hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
148,301 miles

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problem #1

Jul 072011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 148,301 miles
While parking a travel trailer into a steeply-sloped driveway after a 300-mile tow with the whole family aboard, noticed the brake pedal travel was uncommonly long. Following day, departed without the trailer for a short drive and again noticed a low pedal. Drove about three miles with extreme caution, and on arrival found brake fluid flowing from behind the driver's-side rocker panel. Slowly nursed the truck to the local dealer; during this drive the brake alarm light illuminated. No collision or injury in this case. Brake pipes were found to be all deeply corroded and breached; elected to replace all at a cost of $1130. Submitted as a case in EA11001: Vehicle was purchased in Nov 2001 in northern Virginia, which is properly included in the salt belt with West Virginia and DC/Maryland, and has been in New Jersey for the past four years.

- Basking Ridge, NJ, USA