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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,829 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #70

Jul 021999

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS brakes experience lock up on wet and dry pavement once resuling in a minor rear end accident. Nlm

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #69

Nov 011998

Suburban

  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they freeze up. Brake pedal is barely touched and brakes lock instantly causing occupants to jolt forward. A vehicle close behind may not have time to stop to crash. ABS is working intermittently.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #68

Oct 121996

Suburban

  • miles
Windshield wipers are working intermittently. Also, when applying the brakes th are grabbing. ABS system is kicking in, and kicking the consumer's foot off the pedal engine check light keep coming on. Transmission is jerking, and vehicle is idling real fast.

- Montgomery, WV, USA

problem #67

Aug 251999

Suburban

  • miles

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

While traveling at a speed of 60 mph and attempting to apply the brakes, car went out of control.dealer fixed the car at owner's expense.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #66

Apr 141999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Poor brake performance/pad performance

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #65

Aug 021999

Suburban

  • miles
When the brakes were applied under normal stopping conditions the pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Krum, TX, USA

problem #64

Apr 191996

Suburban

  • miles

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

ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing vehicle to pull to the left, and extended stopping distance.

- S Orleans, MA, USA

problem #63

Jan 011999

Suburban

  • miles
On-going / intermittent problem with brake system would lock up when ever vehicle comes to a slow speed / to a complete stop. Dealer / mfr. Notified. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter or provide additional information.

- Bellaire, TX, USA

problem #62

May 261999

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
I had antilock/brake problems with a 95, and Chevrolet refused to let me trade the new car. Bought another 96 and continue to have brake problems.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #61

Nov 011997

Suburban

  • miles
ABS brakes failed, vehicle lost control, resulting in a collision. No deployment of driver's air bag upon impact.

- Terry, MS, USA

problem #60

Oct 171996

Suburban

  • miles

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

Consumer was sitting at a light when another vehicle hit consumer's vehicle from the back, pushing consumer's vehicle 100 feet, and the brakes failed to stop vehicle.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #59

Dec 141998

Suburban

  • miles
First set of front disc pads replaced on 1/20/98 (29362 miles on odometer). Grinding noise on braking noted in 12/98. Inspection on 12/14/98 by GMC dealer found need to replace front pads due to wear (40610 miles on odometer). Problem is excessive and rapid brake wear. We do not ride the brakes. Pads subsequent replaced by non-GMC dealership.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #58

Oct 201997

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon applying force to the brake pedal to make a sudden stop on wet pavement the pedal traveled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance. Also, the anti- lock brakes locked up, resulting in the vehicle skidding. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has also replaced master cylinder.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #57

Nov 191996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes sometimes pull to the left, right, and sometimes work okay. Replaced two times. Dealer states pulling a trailer wears the brakes out. Brake shoes have to be replaced every 20,000 miles. Problem cannot be duplicated, problem still exists.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #56

Nov 091998

Suburban

  • miles
Consumner was driving approximately 10-15mph when he atempted to make a sudden stop, the brake pedal went to the floor and vehicle never stopped. Consumer rear ended another vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #55

Nov 121998

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal goes to the floor and vehicle does not stop. Vehicle rear ended another vehicle. Dealer can't find the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #54

Aug 181998

Suburban

  • miles
Intermittently when the brakes were applied the pedal became hard or went to the floor, ,resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has replaced the vacuum booster. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #53

Sep 011997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes failed almost resulting in a vehicle collision.

- Marina, CA, USA

problem #52

Jun 191997

Suburban

  • miles
EA95-026; when traveling at any speed and attempting to make a gradual stop, upon depressing the brake pedal, the pedal traveled to the floorboard, resulting in the consumer going through an intersection. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Dealer has replaced various parts, such as shoes/rotors. Problem still occurs. Repair invoices available.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #51

May 231998

Suburban

  • miles
The braking system malfunctioned, causing vibrations and squealing and extended stopping distance. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Royse City, TX, USA

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