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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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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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1996 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #13

Sep 011999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Brookline, MA, USA

problem #12

Jan 182001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Consumer experienced left rotar failure, on another occasion consumer stated that while attempting to brake to avoid being cut off by another motorist, the center hub separated from the rotor of the right front wheel causing the car to be thrown into the medial strip.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 182001

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Consumer experienced left rotar failure, on another occasion consumer stated that while attempting to brake to avoid being cut off by another motorist, the center hub separated from the rotor of the right front wheel causing the car to be thrown into the medial strip.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 272001

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles

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

Front brake got hot, smoked, and squealed. Have had this problem back to Chevrolet dealer (frye Chevrolet, augusta, Kansas) 4 different time in the last 5000 miles. Still gets hot and squeals. They cannot (or will not) repair?

- Andover, KS, USA

problem #9

Jun 011999

Suburban

  • miles
Premature brake wear and left front pulling.

- Galt, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 011998

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has replaced brakes 5 times; 2 sets of rotors & replaced drums 1 time. Dealer said that vehicle was heavy, and it was going to go through brakes. They have tried to put different pads on, but nothing worked. Pinion seal was leaking and the vehicle makes noise while turning. Wipers malfunction due to wiper module failure. There is a whine in the front part of the engine due to alternator failure.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 191997

Suburban

  • miles

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

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 #6

Jun 231998

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer experiencing excessive wear of the brake pads and shoes and rotors. Also when pads and shoes/rotors need replacing, the vehicle becomes very difficult to stop. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has replaced parts.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #5

May 011998

Suburban

  • miles
Premature wear of front brake pads/rotors.

- Zolfo Spri, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 021998

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer experiencing excessive wear of the front brake pads and shoes and rotors.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 181997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

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

problem #2

Oct 231997

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes, vehicle has an extended stopping distance when brakes are applied. Owner notes that pads/rotors/drums replaced, but problem remains.

- Medinah, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 251996

Suburban

  • miles
Failure of the front brakes, the vehicle was in motion and the front brakes smoked.

- St. Igmatius, MT, USA

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