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1997 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 082004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The brakes vibrate excessively and hesitate when they are applied, making it difficult to stop vehicle. Manufacturer was contacted by owner.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 151997


  • miles
Emergency brake cable engaged by itself sporadically. Also excessive wear of brake pads, 3 sets of pads wore out from 8,000 miles to 48,000 miles of wear/ rotors were replaced due to defective hub. Also, 2 brake sensors and 2 sets of brake calipers were replaced. Dealer notified, and most repairs and labor was done under warranty, other repairs were done at consumer's cost.

- Leonard, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • miles
Power steering keeps fluctuating between feeling tight and sloppy. At certain points the steering wheel seems to be pulled from my grasp, and oversteering occurs. Steering also sometimes makes a moaning noise. Also, brakes need to be replaced every 20,000 miles. Last time I had brakes replaced at dealer, I had to return 5 times to have them corrected. I was told shims broke off the front pads and were binding. All I know is that I could see the rotors glowing blue and the brakes smelled like they were burning, they were also making a horrible grinding noise when they were warm.

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

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