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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 3 of 5)

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problem #50

Apr 301998

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti lock brakes pull when engaging, pads replaced, however still experience pulling.

- Carrabelle, FL, USA

problem #49

May 011998

Suburban

  • miles
Brakes need to be replaced every 23000-25000 miles.

- Zolfo Spri, FL, USA

problem #48

Apr 101998

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes experience extended stopping distance.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #47

Dec 191997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti lock brakes fail intermittently, pedal to the floor.

- Wheat Ridg, CO, USA

problem #46

Apr 011997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes continue to lock up after repairs made.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #45

May 211997

Suburban 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes do not stop vehicle properly, extended stopping distance.

- Chester, NJ, USA

problem #44

Nov 041997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti-lock brakes failed three times, once resulting in an accident.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #43

May 061997

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle suffers from noticeable vibration which appears to be the result of a design flaw. Dealer also replaced front/rear ABS brakes/tires/driveshaft and rear axle.

- Andrews, NC, USA

problem #42

Sep 221997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: July 22, on freeway 66mph traffic stopping, applied brakes vehicle came to stop barely on some one's bumper. October 29, at mcdonald's pulled up to window, brakes didn't work, scraped side of wall with front grill guard. Stopped put in park, put parking brakes on, got home/called dealer. Took vehicle in, and they tested it and said rear drums were broken.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #41

Dec 161997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at 50 mph or less, the ABS brakes will grab and pull and lock up in wet conditions.this is an intermittent problem. Therefore, dealer cannot duplicate probelm. Dealer has replaced both calipers in the front. Consumer states vehicle pulls to the left while braking, problem can be helped by turning off ignition and restarting motor.

- Fredericksburg, TX, USA

problem #40

Dec 151997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

ABS brakes, when applying the brakes in normal conditions, the vehicle made a grinding noise and pedal went the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer replaced brakes and turned rotors.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #39

Nov 281997

Suburban

  • miles
The defective ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing the brake pedal to go to the floor, and caused extended stopping distance, resulting in an accident. No prior problems.

- Moon Township, PA, USA

problem #38

Dec 041997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
The rear brakes lock up on wet pavements and in colder than normal weather conditions, causing the vehicle to go into a slide. The dealer has been notified.

- Hurley, WI, USA

problem #37

Jul 151996

Suburban

  • miles
While driving at any speed & the brakes (ABS) are applied, the vehicle would go left or right. If weather is wet/slippery, vehicle would spin sideways after brakes applied. Took to dealer & dealer agreed that a problem exists with brakes..

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #36

Oct 011996

Suburban

  • miles
Upon making a gradual or sudden stop and upon depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle pulls to the left and right. Also, the vehicle is not tracking, causing increased amount of stopping distance.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #35

Oct 231997

Suburban

  • miles
Driving at approximately 10-15 mph, pushed brakes, went to floor. No brakesand lost all steering. Dealer said hydraulic unit went out which controlled ABS and power steering. This defect can result in an accident.

- Mt Holly, NH, USA

problem #34

Nov 211997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
When the brakes are applied driver experiences extended stopping distance. The dealer has been notified.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #33

Oct 241997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The defective braking system malfunctioned, causing the brake pedalto fade and extended stopping distance. Dealer replaced brake master cylinder. Dealer cannot determine problem. Consumer states ABS kicks in before it should and that the brake pedal feels mushy, dealer replaced booster assembly and found air in system on one occasion causing pedal to be hard. Wiper blades replaced.

- Houghton Lake, MI, USA

problem #32

Apr 171997

Suburban

  • miles
Grinding noise develops in braking system. This is an inherent problem. Dealer's comments: System malfunctioned (two replacements).

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #31

Nov 181997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer states that when the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance, causing the vehicle to collide into another. The vehicle was at the dealer a few days prior to the collision. The dealer informed the owner that the vehicle was in normal operation. Owner has had brake lines/calipers/rotors and pads put on the front of the vehicle prior to collision.

- Dayton, IN, USA

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