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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
235,000 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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1997 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 022018

Suburban

  • 350,000 miles

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

Anti-lock systems overrides at low speed on dry pavement increasing stopping distances.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 152008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Brake failure due to rusted brake lines on 2 separate occasions. Around March 2008 I was traveling on the southern state parkway in long island, NY when I depressed the brake pedal and it went to the floor and a large cloud of smoke came out of the engine compartment which was caused by brake fluid hitting the hot exhaust manifold. The brake line had rusted through and caused a hole in the line which caused the brakes to fail. Only that particular line was replaced due to the high cost of replacing all lines from front to back. Today August 6, 2012 I was leaving my house when I depressed the brake pedal and once again it went to the floor and a large cloud of smoke came out due to the brake fluid hitting the hot exhaust manifold. Upon inspection I found another brake line that had rusted through and caused a hole in the line which caused the brakes to fail. At the time of the second incident the truck had 141,000 miles on it.

- Satsuma, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 152012

Suburban

  • 223,000 miles
December 2009, replaced ruptured brake lines above the rear differential. Severely rusted. July 15, 2012, ruptured brake line by the driver side floor board and fire wall. Severely rusted. Fuel lines under the vehicle is also severely rusted. Leak can cause fire. Brake failure occurred during driving on road.

- Colts Neck, NJ, USA

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