Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
02052500206/01/2002634839Subject regarding revised wheel speed sensor replacement procedure. *tt10/09/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
990524001A09/01/1999990524001608388Brake lead/pull and front brake wear. *mjs11/26/1999
99052400106/01/1999865020A606765Some cab chassis, crew cab, and pickup models may exhibit a brake lead / pull and front brake wear. *tt09/02/1999

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
04/01/20034300010
 The brakes will grab very hard under light pressure and jerk the vehicle violently until they have been pressed several times at which point they start working normally. not sure if this is a caliper issue or a drum brake issue or both.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - PADS
08/10/1999607/01/1999
 Brake pads are lasting about 3000 miles the pulling to the left or right when brakes are applied. or brakes do not work at all.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
11/19/2009410001
 Brake lines rusting through; lost rear brakes first time (early 2008) and i had 2 brake lines manufactured that were of higher quality than original; this time lost front brakes - metal line started leaking rapidly; now have to replace all remaining brake lines to feel safe. suburban 2500. *tr
09/10/2008900001
 We own a 1999 gmc suburban . we are the original owners of this vehicle which has never (til this time) been in a crash. on perfectly dry pavement, the brakes malfunction while coming to a stop. it sounds and feel like the antilock brakes are pulsating and greatly reduces my braking capability which is extremely dangerous. this occurs while coming to a stop from a speed of approximately 5-10 mph. i respectfully request that an immediate repair be performed and be paid for by gm as quickly as possible. kindly contact me as soon as possible as we transport our children and other adults on many occasions. thank you in advance for your assistance. *tr
03/12/200675000106/30/1998
 I was told by the dealer, jim murphy pontiac/gmc in buffalo, ny that the speed sensors needed to be replaced on the truck. there is a service bulletin# 020525002 for this exact part. i was told my truck is not part of the recall. the vin # for my 1999 gmc suburban is 3gkfk16r6xg512310. *nm
11/07/20021511/20/1999
 1999 gmc has encountered numerous problems with brakes. brakes grab on the front wheel. *t the vehicle's brake problems range from feeling soft to locking up while parked. once the brakes failed and caused the consumer's vehicle to run through a stop sign. the vehicle has been taken tot he dealer several time. each time the dealer replaced various components but the brake problem resurfaced. *nm
06/01/200550009/04/2001
 Brakes have always felt like a mushy pedal even though vehicle is serviced. new brake components offer little help
11/22/2004206/01/2001
 Brakes failed causing an accident. the vehicle was taken to dealer for repairs, but there was no apparent problem with the brakes. three months later the brakes failed again while approaching a stop sign. again the vehicle was checked by the dealer but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. *ak *nm
06/11/200245454210/01/1998
 Repeated excessive wear on front brake pads and now on rear brake drums. we are very conservative drivers and typically get 80-100,000 miles on a set of brakes. this is our second set of front pads. we do tow heavy loads. the suburban is equipped with a heavy duty towing package . it has already had the steering gear box replaced by the dealer. the front pads have been replaced once and the rear brakes have been adjusted, also the master cylinder has been replaced by the dealer. the brakes just do not seem of sufficient capacity to stop a vehicle of this mass towing load. we've owned suburban's since 1973 so we do feel we have a degree of experience in this area. finally when the vehicle is driven at highway speeds and a bump is hit, the entire electrical system shorts out for approximately 1/6-1/5 of a second causing everything to go dark. i suspect an exposure in a wiring harness. *jb *****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis****763731
09/20/20000009/20/2000
 Weak brakes requiring excessive pedal pressure to stop vehicle. random brake pull rotating the steering wheel while braking. locking front wheels activating abs with little or no rear brake involvement.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
02/26/2009950001
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. while driving approximately 5 mph on normal road conditions, the antilock brake system engaged without assistance. the failure occurred sporadically. in addition, the stopping distance would increase during braking. there were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and they stated that the abs sensor failed. the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock), although the failures were identical. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 95,000. updated 04/15/09. *lj updated 04/16/09.*jb
01/01/200915070111/01/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. the contact experienced abs failure while driving 10 mph. he stated that the abs activates even when the road conditions are not slippery due to rain or ice. the abs engages itself whenever the vehicle is coming to a stop on dry pavement, which increases the stopping distance. he has not taken the vehicle to be inspected; however, he called the manufacturer and was informed that there was a recall that did not include his vehicle. the nhtsa campaign id number was not located in the nhtsa database. the vehicle has not yet been repaired and the contact believes that it should be included in the gmc issued recall. the current and failure mileages were 15,070. updated 02/24/09. *lj updated 02/24/09. *jb
12/01/2007925003002/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. while driving 1-5 mph, the abs activated without cause or warning when the brake pedal was depressed. as a result, the stopping distance increased. on another occasion, while driving 2 mph, the contact's wife depressed the brake pedal and the abs activated without warning and crashed into another vehicle. as of december 17, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. the dealer stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 05v379000 (service brakes, hydraulic: antilock). the failure mileage was 92,500 and current mileage was 93,000. updated 03/14/08. *lj there was damage to either vehicle, no information was exchanged.
