Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
99V193000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)112574905/31/2000ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.07/19/199907/21/1999
Defect SummaryVehicle description: certain 4-wheel drive pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with abs (antilock braking system) manufactured from september 1989 through august 1996. under certain driving conditions the switch which signals the abs system whether the vehicle is in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive can malfunction causing increased stopping distances during abs stops while in the two-wheel drive mode.
Consequence SummaryIf this occurred at a time when minimum stopping distance was required, a vehicle crash could occur without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace or repair the 4-wheel/2-wheel drive switch.
NotesThe first phase of owner notification letters began may 31, 2000,with the last mailing completed by october 2000. owners can contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
99I006000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. I240000012/10/1999ODIGENERAL MOTORS CORP.07/19/199907/21/1999
Defect SummaryThis is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. however, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. vehicle description: certain light duty pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, or minivans equipped with 3-sensor abs (antilock braking system) ebc4 units.
Consequence SummaryThese vehicles can experience extended stopping distances during abs stops on certain multiple surfaces, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers will modify the computer program which operates the abs unit on some vehicles, or replace the computer on others to improve the performance of the abs on these surfaces.
NotesOn vehicles which required the computer program to be modified, owner notification has began.for vehicles which require a new computer module, gm has scheduled owner notificatiion to begin during the last week of may 2000.a phased mailing will be required, with the last mailing scheduled to be completed by december 2000.owners can contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
020525006A12/01/200202052500610000749Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds on various models including the 1995 and 1996 envoy. *tt03/28/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
02052500601/01/2006020525006B10000062Antilock brake (abs) activation at low speeds. *tt02/10/2003
24069907/24/1999608382Subject regarding abs 3-sensor ebc4 - special policy. *tt11/24/1999

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
EA94038GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/31/199402/28/2000ABS BRAKING SYSTEM99V193000
 Consumers have alleged that the vehicles brakes intermittently fail
EA94038GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/31/199402/28/2000ABS BRAKING SYSTEM99I006000
 Consumers have alleged that the vehicles brakes intermittently fail

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
08/10/2001408/10/2001
 (1)no events leading to failure. (2)on numerous ocassions while braking the brakes made a buzzing sound and the pedal went to the floor, losing braking power. this problem has almost caused a few major accidents. i've researched and discovered there is a recall on my vehicle for this problem but gmc dealerships says there is not. (3) not fixed, dealership says there is nothing wrong.*ak
06/14/20041000002006/17/2002
 Driving under normal conditions a brake failure due to abs malfunction,called the gmc number and they said that while they have the problem on record ,it cant be fixed unless i pay out of poket expenses due to there policy limits complaints on this problem tobe repaired by the dealer up to 2002. *ak
05/27/1998103/01/1996
 On 5/27/98, i was in a vehicle accident in which i rear ended another vehicle, which caused damage to both vehicles. the vehicle i hit was a total loss. at the time of the accident i was traveling approximately 40 mph and when i put on the brakes my vehicle slid three car lengths (leaving skid marks on the pavement) and stopped when i hit the car in front of me. the sliding was intense and the smoke so thick that i thought my vehicle engine was on fire. i felt at the time that the abs system had malfunctioned, and i mentioned this to the police officer at the scene. when i took the vehicle to the local gmc dealer for collision repairs, i asked them to check the brake system. they indicated that there were not any problems with the brakes. the reason i am filing this claim is because i am a very careful driver who has never been involved in a motor vehicle accident. up to this point in time i had a perfect driving record. the police record indicates that i told the police officer that i was unable to stop in time. this accident has tarnished my perfect driving record and as a result of this my insurance rates have increased. as a side note, i have had the dealer fix the 4 wheel drive switch (under warranty) on two occasions because the vehicle would not switch from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive.
08/08/1999111/01/1995
 Driving north on hy 101 north of bay city , weather clear , road dry at 2:30 pm , new tires. p/u truck stopped dead in front of me to avoid an accident. i thought i had enough room to completly stop and applied my breaks with firm steady pressure but ran into the rear of the p/u. no damage to him but his trailer hitch and steel bumper damaged my front end. contacted local gmc dealer and he said the gmc recall on the abs did not pertain to my vehical. i feel that maybe it should.
09/23/1999107/01/1999
 Anti-lock brake unit went out. dealer is quoting $1400 to fix. there are several anti-lock brake defects under investigation. this sounds like a recall item. there is only 56,000 miles on my vehicle and i don't feel that something like this should be going out that early.
 Defective abs.
06/28/199906/01/1998
 I was charged with the accident but was not issued a summons. i believe the accident was due to the brakes.
05/07/1996
 When pushing the brake pedal, in order to stop. it seems to be very soft. also experiencing a delay when brakes are applied. brake light came on once. problem started after rear end was replaced.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
07/21/1997104/15/1996
 Front brake pads wear sensor was inoperative and rotors had to resurfaced on one side and replaced on the other side.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
07/01/199705/23/1997
 Front brake caliper failed.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - SUPPLY - LOW PRESSURE WARNING
09/01/20001
 The brake pressure modulator valve failed, causing the abs to be inoperable. *slc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
07/01/2007125000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1996 gmc jimmy. while driving at 30 mph, the contact had to abruptly depress the brake pedal. he then heard a grinding sound coming from the tires. the brakes were changed by an independent mechanic, but the noise persisted. afterwards, the master cylinder was repaired and the brakes, rotors, and pads were replaced. there was a slight improvement; however, the noise eventually returned periodically. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 125,000 and current mileage was 133,000.
