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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 #11

Mar 272002

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

While applying the brakes during inclement weather (snow, rain) the brakes fail to stop the vehicle and the pedal pulsates, the consumer can also hear a metallic grinding noise, the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the pads and rotors were replaced yet the problem still exist. Nlm

- Wellsville, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 022001

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake do not work

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #9

Jun 292000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Poor brake performance, pedal goes to floor and do not really make a good effort to stop

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #8

May 152000

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

Front and rear brakes failed.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 301999

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
The Suburban has had numerous brake problems since new, has had three brake jobs and most recently replaced the hydraulic booster assembly. Poor dealer response.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #6

Oct 271997

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes and master cylinder failed on several occasions.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 141997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles

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

Brakes failed.

- Harbor, OR, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Dec 101996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #2

May 091997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle applied the brakes and the brakes locked up, causing the vehicle to run onto the railroad track. Both front tires blew out.

- Santa Ana , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 021997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature brake wear.

- Alvin, TX, USA

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