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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,400 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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2005 Chevrolet Suburban brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 122010


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the ABS brakes and the stabilitrak were out of order until the ABS control module part becomes available. Part#15234605 has been on back order for over three weeks and each week the dealer added two additional weeks as the availability date. The GM manufacturer was contacted and stated that there was nothing they could do. The contact filed a claim with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Denmark, WI, USA

problem #4

Jul 052005

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated that the 2005 Chevrolet Suburban has no quick exit from the third seat and the tailgate. It takes too much force to open from the inside. The vehicle is so long the side view mirrors do not show the road very well even after adjustments are made. The brakes on the vehicle take too much force to stop the vehicle in an emergency. Lastly, the pickup on the transmission is sluggish which is a concern in emergency conditions when accelerating from a stopped position. The contact spoke with the dealer, and was referred to the manufacturer because all issues are with the design of the vehicle.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 042005


  • miles
General Motors recently announced an SUV/truck recall for defective and unsafe anti-lock brake systems. The recall went into effect in 14 cold-weather states and Canada...but it excluded Wisconsin!!!! it did so because GM said it didn't have enough complaints from Wisconsin. That's ludicrous! many here had the same problems as in Iowa, Michigan, and all the rest. I experienced the problem, took my 2001 Suburban to my GM dealer for repairs, and was told I'd be reimbursed subject to the recall. Then the Wisconsin exclusion was announced. Many people here will be operating unsafe vehicles...and that's not right! please help. Mark & sharon leider.

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 012005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The antilock brakes come on at low speed, which is startling and increases stopping distance. This defect is acknowleged by General Motors, though they refuse to issue a recall. They tell me to pay for it myself. I am afraid that this defect will cause an accident.

- Attica, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 152005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
2001 Chevrolet Suburban K-1500 4WD; was driving at low speed ~10-15 mph and applied brakes hard with sudden and unexpecte loss of brakes resulting in mva and damage to three vehicles, including my own

- Houston, TX, USA

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