really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,873 miles

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problem #22

Oct 262011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 136,654 miles
Upon stopping the Suburban, the anti-lock braking system kicked in at a low speed resulting in a accident and rear ending the car in front of us. I'm worried for my families safety with this Suburban. Updated 11/07/11

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #21

Sep 152007

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving various speeds in wet or slippery conditions, the brakes locked. While driving around a curve, all four wheels locked and the vehicle slid for 20 or 30 yards. The surface was wet and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a curb, which stopped the vehicle. The rear driver's side rim was cracked. The wheels unlocked after three to five seconds. The contact noticed that the wheels usually lock when the pavement is wet. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes: Hydraulic, antilock). The repair would cost $900. The current mileage was 134,000 and failure mileage was 117,000. Updated 04/23/08.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 072006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,700 miles
: the contact stated that while driving at 20 mph on dry roads, the ABS on the vehicle activated without warning which nearly caused a collision. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the ABS sensors on both front brakes were corroded. The sensors were cleaned and repaired. There is a NHTSA recall # 05V379000. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #19

Jun 052006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
: the contact stated the check engine, ABS, and emergency brake light illuminated. An NHTSA recall, # 05V379000 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the service brakes, hydraulic: Antilock however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair without charge under the recall.

- Yazoo City, MS, USA

problem #18

Feb 212006

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 10 mph or less the ABS activated. The independent repair shop determined the ABS sensor and hub needed to be replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 05V379000, regarding the ABS. The vehicle had the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 03/17/06

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #17

Nov 212005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states there is NHTSA recall campaign 05V379000 concerning anti lock brakes. This vehicle had the same problems as indicated in the recall, but was not included in the recall due to VIN. The contact repaired the vehicle at his own expense.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #16

Sep 232005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
2000 Chevy Suburban. Anti-lock brakes activating under dry normal conditions causing longer stopping distances. Investigated NHTSA website and found future recall notice relating to this condition. Presented vehicle to dealer to fix problem. Dealer performed recommended fix, but this did not remedy condition, in fact it may have exacerbated the problem. Dealers only recommended solution was to replace the front wheel hubs containing the anti-lock sensors at a cost of $850. Dealer indicated that it has had to replaced numerous hubs for the exact same problem on theses vehicles and that Chevy has not taken responsibility for any of these services under warranty or recall status.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #15

Jul 212005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,950 miles
ABS would improperly engage when apply brakes at speeds of 5-7 mph causing longer braking distances.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #14

Jul 152005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The consumer stated the ABS did work. On Friday 7-15-05 three deer ran out in front of her and she slammed on her brakes and the car skidded. This has happened in the past. The ABS kicks in when she comes to a stop. No lights come one. She did take it to a dealer and no codes displayed. The consumer saw on T.V. about a possible recall on the ABS. She noticed problems with the ABS when she bought the car but it has became progressively worse. It does not matter what speed she is going, it has happened when she was going 55, 35, 15 and other speeds. It occurs during normal braking and emergency braking. The pedal goes all the way to the floor.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #13

Apr 012005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
About on 4/1/05 there was a problem when driving at low speeds, brakes made a growling sound, and didn't grab. Extended stopping distance is required. Brakes have been inspected twice by Firestone and once by dealer. All tests showed no reason for problem. Upon reporting the problem to dealer, they reported they weren't aware of the problem.

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #12

May 072005

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Consumer states: The power steering and brakes went out immediately, not forewarned. It was raining. A new power steering pump was replaced as well as as the hydro-boost power brake booster and the serpentine belt had to be replaced.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #11

Oct 292004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,900 miles
Recently purchased this vehicle used. When stopping and approaching 5-10 mph the anti-lock braking activates and causes a "skid" even on dry pavement.

- Fairport Harbor, OH, USA

problem #10

Jan 012003

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The consumer stated when the brakes were applied, the ABS activated. The dealer found the left front speed sensor dropped out at 8 mph, the left front hub bearing was replaced. Also, the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard, the dealer found the air bag opened and ordered a driver side air bag.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #9

Aug 132003

(reported on)


  • 54,000 miles
Due to a malfunction within the ABS braking system, upon depressing the brake pedal, service brakes pulsated which caused extended stopping distances.

- Marietta, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that the ABS had to be replaced.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently brake pedal fails. Brake pedal didn't respond when applied to slow down or braking. Vehicle was going 25-35mph. Dealer was notified, and diagnostic reading couldn't determine the cause.

- Cornelius, OR, USA

problem #6

Feb 262002


  • miles
While driving on a bumpy road would apply the brakes, but they would not activate. Dealer was contacted.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 162002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, brakes completely failed, resulting in an accident. There were no vehicle warnings. Cause unknown. Seat belts did not restrain in accident.

- Live Oak, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012001


  • miles
While making a U-turn..the whole engine shut down..brakes. Lights. Steering. As if the car was turned off.not very safe at all

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 052001


  • miles
Applying brake on a rough surface causes brake pedal to go to floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer, and unable to locate problem.

- Walnut, CA, USA

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