12/15/2004406/10/2001
 My brakes on my 1996 jimmy have locked up on me. increasing my stopping distance. i am concerned about this , however when i took my truck to get serviced at a dealership they did not mention any thing to me . *jb
12/15/20021
 When the brakes were applied, they locked up. *ak *jb
06/14/19991
 Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while driver's foot was on the brakes. driver had to press the brake pedal extremely hard in order to stop vehicle. there was no crash and no one was injured. the dealer is not aware of the problem. also, brakes are noisy when applied on wet road conditions and skid. *ml
09/05/1997
 Poor brake performance.
1012/16/1995
 Intermittent brake failures. brake pedal goes to the floor due to air found in brakes.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
07/15/2005112/01/2002
 Dt: contact stated the abs warning light was on at all times. there was no problem with the braking capabilities of the vehicle. the service dealer stated this vehicle was not covered under a recall. manufacturer said the same thing. there were two recalls nhtsa 99v193000 and manufacturer's recall 19990719 on this component, but consumer's vehicle was not covered under the recall. the service dealer suggested bringing the vehicle in and putting it on the diagnostic test to determine the cause of the abs light illuminating. *ak
02/27/2005103/18/1999
 I am having a problem with my anti-lock brake system. i have a 1996 gmc jimmy and any time that i apply brakes and there is a difference in road conditions (pavement to gravel) while applying brakes there is always an extended stopping distance and no control. we have pine needles that gather on the side of our small road, making small mounds. if i apply my brakes while going across these the car will not stop. it makes a pong sound a couple of times, then it will finally stop. luckily there has been no oncoming traffic. this has been happening every since i have had the vehicle. i have contacted a chevrolet dealer in the past and they informed me there was no recalls on vehicle. *jb
11/03/2004303/15/2001
 There is a recall regarding the abs system (and increased stopping distance) for the 4-wheel drive 1996 gmc jimmy suv. i am having the same problem with my 2-wheel drive jimmy, but there is no recall on it.*ak
06/23/20031
 The abs light appeared on the dashboard and the pedal went all the way down to the floor. *ak
08/14/2002
 F brakes suddenly engage from acceleration anti-lock system does not function properly. vehicle will slide as if on a slippery surface.*ak
05/01/200201/01/2000
 Called gmcabout voluntary nhtsa campaign #661006000 said, until mandatory will not do anything. so much for their concerns about this product failing. no safety dedfect listed. *ak
02/15/2002
 When apllying brake at 15-20 mph there is extended stopping distance. dealer replaced abs sensor. *ak
02/20/2002210/01/1999
 Front wheel speed sensors have now failed twice within a one year period. both failures occurred during winter. when the vehicle was parked the previous evening the abs system was apparently functioning, on both ocassions, when the vehicle was started the following morning the abs dash light was on and the abs was inoperable. if this problem is not limited to my vehicle it seems to warrant some re-engineering by gmc. given our road conditions, un-announced failures of the anti-lock braking system could pose a serious danger to motorists who might just end up relying on the system to help avoid an accident. additionally, i am told that as this is technically an electrical failure my warranty does not cover the cost of repair. the manufacturer should be responsible for repairing safety related items on the vehicle that seem to fail repeadtely over a resanably short period of time. *ak
10/01/199811/01/1996
 Very poor brakes, pedal spongy and has been since 20000 miles or less. dealer contacted company and no response other than some spongy knees is normal. been living with miserable brakes until recent nearly disasterous accident because the brakes went to floor with no real affect. able to push brake to floor easily with constant light pressure. dealer says that now to fix will be expensve even though the vehicle always had lousy brakes. *ak
01/01/20001002/17/1997
 Brakes fail at all speeds, occurs mostly when streets are wet, on 4-10-01, consumer was traveling about 15 mph when he applied brake pedal to stop for a red light, however brakes failed causing a collision with a bus, consumer states recalls 99i006 and 99v193 have been complete, however have not remedied the problem, one person was injured in accident. *slc
05/18/2001109/21/1996
 When applying abs brakes pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance , nearly resulting in a collision. please give any further details.*ak consumer states he was advised that there was complete failure of the master cylinder abs unit had to be replaced, and new front brakes. *jb
1
 The abs system failed. nlm
03/15/2001
 Excessive effort needed to use brakes. there was a recall issued for brakes, and manufacturer performed service on vehicle; however, problem still exists. please provide any additional information/attachments. *ak
01/20/1996101/20/1996
 Abs problems since purchase of vehicle, excessive braking distance. taken to 2 dealers numerous times. dealers said brakes were operating normally for vehicle. *ak
08/04/20001
 Faulty brakes caused consumer vehicle to rear end another vehicle, consumer believes this failure is related to a recalled transfer case selector switch which may send an incorrect signal to the abs module thus resulting in longer stopping distance. nlm
09/20/2000201/01/1997
 I would like to suggest that the entire 1996 gmc- jimmy series made need to be recalled because the owner has to many repairs to be done on the vehicle. the services engine light comes very often to indicate repairs on the truck and their are to be problems with this 1996 jimmy. i suggest a total recall of this vehicle and this vehicle is unsafe to be on the road. it has a very bad braking system abs.*ak
01/06/2000303/01/1999
 Have taken vehicle to 2 separate dealers with no satisfaction. no safety defect mentioned in summary. *ak
1
 A couple of weeks ago consumer involved in an accident, when consumer applied brakes they experienced extended stopping distances resulting in collision. *et
10/31/20001
 Abs pressure modulator valve assembley failed. abs light came on which indicated that brakes were about to fail.*ak the customer states that the vehicle is on recall component failure (99i-006), however the manufacturer denied it. *yh
08/10/2000105/01/1999
 While traveling through nashville at a speed of 65 mph traffic stopped suddenly. i applied my brakes, hoping to be able to manuver to another lane to avoid colliding in to the vehicle infront of my. i was not able to turn and my brakes locked up. luckly i did not hit the other vehicle. my abs light came on after that point and my braking has not been same sense. *ak
