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10.0

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

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 132001

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 50 mph applied the brakes and pedal felt hard, and there was no braking action. No accident. Dealer said brake booster had failed, and needed to be replaced.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Dec 031996

Suburban

  • miles
When applying the brakes, the pedal went to the floor, after pumping the brake pedal, the truck finally came to a rest against a parking stump. This was due to a collapsed vacuum in the brake booster. The power brake booster was replaced at this time. The power brake booster was also replaced on 10/16/97, for the same reason with 28,000 miles.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

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