definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,750 miles

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problem #4

Jul 282005

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I took my 2000 Suburban to the garage before leaving on vacation in June of 2004 both back rotors needed replaced. Both were so rusted they couldn't be machined. They had to be replaced. Then in July of 2005 before going on vacation both front rotors were rusted. They must be replaced also. Because of the rotors being so rusted it caused the back brakes to become worn out and now they need to be replaced also. You spend over $35,000 dollars on a vehicle so you can be safe and have a safe vacation and before you leave it costs you hundreds of dollars. You would think that for the price you spend on these vehicles, that the company could at least use metal that would not rust and fall apart within 50,000 miles.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

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 #1

Jan 082001

Suburban 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 50 mph and stepping on brake pedal at a stop sign, but vehicle stopped in middle of intersection. Had to be repaired. The brakes made metal to metal sound. Repair was done three times. During the last failure, the dealer replaced four rotors that were over glazed due to over heating.

- San Diego, CA, USA