really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,699 miles

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problem #33

Mar 032014


  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Suburban. Consumer writes in regards to reimbursement for recall claim denied. The consumer stated he had the hub assemblies and sensors replaced by a certified mechanic due to the speed sensors being rusted. The consumer stated he had them replaced, for much less than the dealer would have charged.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #32

Mar 012012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Brake lines rusted and now leaking in front of and under the front driver side door where the brake lines start running down the frame rail of the truck body towards the ABS module. Last week the truck was fine, and I decided it would be a good time to bring it to my Chevy dealer to have any outstanding recall work done. They told me among other recall orders due on my truck, one in particular is to have a 2 ft stretch of one of the lines replaced, and they replaced it. Less than a week after getting the truck back I now have a leak coming from one or two of the other brake lines in that area where the work was just done last week. I have lots of questions. Nothing was leaking till the dealer touched it, so why am I left with a new problem that was dealer caused. Secondly, what's up with a recall that chooses to replace "one part" of 1 of 4 lines all running parallel, and all rusted to the same degree" thirdly, why is Chevy which has a "built like a rock" suggested reputation using brake lines that can so easily succumb to rust, there lots of other solutions for this auto maker. For instance during manufacture, installing stainless steel lines, copper lines or copper nickel alloy lines just to name a few, instead of using cheap steel lines, what gives"

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #31

Sep 142011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Rusted brake lines blown and gas line very rusted.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #30

Mar 192008

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
My rear brake lines rusted through, fortunately I was going slow at the time. I was able to stop. Expensive repair as the fuel tank had to be dropped to get at the lines.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #29

Nov 012011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 175,501 miles
While replacing front brake pads, I noticed severe rust/corrosion on the hard brake lines coming from the ebcm. I conducted a through inspection and found all the brake lines were severely rusted/corroded. The main brake line to the rear wheel was oozing brake fluid where it bends from on top of the frame rail towards the diverting valve. I had to replace all the brake lines to prevent a catastrophic brake failure.

- Miller Place, NY, USA

problem #28

Nov 182011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • miles
November 18 2000 driving to a mc donald's restaurant went to stop and brakes failed. A loud sound of air and the pedal going all the way to the floor. Thank god I was not driving on a main road or my 3 kids and I would have had an accident and possibly injured. I am aware that this problem has happened to others with the same type of vehicle.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #27

May 132009


  • 140,000 miles
Brake line blew. Front right. Other lines looked corroded. Subsequent line blew 11/13/11. This line was from master cylinder and rendered brakes unusable immediately.

- Pelham, MA, USA

problem #26

Nov 012011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I was having body work done on my above vehicle and discovered the brakes lines were rusted. I had a GM mechanic look at them. He informed me they were rusted and should be replaced. I have ordered stainless steel brake lines and will have them installed prior to using the vehicle again. Certain parts of my frame is also rusted to the point of peeling.

- Middleburg Hts. , OH, USA

problem #25

Oct 112011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I was driving along a 3 lane stretch of divided roadway in the fast lane. I approached a new intersection, the light changed to red and cars in all three lanes ahead of me proceeded to stop. I applied the brake pedal and it immediately went to the floor. Being in the fast lane and traveling at 55 mph with a concrete divider wall and no shoulder to my left I immediately downshifted while holding the pedal to the floor and cut the wheel hard to head across lanes of traffic. The rear end fishtailed out towards the drivers side barely missing the line of traffic in the fast lane. Luckily I had enough distance to slide the car sideways facing slow lane shoulder, and then cut the wheel opposite to avoid the cars in the slow lane. I barely got around them and fishtailed the backend the opposite direction in the Suburban as it grazed the guardrail. At this point the brakes were still out, pedal to the floor, and I traveled through a very busy intersection under construction (rt 24 and rt 95) still rolling at approximately 30 mph. I glided along the shoulder several hundred feet in low range gear with pedal mashed to the floor before using parking brake to stop! once home I inspected the brakes and the brake lines as others have found, are corroded beyond belief. I live in Maryland and we see icy conditions, but I find it hard to believe that a vehicle as heavy as a Suburban was equipped with brake lines that would corrode away to nothing. All the lines running along the frame rail are completely corroded out now and all lines need to be replaced. This is a major safety hazard and from a simple search I am not the only one dealing with this issue. The only reason there wasn't a four car mangled 55 mph crash was due to me sliding a 5000 lb vehicle completely across a three lane highway. Please help before someone like my wife is killed due to these brake lines!

