000, and failure mileage was 83,000.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #85

Dec 122006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

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

: the contact stated when the brake pedal was depressed during a low-speed braking situation, there was a vibration in the pedal which felt as if the ABS had activated. After this incident there was an increased the stopping distance of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where it was determined that the ABS sensor was rusted. There was a NHTSA recall # 05V379000, which pertained to the hydraulic antilock brakes. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #84

Oct 172006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,386 miles
: the contact stated at low speeds when depressing the brake pedal, the ABS engaged. There was a NHTSA recall, # 05V37900, regarding the antilock. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #83

Sep 222006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 5 mph, the ABS activated. There was a NHTSA recall, #05V379000 regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #82

Sep 052006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
: updated 10/17/2006 - the vehicle wheel sensor failed due to corrosion on the ABS sensors. This caused the ABS to active while braking at low speeds, less than 5 mph. The vehicle would travel 5-20 feet before coning to a complete stop. This is caused when the wheel sensors lose output voltage on one or more wheels which tells the controller that the wheel is locked up and releases brake pressure so it wont continue to skid. This failure has caused the consumer to hit his garage door while pulling into his driveway. The consumer has pulled the fuse on the ABS system.

- Fairfax, VT, USA

problem #81

Apr 102006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving at 5 mph the ABS sensors cause an increased stopping distance. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: Anti-lock. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #80

Nov 011999

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
: the contact stated while braking at slower speeds the ABS on the vehicle activated. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000 regarding the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the year of the vehicle and the state is not included. The repairs have been made and the manufacturer has been alerted.

- Paris, KY, USA

problem #79

Dec 282004

Suburban 4WD

  • 131,849 miles
1999 Suburban right front rotor was replaced when rotor body separated from hub. ABS has premature actuation. The consumer stated he was experiencing the same ABS problems as stated in the recall, however the vehicle identification number fell outside of parameters of the recall.

- Charlevoix, MI, USA

problem #78

Feb 172006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated since purchase the front brakes failed intermittently. The vehicle required an excessive stopping distance when the brakes are damp or in the morning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership on the day of purchase, but the dealership could not determine a problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealership again, 3 years later, and there was no problem found. The front brake pads were replaced and the rotors were turned for regular maintenance. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 3/9/2006 -

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #77

Jan 252006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,644 miles
: the contact stated the antilock brakes engage at 6 mph. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The repairs have been made and the problem has not reoccurred.

- Harrison, MI, USA

problem #76

Dec 222005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,700 miles
: the contact stated while driving 15 mph the anti-lock brakes failed without warning. This occurred during normal braking on dry roads. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The dealership cleaned the speed sensors, which remedied the problem. The manufacturer was notified. The speed sensor was corroded. Updated 03/17/06.

- Delafield, WI, USA

problem #75

Nov 102005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,850 miles
1999 GMC surburban VIN [xxx] I have the know problem of anti-lock brakes being activated at low speed. I live in Virginia, 5 miles from Maryland and 10 miles from Washington DC which are covered by a recall. I want my vehicle covered by the recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #74

Nov 052005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact statedthere is NHTSA recall campaign 05V379000 regarding the hydraulic antilock brakes. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the year of the vehicle.

- Parma , OH, USA

problem #73

Dec 142005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at slow speeds the antilock brakes engaged, results in extended stopping distance. Also, the vehicle jerked when the antilock brakes engaged. Updated 1/25/2006 - the consumer contacted the manufacturer who claimed that the consumer vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #72

Nov 102005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles may experience unwanted antilock brake system (ABS) activation. This condition is more likely to occur in environmentally corrosive areas. This can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed brake applications, which could result in a crash.

- Princeton Jct, NJ, USA

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