definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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problem #4

Jul 312005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Hard stopping on my 2000 Suburban 2500 4X4, felt like you were not going to get stopped, there was a very soft brake pedal and normal stopping distance was increased dramatically. Inspecting the brakes & rotors revealed extreme rust on inside of rotor and only a fraction of the brake pad was contacting the rotor. I replaced all 4 rotors & brake pads which corrected the problem. I still have all of the defective parts.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 202003

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2000 chev Suburban parking brakes lost effectiveness about 40000 miles. At 79550 miles all pads, rotors and parking brake linings were replaced. Very similar to many other complaints to NHTSA. One side lining was good, the other gone. One rear rotor could have been resurfaces, the other very bad. Good life for service brakes. Very poor life for seldom used parking brakes.

- Frostproof, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 052004

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Within 55,000 miles the rear brake pads have worn out twice. The front pads, which should wear more quickly, show little wear and are still the factory original. This causes reduced braking.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 052003

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
I am the original owner of a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban purchased from mac haik Chevrolet in houston. I have complained about the inability of the parking brake to hold the vehicle in my driveway, and have had the rear pads/shoes replaced and the brakes adjusted more than once. Each repair seems to last a few thousand miles so I gave up returning to the dealer for repair. However, I have been informed that the vehicle will not pass a safety inspection required in Texas and do not feel that I should have to pay to have this repaired now that I have learned that there is a tsb that addresses this concern (02-05-26-002A-(01/28/2003). I am requesting that this issue be researched more thoroughly. If more drivers actually used their parking brakes on a regular basis this would be more commonly reported.

- Cypress, TX, USA