08/31/1999111/01/1995
 Had just placed vehicle in cruise control. inadvertently pushed shift too far into neutral. this caused engine to roar & not leave cruise control. applied brakes quickly & vehicle went into a skid. abs did not work. hit an embankment & rolled over. engine was disconnected.*ak
05/07/1996910/28/1995
 When applying brakes while going over railroad tracks vehicle would shimmy & make grinding noises. brake pads would be spongy & would be wearing out excessively. brake rotors have been resurfaced service times. entire brake system was replaced at least 8 different times & now needs to be replaced again. abs braking system are kelsey hayes. *ak
08/01/20000
 While trying to slow down at an intersection vehicle perceeded into the intersection. *ak
11/01/19991009/01/1999
 When braking the brakes make a noise and have lost vacuum power and gone straight to the floor numerous times. the first time was when attempting to brake when going down an incline to turn into a parking lot. a slight bump when braking and the brake pedal went to the floor. a few seconds later, i was able to brake again. this has happened more often on wet or slippery surfaces. on 07/21/00 i was in a parking lot when another car was pulling in front of me. the surface was still wet and slippery and when braking, the brake pedal made a noise and then all braking ability is lost, the brake pedal goes to the floor. luckily there was no accident. this problem has happened to me numerous times. i brought my vehicle in for the abs recall the end of 1999 and told the dealership about the problem. they couldn't find anything wrong. i travel a lot with my family and a braking problem is very scary!!! *ak
11/01/19981510/01/1998
 Anti-lock repeatedly engages and pulsates brakes at low speed stops. has caused one collision and at least 15 other close calls. usually occurs when slowing for a traffic signal, etc. at slow enough speeds that the anti-lock should not engage. after this occurs, the abs warning light comes on. when the warning light is on, the brakes work fine. when the warning light goes back off, it is then likely to reoccur at any time. warning light has stayed on since last occurance and i feel safer as long as the warning light stays on. i'm already paying for this safety defect through higher insurance rates and shouldn't have to pay to replace an obviously faulty system. i just received my 2nd abs recall for this vehicle but it appears this problem addresses a different defect in the same abs system. *ak
09/05/1999106/01/1999
 Vehicle was involved in accident due to faulty brake problem. intermittently vehicle would continue to go even after applying brakes. received a manufacurer's recall notice on this problem, would like to know my recourse after the fact. can nhtsa provide any information concerning this matter. *ak the abs system failed during emergency stop. *yh
07/17/2000
 Recall 99v193000/abs. recall notice was received after an accident. while traveling at highway speed of 60 mph applied brakes in an emergency situation due to another vehicle pulling in front, as applying brakes, vehicle continued on, even after pumping brakes three times. vehicle continued until hitting other vehicle's rear bumper. upon impact, driver's air bag did not deploy. dealer/manufacturer were not conacted at this time. please feel free to provide any further details. *ak
103/07/1997
 When applying the abs brakes pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. *ak a recall applicable to this vehcle was partially completed. *yh
06/15/1997
 Ongoing problem with brake pads / shoes are experiencing excessive wear within every 10,000 mile of wear. pads and shoe needs replacement, and rotors would needs turning or replacement. also, needs to applied hard on pedal to get the vehicle to stop. dealer notified. feel free to provide further details.*ak
01/01/1999
 Windshield wipers work sometimes but more then often do not work. i called gmc as there was a recall but they tell me my vin number was not part of the recall. the recall was a month before i bought the truck. why do i have the same problem but i'm not part of the recall? on the brakes- it was recalled for the antilock on a volunteer basis. i took it in for the computer adjustment as per the recall fix, they said it was done and a week later, on the same road it first happened to me, a light changed, i hit the brakes (not hard) and antilock kicked in and the pedal went to the floor and i almost crashed as my heart went into my stomach. long before the recall, i had my truck into gmc many times for brake problems and even wrote letters that describe the recall long before i know there was one! gm says my truck brakes are fixed but they're not. the wipers they won't cover. other then these problems and that the engine idles rough and is rough at low speeds, i really like my jimmy!!*ak
06/01/2000102/01/1999
 While traveling and at all times abs indicator light stayed on. dealer has been notified. please provide further information. *ak
05/01/20001703/01/1999
 The abs system has malfunctioned many times. at first i did not pay attention to it, because i thought it was just light brake pressure. then it started to loose pressure and keep going forward when stopping. i took it to the dealer and paid for a new master cylinder. then it started malfunctioning again. i contacted the bbb and was told it wasn't covered under warranty and i had too much milage. went back to dealer and they reprogrammed the computer unit, no charge. the ignition started locking and they repaired that for a fee. it too has gone back to locking when trying to start. safety is a concern, still. *ak
 Vehicle was experiencing the same problems as enumerated in manufacturer's recall 9332. vehicle malfunctioned, resulting in extended stopping distance during stops. vehicle has been taken to the dealer. but since this particular vin# was not included in recall 9332 , dealer did not recognize the problem, and refused to make any repairs. effect of this failure could cause consumer to be involved in an automobile accident w/o warning. *ak
05/01/20001
 Vehicle was experiencing the same problems as enumerated in manufacturer's recall 9332. vehicle malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance during stops. vehicle has been taken to the dealer,but dealer refused to do recall repairs since this particular vehicle was not included in recal 9332 due to vin. the effect could cause consumer to be involved in an automobile accident w/o prior warning. *ak extended stopping distance occurs on occassion when brakes are slammed on. *yh
03/03/20001
 The abs failed to stop the vehicle resulting in accident. yh
04/24/2000
 Recall 99v193000/abs: while approaching a stop sign and applying brakes, vehicle would not stop properly, resulting in an accident. on two occasions, on the same day within 20 minutes apart, vehicle rear ended another vehicle due to extended stopping distance. dealer notified. provide further details.
