10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,829 miles

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problem #30

Nov 071997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
While driving the vehicle consumer tried to make a sudden stop. Pressed the brake pedal to the floorboard vehicle continued to still travel. Consumer has to press the brake pedal again to come to a stop.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #29

Nov 071997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Consumer states while driving the vehicle tried to make a sudden stop. Pressed the brake pedal to the floorboard, the vehicle continued to still travel. Consumer depressed the pedal again the vehicle stopped.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #28

Nov 061997

Suburban

  • miles
While driving vehicle the consumer said that the brakes started smoking and smelled like burning, and pedal went all way to the floor. It feels like there are no brakes on the vehicle, the vehicle doesn't stop on time, and keeps rolling for a few more feet.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 061996

Suburban

  • miles
Front passenger's side ABS system failure; tires completely flattened ( six months ; 4 sets) due to system design.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #26

Aug 161997

Suburban

  • miles
In low speeds the defective ABS braking system malfunctioned when applying the brake pedal to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Palm City, FL, USA

problem #25

Nov 031997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
Went to apply the brakes; pedal felt hard; did not go to floor. Vehicle was able to stop, but not for awhile. Its a very intermittent problem. Took to dealer for repairs of brakes.

- Palm Harbour, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 231997

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Non- completion of stop due to pedal drifting to floor. Driver went through stop sign, resulting in poor brake effectiveness. This occurs mosty in inclement weather.

- Parkville, MO, USA

problem #23

Oct 101997

Suburban

  • miles
While applying the brakes on the vehicle, the ABS brakes were subjected to an intermittent braking failure. This would cause the vehicle to stop for an extended distance.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #22

Oct 231997

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes, vehicle has an extended stopping distance when brakes are applied. Owner notes that pads/rotors/drums replaced, but problem remains.

- Medinah, IL, USA

problem #21

Oct 231997

(reported on)

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling in wet weather conditions and upon depressing the brake pedal, consumer noticed pulsation in the brake pedal, resulting in brakes fading away, causing extended stopping distance, consumer has contacted the dealer.

- North Quincy, MA, USA

problem #20

Oct 131997

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving the vehicle and coming to an intersection, applied foot to the brake pedal and the vehicle just went straight through the intersection and had to coast to a stop.

- California, MO, USA

problem #19

Aug 081997

Suburban

  • miles
Brakes were squeaking and grinding, and consumer had to have the front brakes and the rotors replaced at 40K miles. The dealer has been notified.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #18

Sep 111997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS system is not working properly.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 301997

Suburban

  • miles
ABS brakes failed, causing vehicle to pulsate/vibrate upon brake application. Also, replaced worn out pads.

- Zolfo Springs, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 291996

Suburban

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying anti lock brakes, vehicle wanders.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #15

Oct 161996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 291996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes: When driving in wet weather and applying the brakes, foot is still on pedal, the brakes engange, disengage, and then engage again while foot is still on pedal. Brakes has been serviced at least six times, replacing calipers, disc, hoses and all parts of the brake system and the problem still exists. The problem occurs mostly in rainy and cold weather or just rain alone.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #13

Oct 161996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed, causing accident.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #12

Oct 011996

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed twice.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 141997

(reported on)

Suburban

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes in any type of weather or speed, the brakes fail to stop the vehicle. Replaced brakes pads.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

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