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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,967 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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2003 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 022012

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal was abnormally depressed into the floor board. The contact stopped the vehicle on the shoulder and after inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. There was corrosion on the brake lines as well. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic. There was an investigation under NHTSA action number: EA11001 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) that could possibly have been related to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 8/31/12 updated 09/10/12.

- Bellevue, MI, USA

problem #2

May 162011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that both brake lines were covered with rust and were also leaking. The service brake light illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer and manufacturer told the contact that he had to purchase after market parts. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 71,000. Updated 07/08/11 the consumer stated none of the auto parts store have the parts for his vehicle. Updated 11/23/11

- Toms Brook, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062010

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 38,900 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact was driving 5 mph when he applied the brakes and they did not respond. The contact had to engage the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the mechanic advised him that the metal brake line was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 38,900.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

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