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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,667 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 #3

Sep 082010


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact was driving approximately 5 mph when the brakes locked and the vehicle would only accelerate at a very low speed. The contact continued to drive at a low speed until she heard a loud bang and the vehicle suddenly began to pick up speed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired nor was the vehicle inspected for the failure. On a later date while driving 45 mph, she applied pressure to the brake pedal and the pedal abnormally depressed into the floorboard. The brakes did not respond and the contact shifted the vehicle into neutral and coasted to a stop. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the brake discs had failed. The vehicle was repaired. She also stated that the speedometer was inoperable. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was unknown.

- Sharon, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 242010


  • 140,000 miles
One week ago I was driving to my back about 6 to 7 miles and my brakes went out. I was so scared I almost died it was a heavy traffic area. This time it was my front rotor cracked right in half. I see a big problem with this especially when the car is only 5 years old. I have asked around and nobody has ever seen or heard of such a thing. This is crazy and I take my kids in this car.

- Sharon, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • 36,000 miles
The traction control activates itself on my vehicle even when on dry pavement with very conservative driving. When turning or entering out into traffic suddenly the system will engage and power down the vehicle to a creep. It then re-sets itself after 2-5 seconds. However, while engaged I am rendered helpless and a sitting duck to the upcoming traffic. I have been told that when it becomes more frequent (hopefully my family and I won't be killed before then) that it might show a code so that they will know what to do. In the mean time I am told they have no idea. (2005 Suburban 1500 lt autoride).

- Marshfield, WI, USA

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