 When brake pedal is applied brakes make a hissing sound, and pedal gets very hard, pedal has to be released and applied again to get a response. dealer has been contacted. *ak
03/30/2000505/28/1999
 Recall 98v150 001/windshield wiper wiring & 99i006000/gmc abs : received two recalls notices. dealer refused to honor recalls because of a salvaged vehicle, and informed consumer that repairs would be at consumer's cost. *ak *yh
107/01/1996
 Consumer is not happy with manufactures recall regarding abs problem has been known and present since 1994 and no solution as of february 14,2000 (99v-193). yh
02/04/2000006/01/1996
 While driving at any speed consumer could step on brake pedal to stop or reduce speed. but when driving over a frozen spot or gravel, vehicle won't stop immediately, instead will extend the stopping distance. since the initial report, the system has been reprogrammed and is now functioning much better. *ak *ml
12/04/1999005/01/1999
 While driving and coming to stop consumer had to use excessive force to stop. while coming down a hill at about 25 mph and coming to a stop applied the brakes, and consumer felt abs was trying to kick in, and then pedal went straight to the floor. gmc service dealer was suppose to fix all recalls that needed to be done. dealer told consumer there were no recalls to be done. consumer feels that this is a safety concern. recall 99v193000. *ak
02/25/19972002/01/1997
 On slick surface brakes fail to grab. brake pedal moves in and out and makes a sound like a bouncing spring.*ak
08/01/1999504/01/1999
 Abs continually failing, dealer can't duplicate, repaired at least four times. brakes grind on rough surfaces ie gravel brakes make a sound when driving down the road, i'm driving my two children around and no one will fix, or replace, or give my money back on this car. very unsatisfied with dealer and service department and car. *ak
10/05/1999101/01/1999
 Rear ended by truck which propelled vehicle into back of camper. thus a rear end collision, immediately followed by a front end collision. both front seat backs broke causing the driver and passenger to be violently slammed into the back seat area. the driver (only)air bag did not deploy. the abs system failed upon application of the brakes, just prior to being rear ended by the tractor trailer truck which weighed 77,000 pounds and was going approximately 75mph. the truck driver admitted to the police that he never sloed down or applied his brakes. *ak
08/01/1999112/01/1998
 Abs light stays on all the time .dealer says whole unit is bad needs replacing. *ak
107/01/1996
 Recall on abs system 99i-006,when consumer asked dealership about repair they didn't know how to repair/rectify problems. yh
 While driving at 40mph brake pedal was applied, pedal was very hard and consumer had to use two feet. anti-skid system activated, and then brakes released, causing vehicle to rear end another vehicle. dealer has not been contacted. *ak
 When applying the brakes pedal stiffens, and the vehicle reacts hesitantly on slowing down. dealer has seen vehicle, and says it is normal. *ak
11/01/1999304/27/1999
 While driving at about 30 consumer tried to put on brakes before coming to the intersection and brake pedal went to the floor. consumer let the pedal up again and tried to put on brakes , and car still did not stop. was forced to go through the intersection. now pedal will go to the floor before and then stop. *ak
07/15/1999
 While driving at any speed the brake pedal goes to the floor causing noise which results in failure. however, vehicle was taken to dealer on two occasions, dealer cannot determine the problem. *yc
 When applying the abs brakes pedal goes the floor, causing extended stopping distance. please give any further details. *ak
10/04/1999
 Was driving vehicle approimately. 50mph when another vehicle made a turn in front of consumer's vehicle. applied abs brakes, vehicle failed to stop right away. had a slow reaction time. taking vehicle to dealer's to check. *ak
10/12/19990
 When putting on brakes there is an air sound. then consumer has to push down harder. *ak
10/14/199907/01/1996
 When braking while going over a bump, the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor, and does not stop the vehicle. this has happened numerous times.