08/01/2006950001000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. the contact stated that the antilock brakes would engage during speeds under 5 mph and a buzzing noise could be heard. a local mechanic removed and cleaned the wheel speed sensor. the contacted stated that there was a recall for the antilock brakes, however, the manufacturer stated that his vin was not included. the purchase date was unknown. the current mileage is 111,000 and failure mileage was 95,000.
03/01/200510004/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a loud noise when the brake pedal was depressed. the failure made it difficult to stop the vehicle. the road conditions were clear. the dealer stated that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. the repair was performed and no other failures have occurred. the current mileage is 100,100 and the failure mileage was unknown. updated 06/08/07. *jb
02/11/2007830003
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. the anti-lock brakes activate when attempting to apply the brakes and stop the vehicle. the vehicle was brought to a mechanic ,who replaced the front hub bearings. this vehicle was excluded from recall # 05v379000. the current mileage is 85,000, and failure mileage was 83,000. *ak
12/12/2006106000111/30/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated when the brake pedal was depressed during a low-speed braking situation, there was a vibration in the pedal which felt as if the abs had activated. after this incident there was an increased the stopping distance of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where it was determined that the abs sensor was rusted. there was a nhtsa recall # 05v379000, which pertained to the hydraulic antilock brakes. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
10/17/2006112386108/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated at low speeds when depressing the brake pedal, the abs engaged. there was a nhtsa recall, # 05v37900, regarding the antilock. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
09/22/2006130000102/10/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated while traveling 5 mph, the abs activated. there was a nhtsa recall, #05v379000 regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: antilock. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
09/05/2006118000209/11/2002
 Dt*: updated 10/17/2006 - the vehicle wheel sensor failed due to corrosion on the abs sensors. this caused the abs to active while braking at low speeds, less than 5 mph. the vehicle would travel 5-20 feet before coning to a complete stop. this is caused when the wheel sensors lose output voltage on one or more wheels which tells the controller that the wheel is locked up and releases brake pressure so it wont continue to skid. this failure has caused the consumer to hit his garage door while pulling into his driveway. the consumer has pulled the fuse on the abs system. *nm
04/10/2006101000110/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at 5 mph the abs sensors cause an increased stopping distance. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: anti-lock. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. *jb
11/01/19991000001
 Dt*: the contact stated while braking at slower speeds the abs on the vehicle activated. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000 regarding the abs. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the year of the vehicle and the state is not included. the repairs have been made and the manufacturer has been alerted.
12/28/20041318491
 1999 suburban right front rotor was replaced when rotor body separated from hub. abs has premature actuation. *ts the consumer stated he was experiencing the same abs problems as stated in the recall, however the vehicle identification number fell outside of parameters of the recall. *jb
02/17/200650000206/11/1999
 Dt*: the contact stated since purchase the front brakes failed intermittently. the vehicle required an excessive stopping distance when the brakes are damp or in the morning. the vehicle was taken to the dealership on the day of purchase, but the dealership could not determine a problem. the vehicle was taken to the dealership again, 3 years later, and there was no problem found. the front brake pads were replaced and the rotors were turned for regular maintenance. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin. updated 3/9/2006 - *nm
01/25/2006130644102/15/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated the antilock brakes engage at 6 mph. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v379000, regarding the antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the vin. the repairs have been made and the problem has not reoccurred.
