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Average Mileage:
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1996 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 031999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles


The battery leaked/sprayed acid onto the engine and right front side components of the Suburban. The air bag sensor had to be replaced, but the rest of the components were just cleaned off (this included brake hydraulic cables and lines, brakes, air conditioning hoses, radiator, etc.). the dealer/manufacturer said they don't cover the battery because it is not made by them althought I think the company is owned by them. We had to buy a new battery and pay for all the damage to the car and still don't know what the long term affects of this corrosive acid will be. It left a huge orange puddle in our garage floor which we can't get rid of. We took video and pictures of the damage to the car, battery and garage. The cracked front transaxle casing was only diagnosed after they had replaced the seal on the front axle twice since it was always leaking fluid. The rear differential had the seal replaced 2 or 3 times but it still leaks. The fuel pumped failed on our car leaving us stranded. We were told that the truck needs to keep a 1/4 tank of gas at all times in the tank so that this does not happen. The air conditioner has never really worked well on this model, it appears that it is undersized to handle the thermal load. We also had to have the spot welds on the door jams filed because many sharp burrs existed which were a safety hazard.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 231998


  • miles
When brakes are applied hard, vehicle would jerk to left & pull off the road. Had taken vehicle to mechanic & had numerous work done on brakes. Finally discovered that the brake hoses are collapsing & needed repair.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 181997

(reported on)


  • 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

problem #1

Aug 291996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: When driving in wet weather and applying the brakes, foot is still on pedal, the brakes engange, disengage, and then engage again while foot is still on pedal. Brakes has been serviced at least six times, replacing calipers, disc, hoses and all parts of the brake system and the problem still exists. The problem occurs mostly in rainy and cold weather or just rain alone.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

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