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Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1996
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 02, 2012
Location:
Spokane, WA

coming to a stop behind a line of cars (not too long after suburban purchased) & brake pedal started giving resistance & making noise (growling-like/pushing back) & did not want to stop. had almost constant trouble w/ it after that, especially in cold & wet conditions & we live in the northwest, so this is happens a lot! couple of times, almost slid off of roadway or into back of people, even w/ more than enough stopping distance. before we bought vehicle (we have gone less then 5k mi) several brake components were changed (pads/drums/rotors/calipers, all parts more than once or twice) & brakes were constantly being checked out, so this is an ongoing issue, not just w/ our 96 suburban, other surburbans have had issues as well, of all years. took out abs fuse and brake system seems to be working better, but this is not a permanent fix. mechanics can never find anything wrong and there obviously is (abs light always on & brake light once fuse is pulled). something needs to be done before people get seriously injured or even die! these trucks are way too big not to be able to stop. *tr

Mileage was 245000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3GKFK16R7TG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Gmc C/K SUBURBAN (GMC) 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1999
General Motors Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 19, 2011
Location:
Barrington, RI

brake line (between front caliper and abs block) ruptured while driving vehicle at approx. 35 mph. total system failure with no warning lights or pedal softness prior to pedal going to the floor. i did manage to stop the vehicle by using the emergency brake and pulling off of the road into softer soil. i nearly struck several vehicles and had to drive off of the roadway to avoid an accident. this vehicle is used extensively by my son. if this failure had occurred while he was driving the result could have been much worse. he had just returned from driving this vehicle in the mountains of new hampshire on a ski trip the previous weekend. all brake lines in vehicle show heavy corrosion and will need to be replaced. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GKFK16R9XJ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Gmc C/K SUBURBAN (GMC) 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1999
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2000
Location:
Lyons, IL

mushy brakes, dealer said this was normal in1999, ihear there may really be a problem. *tr

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1999
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2010
Location:
Damascus, PA

when braking slowly then trying to come to a full stop, anti lock braking system engages and brake pedal goes to the floor with no stopping power. *tr

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3GKGK26F8XG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1999
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Aug 19, 2008
Location:
Sheboygan Falls, WI

over the past 2-3 months i have been experiencing a problem with the anti-lock brake system activating at low speed on dry pavement. when this first began to happen i was narrowly able to avoid rearending the car ahead of me, in one case only by applying the parking brake. i have a 1999 gmc k1500 suburban 4 wheel drive. i now allow extra room for braking. a search of the internet showed that gm had a recall for this problem on 1999 t0 2001 models, but when i caled gmc to ask why i had not received a recall letter, i was told that there was no open recall for my vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3GKFK16R9XG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 4 mph.

Gmc C/k Suburban (gmc) 1999
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Aug 11, 2008
Location:
Greenfield, WI

anti-lock braking system activates at slow speeds causing loss of braking. there is a recall on this vehicle in canada and 14 states. wisconsin is not included in the recall. problem seems to be road salt corroding the wheel speed sensors. wisconsin uses road salt and should be added to the recall list. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GKFK16R6XJ. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.


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