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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,315 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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2001 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Dec 242012


  • 130,000 miles


Was driving vehicle on a 2 lane public road at approximately 35 mph when pedal suddenly became soft and required many actuation to stop. Vehicle was unable to stop in the anticipated distance and a collision with cross-traffic nearly occurred. On investigation, the master cylinder reservoir was empty and there was leaking from multiple brake lines from corrosion.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 142012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
ABS system activated and prevented the car from slowing down. Lifted my foot off the brake and tried again, it seemed to work. This has happened multiple times and ABS system activates incorrectly at about 5 miles per hour.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 052012


  • miles
Brake warning indicator light illuminated. Noticed fluid low. Checked and found leak in brake line due to corroded/rusted line.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Oct 232012


  • 148,000 miles
Pulling up to a stop sign I attempted to brake, but the brake pedal dropped to the floor and only offered a minuscule amount of stopping power, I limped 1.5 miles home using downshifting. Brake lines are completely rusted out and apparently burst, brake fluid container under hood was completely empty. I cant even think what would have happened if I had been on the highway and they failed.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 222012


  • 115,700 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that while performing routine maintenance on the vehicle, he attempted to engage the parking brake but the vehicle continued to move. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was confirmed that the emergency brake failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 115,700 and the current mileage was 115,736.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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