- Belcamp, MD, USA

problem #24

Jun 292011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
June 29,2011-my 2000 Chevy-Suburban 1500 brake line ruptured. Due to severe rust, mechanic has to replace all brake lines, hoses and 4 brake calipers. Aprox. Cost $1,000.

- Pitman, NJ, USA

problem #23

Jun 112011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 133,652 miles
Brake lines on my 2000 GM Suburban rotted out, lost my brakes while driving. I see a lot of people have the same problem so there must be a recall by now, how do I get this recall, thank god know one got hurt. I will be going to tv and the local papers with this plus my lawyer to make sure know one gets hurt.

- Kings Park, NY, USA

problem #22

May 202011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated while driving 25 mph and attempting to engage the brakes the pedal extended to the floor. He was forced to stop to the vehicle by placing applying the emergency brake and shifting into neutral gear. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic test that confirmed the failure was corroded brake lines. A local mechanic replaced the brake lines. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current miles were 116,000. Updated 11/17/11 updated 01/03/12

- Mt Sinai, NY, USA

problem #21

May 092011

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
I own a 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 4X4, on my was back from camping with my twin 3yr old girls the wife and the dog. As soon as I parked the camper in my driveway the brake pedal went to the floor, found two brake lines under the driver side door above the fuel filter had exploded. Thankfully it held out till we got home rather than on the interstate! have not made repairs yet, but I have ordered a 7pc stainless steel brake line set pre bent. $300 for parts so far don't know what the shop is going to charge for labor.

- Bowling Green, VA, USA

problem #20

Dec 112010


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. While driving approximately 10 mph he applied the brakes and the pedal depressed to the floor. The vehicle continued to move forward momentarily before stopping. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was told that the brake lines ruptured. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 126,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #19

Oct 292010

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
My 2000 Chevrolet Suburban at low speeds (around 10 miles per hour)the ABS braking system will engage for no reason. This action extends my stopping distance and on several occasions almost causes an accidents. I'm told it is a problem with the speed sensors on the front wheels.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #18

Nov 282010

Suburban 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that on October 28, 2010, while driving 3 mph, the rear end making noises. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the rear brake spider gear failed causing the rear brake lines to fail; the vehicle was repaired. A month later, the emergency brake light illuminated and the contact noticed brake fluid on the ground. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the front brake lines were corroded. The vehicle had been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 46,000. Updated 01/26/11 updated 03/28/11

- Marblehead, MA, USA

problem #17

Nov 202010


  • 99,400 miles
The ABS system on my 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 failed to operate properly. It activated while stopping at slow speeds. There is a product safety recall issued #050683 front wheel speed sensor corrosion. The Chevrolet dealership refused to repair under the recall because the vehicle is now registered in Kansas, however Missouri is covered. I guess less than an inch of geography makes the difference between what is safe and covered and what is not safe and covered. I paid to have it repaired for the safety issues concerned. I purchased the used vehicle in Missouri, and it was registered and driven in Missouri. I put most of the miles driving to work in Missouri. I'm confused about the logic at GM. Will be the last GM vehicle in my life.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #16

Oct 272010


  • 118,000 miles
Have had issues with anti lock brakes on 2000 Chevy Suburban. Twice have had it in for service for low speed antilock brake failure. 10/27/2010 brakes failed at 50 mph and resulted in crash. Investigation thus far shows no faults on system computer and mechanic has been unable to duplicate incident. Weather at time of incident was light mist and road was not slippery.

- Osseo, WI, USA

problem #15

Sep 292010


  • 105,000 miles
The brakes in my 2000 Suburban failed due to at least one corrosion-related leak in a brake line at the ABS controller under the truck. The brakes seem to have failed completely, and I had to rely on the parking brake to bring the vehicle to a stop. I had a local mechanic replace the first leaking line he could find, but while testing that he found that others were leaking. Because of the extensive corrosion, he could not say whether the second leak was there before he started work. I am having all the brake lines attached to the front of the ABS controller replaced as a precaution.

- Rocky Hill, CT, USA

problem #14

Jun 301999


  • 10,000 miles
From the day I picked up this truck new I complained about the rusty chassis. I was told it was surface rust and that it would not cause any problems. Now the chassis is rusted to the point that I do not think the truck is safe.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

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