10/05/1999311/01/1996
 Brakes/abs failed on gravel and wet pavement at low mph, dealer says common nothing they can do, caused rearend collision
10/03/19992302/01/1996
 No summary listed for abov evehicle. *ak
 When applying the abs brakes on wet pavement the pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. please give any further details. *ak
09/06/1999
 While traveling in rush hour traffic at a speed of 50 mph consumer tried to apply the brakes to stop and the abs did not allow maximum braking to stop vehicle. *ak
 When applying the abs brakes pedal traveled to the floor,causing extended stopping distance. dealer can not identify the problem. please give any further details. *ak
09/10/1999
 When the brakes were applied at 35mph, the pedal went to the floor resulting in extended stopping, causing a minor injury. the dealer has been notified. *ak
09/25/1996
 When the brakes are applied in wet weather conditions they will not work. brakes have to b pumped.dealer was contacted, and stated that the recall that was being enforced did not apply to this vehicle. *ak
11/26/1996110/23/1996
 Brakes failed resulting in rear end collision. mjs
 The stopping distance on this vehicle is disrupted due to the anti-lock braking system. on a bumpy road the distance is realy thrown off. *ak
09/15/1996
 Ongoing problem with extended stopping distance. whenever brakes are applied. can nhtsa help in this matter or provide further details. *ak
11/21/1996
 When driving at highway speed and when turning a corner at 15 mph, applied the brakes, and abs system kicked in, causing the vehicle to slide. also, power brake systmem went and transmission went failed. in addition, dealer replaced the brake pads. *ak
06/26/1999
 When the brakes were applied under normal braking, pedal went to the floor , resulting in extended stopping distance, and causing an accident and minor injuries dealer and the manufacturer have been notified. *ak
07/02/1999
 On two occasions brakes failed to stop vehicle. both times vehicle was slowing down for complete stop when a loud high pitch sound came from the vehicle, and brake pedal went down to the floor; vehicle failed to stop. vehicle was inspected on both occasions. first time, master cylinder was replaced, but it did not solve problem. currently, vehicle is still in the repair shop. seeking help from nhtsa. *ak
03/24/199901/01/1999
 This is the second jimmy i drive (too loyal for my own good.) the first one a 1995. also had a booster failure at around 40,000+ miles (luckily i was able to coast on that occasion to a full stop without causing any damage to anyone. this one a 1996 has failed, like clockwork, at 45,000 miles. *ak
03/15/19991008/01/1997
 Anti-lock brakes failed numerous times on off-ramp. almost caused serious accident. brakes pads, rotors and master cylinder replaced with no improvement. i contacted general motors, they claim problem is caused by stupid drivers .
08/01/19983
 Abs brakes have been replaced three times. when brakes are applied they vibrate and extended stopping distance occurs. brakes wear out. right wheel seems loose. dealer contacted and attempted to remedy the problem. problem still exists. *ak
 When applying the abs brakes the pedal traveled to the floor ,causing extended stopping distance, cause unknown. dealer cannot identify the problem. please give any further details. *ak
4
 Brakes fail resulting in losse of conrtol of the vehicle.
10/16/1998
 While driving at 20mhp brakes gave out. when applied the brake pedal went to the floor, and brakes made a grinding sound. the vehicle stopped after coasting about 30 feet. dealer was contacted, and told consumer that they could find nothing wrong with brake system. *ak
04/06/1998109/28/1995
 Upon applying brakes, vehicle slowed down, then suddenly accelerated, causing accident. (qcaw)
08/20/19980
 While driving vehicle about 40 mph the rear brakes do not stop vehicle. dealer was contacted. *ak
07/08/1998
 The defective braking system malfunctioned due to a electronic braking module which resulted in loss of braking system. the pedal went to the floor which almost resulted an accident. dealer replaced electronic braking module and the valve assembly. *ak
11/26/1996
 When attemping to apply brakes, there was no response from the abs system, resulted in rearend collision.
11/11/1996
 Ea9-4038; brakes would make noise, and on ice or water the problem got worse, the dealer cannot duplicate the problem. states that the brakes are of vehicle design. *ak
 Driving less than 5 mph on a rainy day on incline went to apply brakes, heard loud noise. brakes became inoperative, causing the vehicle to pass through intersection, and longer stopping distance. prior to this, dealer had replaced rotors and shoes. *ak
04/06/1998
 Consumer was coming off a ramp at approximately 15-20 mph went to apply brakes when vehicle began to pulsate, and felt as though vehicle was accelerating instead of slowing down. heard noise and wheel rotating. vehicle proceeded to roll forward for at least 20 feet, causing the consumer to rearend vehicle in front.dealer cannot determine problem. *ak
06/17/1996
 When applying the abs brakes the pedal will travel to the floor , causing extended stopping distance which nearly caused a collision. please give any further details. *ak
03/18/199811/17/1995
 Vehicle ahead stopped suddenly. consumer applied brakes hard, vehicle required exdended stopping distance and rear ended vehicle ahead. *ak
03/18/199811/17/1995
 While driving applied brakes hard when vehicle ahead stopped suddenly, pedal went all the way to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, resulting in a rear end collision. *ak
4
 Anti-lock brakes do not work properly experiencing extended stopping distance.
01/16/1998108/01/1996
 Pedal went to floor.
01/01/1997103/31/1996
 Anti-lock brakes fail intermittently.
11/01/1997212/01/1995
 Anti lock brakes fail intermittently, causing loss of brake control.
310/01/1995
 Brakes lock up.
10/08/199705/23/1996
 Abs brakes; when applying the brakes in normal conditions, the brakes locked up/failed to stop the vehicle, causing an accident. *ak
208/01/1996
 Abs fails.
208/01/1996
 Abs malfunctions and the dealer cannot locate the problem.
08/01/19971
 Brake failure.
09/21/1997109/01/1996
 Anti lock brakes grabbing while stopping causing vehicle to extend its stopping distance.
11/27/1997105/16/1996
 Abs brakes failed.
11/27/1997105/16/1996
 Abs brake system failed
11/28/199705/16/1996
 Abs brakes fail periodically. read in consumer reports about abs brake failures in gmc and chevrolet trucks. *ak
10/01/1996
 When applying the brakes the vehicle would not stop. dealer replaced master cylinder. *ak
302/06/1996
 Anti lock brakes failed, causing accident.
