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CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic

 
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1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (919 Complaints)
Date reported Aug 26, 1999
Location FRIENDSWOOD, TX
Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THE BRAKES ARE GENERALLY DEFECTTIVE. I HAVE BEEN IN SEVERAL EMERGENCY AND NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WHERE THE BRAKES HAVE NOT PERFORMED SATISFACTORILY. ON ONE OCCASION, I NEARLY LOST CONTROL ON THE FREEWAY. ON ANOTHER, ON A WET STREET AT LOW SPEED, I PARTIALLY ENTERED AN INTERSECTION THROUGH A RED LIGHT BECAUSE THE BRAKES WOULD KEEP RELEASING. WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCIDENT NOTED ABOVE, I WAS ON A FREEWAY ACCESS ROAD GOING ABOUT 45MPH WHEN TRAFFIC UNEXPECTEDLY CAME TO A HALT, AND I, ALONG WITH MOST OF THE OTHER DRIVERS, HAD TO JUMP ON THE BRAKES HARD. I WAS BRAKING WELL AND STOPPING SHORT OF THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME, BUT WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL PRESSURE INCREASED TO THE POINT OF ENGAGING THE ANTI-LOCK SYSTEM, THE BRAKES ACTUALLY RELEASED CAUSING ME TO LUNGE FORWARD INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME. ALTHOUGH MANY CARS WERE SCRAMBLING TO STOP, MINE WAS THE ONLY ACCIDENT. I AM AN EXPERIENCED DRIVER AND I CONSIDER MYSELF A GOOD AND SAFE DRIVER. I DID NOT RELEASE THE BRAKES--I KNOW HOW ANTI-LOCKS WORK AND I KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. MY OTHER CAR HAS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, SO I ALSO KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES THAT WORK WELL. I RAISED HELL AT THE DEALERSHIP AND HAD THE SERVICE MANAGER AND THEIR HEAD BRAKE GURU TEST THE BRAKES. THEY CLAIMED THEY WERE FINE AND WORKING PROPERLY. THEY ARE WRONG. I RECENTLY READ THAT THE NTSB HAS AN OPEN LONG-TERM INVESTIGATION INTO THESE BRAKES, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD PUT IN MY TWO CENTS TO HELP YOU. I BOUGHT A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. I'VE LOST MONEY ON COLLISION REPAIRS AND INSURANCE. I'M AT RISK EVERY DAY AND I KNOW IT. I'M AT YOUR DISPOSAL SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED FURTHER INFORMATION. THANKS.

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