really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
146,293 miles

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problem #4

Aug 082012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 180,118 miles
Was slowing down for a light at an intersection. Was traveling around 15 mph when I started to brake then the pedal "popped" and went to the floor. It did come to a stop about 20 feet into the intersection, lucky for the 7 passengers that where with me no one was coming through the intersection. I cannot believe that my break lines are in this condition at this age. I owned a 78 Chevy for about 12 years, the brake lines looked as good as new the day I sold it. Looking for a garage that can replace all the lines with non-GM parts. Unlike GM I value the life of my family. GM just lost another customer.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #3

May 302012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 149,700 miles
My husband was backing our Suburban down the driveway (a hill) when he completely lost braking. Pedal went to the floor and vehicle wasn't slowing. Emergency brake was ineffective. He turned into a bush at the bottom of the hill and ran it over, and that plus level road slowed him enough that he was able to stop and drive back up the driveway. There is a trail of brake fluid all the way up on the left side. Front brake lines were replaced 2-1/2 years ago due to corrosion.

- Crozet, VA, USA

problem #2

May 292012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 186,000 miles
The brake line on the driver side has corroded and caused a loss of brake fluid. As a result, the vehicle has lost significant braking ability. Upon examination of the other lines, it is apparent that corrosion has affected all visible brake lines. The metal has begun to flake off on all the lines due to corrosion. There is a visible leak in the brake line, below the driver side passenger door. The vehicle is not drivable in this condition.

- Millersville, MD, USA

problem #1

May 172012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 74,480 miles
I was traveling at 40 mph when traffic stopped ahead. Applied brakes but brake pedal depressed to the floor with only very minor braking. Avoided accident by using emergency brake and swerving on to the right shoulder. There was no warning on the instrument panel of low brake fluid, lack of braking capacity or any other pending brake malfunction. After getting vehicle safely home a visual inspection revealed a major loss of brake fluid from the master cylinder and brake fluid leaking from above the vehicle frame, below the drivers side floor board. Major corrosion has occurred in the vicinity of the leak. Although this is a 2000 vehicle, it only has 74,480 mile of use. An internet search reveals that an NHTSA action number : EA11001 has been established for similar complaints.

- Altamont, NY, USA