10/14/1996
 Abs brake problems; while drivng on normal road conditions and applying the brakes, a howling noise came from the brakes. when taken to dealership, dealer stated that brakes were worn out, and needed a right rotor. both rotors were damaged. the right rotor was replaced and the brake pads were replaced. the left rotor had to be grinded down. there has not been a problem with the brakes system in the last year. *ak
12/24/19961
 The vehicle was placed in the park position, placed the vehicle from park into drive and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard, resulting in an accident. also there was brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder which caused the problem. *ak gmc states that there is no defect, however dealer, who is now out of business, stated that brakes were cause of accident. *slc
06/30/1996
 Brakes: when driving brake pedal goes completely to the floor and does not stop the vehicle. had brake pads rotors and master cylinder replaced. vehicle is in shop now. *ak.
08/23/19972
 Brakes: on mountain road vehicle approaching, had to slam on brakes rapidly and they did not engage. this has happened twice, but they seem to be working okay now. *ak *slc
08/12/1997
 The service engine light came on in vehicle. took vehicle to dealer and they said that cannot fix the vehicle untill 20 days from now. meanwhile the vehicle was involved in a collision. driver took foot off the brakes and the vehicle took off without any warning. consumer believed it was from the service engine light. *ak
06/19/19973504/01/1996
 While exiting off a ramp during normal driving conditions, abs activated/brake sfailed, striking another vehicle which stopped at light. *ak
02/15/19972
 Brake pedal went to floor, pumped brakes, returned to normal. further down road, pedal again went to floor, vehicle spun around, could have caused crash, according to dealer, water got into brake line; also all wheel driveshaft locked, causing front tires to lock up. *ak consumer states tires locked up about 4 or 5 times which caused vehicle to veer from lane to lane. *slc
08/03/1997
 The abs system has failed on the vehicle several times. when trying to bring the vehicle into a driveway for a stop the brake pedal was pressed, it went to the floor and the truck did not stop and hit a fence. *ak
06/19/1997104/08/1996
 Antilock brakes failed, causing accident.
07/01/19976
 Brakes: when applying brakes have normal brake pedal but no braking at all. this does not happen all the time, it is intermittently. dealer states at this time they can't find any problem. *ak
03/01/1996312/01/1995
 Antilock brakes failed 3times.
 Abs brakes warning light illuminated, indicating abs system was not working. when applying the abs brakes the pedal traveled to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. please give further details. *ak
10/01/1996101/12/1996
 Antilock brakes fail to remain engaged on bumpy surfaces.
12/15/19952
 Anti-lock brakes are not working. *ak
02/13/199709/01/1996
 When applying the abs brakes in a sudden stop at speeds of 35mph, the brakes failed to stop the vehicle, causing a collision; in addition, the driver's side air bag did not deploy. *ak
10/01/1996
 The vehicles abs system causes extended stopping distance when applying the brakes and intermittently a grinding noise will be heard, can cause an accident. *ak
11/01/199603/01/1996
 While driving on hwy rearended vehicle in front, causing multi-car collision due to abs failure, when attempting to slow/stop brakes grabbed/released and then pedal went to floor on dry pavement. one day prior, brought vehicle into dealership for mfr maintenance brake service. *ak
 Owner has abs brakes; he states that his brake pedal went down and his vehicle hit vehicle in front of his. driver also notes that there was no deployment of airbag , he notes that he was traveling about 25-30mph. *ak
11/26/19961
 Abs brakes; she applied brakes at low speed w/brake pedal going to the floor. two other witnesses saw brake depressed to floor, but indicated that some braking had returned, vehicle lost control, resulting in an accident. *ak *slc
 #ea96-026 was driving and applied the brakes, pedal went to the floor and failed, driver's side air bag didn't deploy at a four-way intersection , hit another car head-on killed the other driver . *ak
07/26/1996107/26/1996
 Owner has abs brakes, he states that vehicle has poor stopping distance due to abs system, also was involved in a crash while traveling at 25 mph. consumer notes that dealers can't find anything wrong with brakes. *ak
10/14/19961
 Coming off i-95 onto el camino rear abs brakes completely failed, unable to slow down/stop, went through red light and hit street light pole then additional automobile; bearings grease leaks out of hubs onto rims. *ak
12/15/1995
 When the abs brakes are applied the brake pedal goes to the floor and the vehicle continues to move and the engine races. please describe in detail *ta
10/14/1996207/01/1996
 Coming off i-5 onto onto el camino real when vehicle's brakes completely failed. went through red light, hit street light pole then additional automobile, injuring both passengers in the jimmy and 2 persons in the additional auto. *ak *ak *slc
09/27/1996108/03/1996
 Consumer was involved in an accident in which the brakes failed, the vehicle rolled over, the vehicle has four wheel anti-lock brakes. *ak *jb
02/12/1996
 Failure of the abs brake system, when making a stop the brakes lock up.*ak
05/07/1996
 When pushing the brake pedal, in order to stop. it seems to be very soft. also experiencing a delay when brakes are applied. brake light came on once. problem started after rear end was replaced.*ak
07/07/19961
 Abs: while driving on freeway conjested traffic, applied brakes, pedal went to floor, truck kept moving down slope, hit car in front, front car hit another car, no warning, black gluey fluid substance came from right front wheel.*ak
 Abs brakes; while driving, the vehicle brakes lock up, causing consumer to lose control of the vehicle. please describe. *ak
 Abs brakes; while driving, the vehicle brakes lock up, causing consumer to lose control of the vehicle. please describe. *ak
01/02/1996
 Abs brake failure, when applied experienced brake lockup, and pedal went to the floor, impact 12:00 position speed 45mph, *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
07/07/2006100000106/01/2003
 Abs brake failure. abs led lit on dashboard, brakes failed approaching red light. dealership stated brakes were fine when taken in to be inspected.. but led remained lit. did not drive vehicle for a month because led remained on. started driving it again to get to work-short distances only. led is on most of the time. *jb
06/01/2003109/01/1998
 Abs warning light came on a few months ago, when i press on the brakes you can hear the air pushing through then they get very hard. also, if i am stop at a light the truck stalls or is very slow to go when i press on the gas. my mechanic states the the repair would be to a break booster in the anti lock system ($315.00 for the booster) and the stalling is caused by the breaking system causing a vacumn in the engine.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
02/12/1998601/09/1999
 Consumer stated brake light illuminated on numerous occasions, brakes makes a creek noise when humid, brake pedal goes down too far, brake booster leaking and replaced, front brake pads had to be replaced, left rotors had to be replaced, and brakes had to be adjusted and cleaned. *tt
08/13/1999103/30/1996
 Brakes locked and the driver had to hit the side walk to stop the vehicle. yh
12/11/19961
 Brakes failed resulting in vehicle collision and death. (attorney for consumer). mjs
105/01/1998
 Brakes fading causing driver to use excessive physical effort to stop the vehicle.
12/01/1996110/01/1996
 Brakes experiencing excessive wear on one side resulting in vehicle pulling to the side while braking.
109/01/1995
 Brakes lock up when applied causing excessive wear. qcaw
107/11/1996
 Front brakes failed.
611/01/1996
 Front and rear brake pads and lining, rotors and drums failed on the front and rear brakes.
12/24/19961
 The vehicle was placed in the park position, placed the vehicle from park into drive and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard, resulting in an accident. also there was brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder which caused the problem. *ak gmc states that there is no defect, however dealer, who is now out of business, stated that brakes were cause of accident. *slc
411/24/1995
 When stopping and pushing brake pedal down, the vehicle lurch's forward.
02/07/1997
 Applied the brakes and the vehicle lost all brakes and the vehicle went out of control. the driver could not stop the vehicle. *ak
 Applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor the brakes did not work at all at any speed. please describe detials
08/01/1996111/01/1995
 Brakes failed, causing an accident.
06/12/1996
 While driving vehicle applied the brakes and the vehicle would not stop, resulting in an accident. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
05/18/2001109/21/1996
 When applying abs brakes pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance , nearly resulting in a collision. please give any further details.*ak consumer states he was advised that there was complete failure of the master cylinder abs unit had to be replaced, and new front brakes. *jb
05/07/1996910/28/1995
 When applying brakes while going over railroad tracks vehicle would shimmy & make grinding noises. brake pads would be spongy & would be wearing out excessively. brake rotors have been resurfaced service times. entire brake system was replaced at least 8 different times & now needs to be replaced again. abs braking system are kelsey hayes. *ak
06/15/1997
 Ongoing problem with brake pads / shoes are experiencing excessive wear within every 10,000 mile of wear. pads and shoe needs replacement, and rotors would needs turning or replacement. also, needs to applied hard on pedal to get the vehicle to stop. dealer notified. feel free to provide further details.*ak
05/01/1997212/01/1995
 We have paid incredable repair costs for this less than four years old car!( dot number: tire size: p205/75r15 )
03/15/19991008/01/1997
 Anti-lock brakes failed numerous times on off-ramp. almost caused serious accident. brakes pads, rotors and master cylinder replaced with no improvement. i contacted general motors, they claim problem is caused by stupid drivers .
 Driving less than 5 mph on a rainy day on incline went to apply brakes, heard loud noise. brakes became inoperative, causing the vehicle to pass through intersection, and longer stopping distance. prior to this, dealer had replaced rotors and shoes. *ak
10/14/1996
 Abs brake problems; while drivng on normal road conditions and applying the brakes, a howling noise came from the brakes. when taken to dealership, dealer stated that brakes were worn out, and needed a right rotor. both rotors were damaged. the right rotor was replaced and the brake pads were replaced. the left rotor had to be grinded down. there has not been a problem with the brakes system in the last year. *ak
06/30/1996
 Brakes: when driving brake pedal goes completely to the floor and does not stop the vehicle. had brake pads rotors and master cylinder replaced. vehicle is in shop now. *ak.
08/20/1997111/26/1996
 Brakes failed several times once resulting in a collision.
12/30/1996103/01/1996
 Front brakes failed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
210/01/1996
 Brake calipers are causing premature wear of pads and rotors, replaced calipers however continue to wear unevenly.
08/01/1996109/21/1995
 Brake caliper froze/stuck, causing wearing of pads and rotors.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
11/21/1996
 When driving at highway speed and when turning a corner at 15 mph, applied the brakes, and abs system kicked in, causing the vehicle to slide. also, power brake systmem went and transmission went failed. in addition, dealer replaced the brake pads. *ak
12/23/1997105/18/1996
 Brakes pads failed causing grinding noise. mjs
09/02/19971
 Brake pads failed. mjs
1
 Brake pads failed.
01/06/1999
 When applying brakes, the pads wear out due to the fact that pads on the disc brakes outside have no sensor, and on the inside have a sensor. the bracket wore into the rotors, damaging the rotors. *ak
 The rear bushings and the screws have rusted out. the dealer will replace the brake pads and the bushings. the manufacturer has been notified. *ak
2
 Brake pads failed twice.
004/29/1996
 The left front brake pad disintegrated.
02/28/1997105/03/1996
 Front brake pads replaced.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
12
 Brake rotors failed twice.
02/28/1997105/03/1996
 Front brake rotors replaced.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
08/08/2001111/01/1996
 The rear brake shoes and the drums were resurfaced.*jb
08/08/2001111/01/1996
 The rear brake shoes and the drums were resurfaced.*jb
107/11/1996
 Rear brakes stick, causing damage to the drums.
107/11/1996
 Rear brake drums failed.
02/28/1997505/03/1996
 Rear brakes adjusted 5 times.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
05/18/2001109/21/1996
 When applying abs brakes pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance , nearly resulting in a collision. please give any further details.*ak consumer states he was advised that there was complete failure of the master cylinder abs unit had to be replaced, and new front brakes. *jb
07/01/19981006/01/1998
 Loss of brakes, release pedal & pump until brakes return, master cyl replaced problem still continues
03/15/19991008/01/1997
 Anti-lock brakes failed numerous times on off-ramp. almost caused serious accident. brakes pads, rotors and master cylinder replaced with no improvement. i contacted general motors, they claim problem is caused by stupid drivers .
10/01/1996
 When applying the brakes the vehicle would not stop. dealer replaced master cylinder. *ak
06/30/1996
 Brakes: when driving brake pedal goes completely to the floor and does not stop the vehicle. had brake pads rotors and master cylinder replaced. vehicle is in shop now. *ak.
07/04/1996106/01/1996
 Master cylinder failed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
07/30/199915000107/30/1999
 Soft brake pedal on 1996 jimmy vin 1gkdt13w7t2568855. has been an on going problem since 1999 when we inherited the vehicle. there was a recall on the anti-lock brake system . i've had that done . changed front rotors and pads also led brakes changed out fluid etc. pedal still soft. can't even get my toe under pedal when pushed to the floor. the city i work for has 1997 blazer that is the same way. i'm a police officer. most vehicles that i drive including cruisers have better take up then these 2 vehicles. my jimmy is paid for but if i can't find a resolution or new idea on what to do i'm going to sell it. the dealerships and engineers i've talked to said that those particular years had a lot of brake pedal travel before take up. thanks for your time. i'm out of ideas any suggestions would be great. *la
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
11/01/19991009/01/1999
 When braking the brakes make a noise and have lost vacuum power and gone straight to the floor numerous times. the first time was when attempting to brake when going down an incline to turn into a parking lot. a slight bump when braking and the brake pedal went to the floor. a few seconds later, i was able to brake again. this has happened more often on wet or slippery surfaces. on 07/21/00 i was in a parking lot when another car was pulling in front of me. the surface was still wet and slippery and when braking, the brake pedal made a noise and then all braking ability is lost, the brake pedal goes to the floor. luckily there was no accident. this problem has happened to me numerous times. i brought my vehicle in for the abs recall the end of 1999 and told the dealership about the problem. they couldn't find anything wrong. i travel a lot with my family and a braking problem is very scary!!! *ak
11/21/1996
 When driving at highway speed and when turning a corner at 15 mph, applied the brakes, and abs system kicked in, causing the vehicle to slide. also, power brake systmem went and transmission went failed. in addition, dealer replaced the brake pads. *ak
1
 Brake vacuum booster failed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC
07/04/2004114856406/26/1999
 Pulled out of parking lot on to road. applied brakes while approaching a light. even with both feet on the brake pedal the 1996 gmc jimmy barely came to a stop from a distance of 6 car lengths going 30 mph. narrowly avoided rear-ending vehicle in front of me. this was not the first time but the closet encounter. before this incident i had the front rotors, disk pads, calipers, front flex lines, booster, vacumm hose and connector on engine to booster, master cyl., and rear brake linings - replaced. since then i had the vacumm checked from the engine to the booster and was told the booster was bad. i had the booster and masterc replaced again. still no change. pedal goes too far down and feels like it hits a brick followed by very weak breaking action.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
08/23/200338910506/23/1997
 Second failure of brake vacuum booster on 1996 gmc jimmy 4wd - actual milage 38,910. the brakes on this vehicle have never worked properly since new. i have had it to the dealership numerous times - no better.a rolling non-braking nightmare to drive !! second alternator, 4th battery, rust in automatic transmission,driver's power-window motor @ 30,000 miles his vehicle never been used off-road.*ak it is driven by an older woman to and from work, shopping, & pleasure.*ak
10/20/2001111/01/1995
 Failure of brake booster make vehicle difficult to stop was concerned until i was able to get the car to the dealer for repairs. dealer said he has seen alot of these vehicles come in with this failure.
 Brake booster went completely out, causing poor braking ability. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak
08/18/1999112/21/1995
 The power brake booster malfunctioned, causing very little braking, which may have caused a crash. same problem as the investigation # pe99024. please provide further information. *ak
1
 Vacuum brake booster leaked causing brake failure.
03/24/199901/01/1999
 This is the second jimmy i drive (too loyal for my own good.) the first one a 1995. also had a booster failure at around 40,000+ miles (luckily i was able to coast on that occasion to a full stop without causing any damage to anyone. this one a 1996 has failed, like clockwork, at 45,000 miles. *ak