12/22/2005777001004/15/2000
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 15 mph the anti-lock brakes failed without warning. this occurred during normal braking on dry roads. the vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. the dealership cleaned the speed sensors, which remedied the problem. the manufacturer was notified. the speed sensor was corroded. updated 03/17/06. *jb
11/10/2005928503806/15/1999
 1999 gmc surburban vin 3gkfk16r1xg506849 i have the know problem of anti-lock brakes being activated at low speed. i live in virginia, 5 miles from maryland and 10 miles from washington dc which are covered by a recall. i want my vehicle covered by the recall. *jb
11/05/2005670001205/02/2005
 Dt: the contact statedthere is nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 regarding the hydraulic antilock brakes. the vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the year of the vehicle.*ak
12/14/2005710004
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at slow speeds the antilock brakes engaged, results in extended stopping distance. also, the vehicle jerked when the antilock brakes engaged.*ak updated 1/25/2006 - the consumer contacted the manufacturer who claimed that the consumer vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. *nm
11/10/200525000101/22/2000
 Certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles may experience unwanted antilock brake system (abs) activation. this condition is more likely to occur in environmentally corrosive areas. this can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed brake applications, which could result in a crash. *nm
11/29/200520
 Abs failure multiple times in 2004 and 2005 due to corrosion. impacts ability to stop vehicle. there is a recall (9-4-05?) but but informed by gm that it does not apply to this vin even though it appears to match the vehicle type and problem description in recall. vehicle has required repair for the safety problem multiple times. *nm
03/31/2005112/01/1998
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v379000 concerning the anti lock brakes. this vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to vin. there have been no repairs made to the vehicle. *ak
11/15/2005600006011/01/2004
 Abs brakes activate at low speeds randomly. we have almost run into vehicles in front of us. today it happened again, and it is very scary. that is why i am filing this complaint. *nm
10/29/2005749502
 While traveling at low speed in a parking lot vehicle failed to stop as brake pedal was low and abs pump came on. vehicle came to a stop into a pile of construction concrete debris. vehicle was presented to a gmc dealer on november 3 2005 and dealer refused to perform safety recall or contact gmc to consider vehicle for repair. dealer claimed vehicle vin not in range for assistance. owner regained possession on november 3 2005 and filed complaint
08/01/200586000109/01/2002
 We became aware of a recall on chevy and gmc suv's in august. we were having trouble with our brakes and just assumed it was time to have them looked at. in the following days, the problem got worse. we were unable to stop when necessary. it was as if i slowed down to stop, the abs brakes would thump and the car would continue to go forward. our trustworthy mechanic new of the recall and also assumed our car was involved. it was the same exact problem that was reported in the news and on the internet. however, when i contacted gmc, they said our car was not affected. that is absolutely wrong. they told me that in some cases they make exceptions, but we would not qualify. their reasons were ridiculous and insulting , in addition to the fact that the people i spoke to were very rude. i did not make up the problem. it existed , we fixed it , and they need to reimburse us. it was very costly. *jb
09/01/200587292109/25/2002
 Dt:the contact complained about an abs problem. nhtsa recall 05v379000/gmc recall 05068 was issued, but this vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin although the consumer experienced the same problem as mentioned in the recall. the vehicle has been fixed at contact's expense. *ak when the consumer went to slow down, the abs would activate and the vehicle would not stop right away. updated 11/29/05. *jb
08/01/2005125000104/01/2001
 Dt: the contact stated there was a recall for the brakes on certain gmc vehicles, but this vehicle was not included. when applying the brakes the vehicle will not come to a complete stop. this only happened when he driving at slower speeds. when applying the brakes the abs will activate. the abs light was not illuminating and the rotors were not warped. a local mechanic inspected the vehicle, and said there was something wrong with the abs. the mechanic did not specify the exact problem of the abs. the dealer and manufacturer stated there was a recall, but this model was not included.*ak update 11/30/2005 - there is a recall for 1999 gmc trucks but not suburbans. *nm
10/10/20059000010012/29/2001
 Anti lock brakes on 1999 gmc suburban at low speeds do not want to stop the vehicle as intended. increased slow speed braking. *jb
09/12/200582000106/15/1998
 1999 gmc suburban slt 1500 4wd. failure of abs brake system sensors. this vehicle has 82000 easy miles on it, the problem is intermittent and ongoing. i read that this was a subject of a recall in canada, why not for usa? *nm
02/14/20026000010002/15/2000
 1999 gmc suburban abs brakes fail to stop vehicle at slow speeds and when on inclines leading to a stop sign or traffic signal. as a result an accident occurred. nothing was done because my mechanic said that the brakes are good and there was nothing wrong with them. *jb
07/17/2005975009904/28/1999
 The anit-lock brakes on my 1999 gmc suburban 4x4 come on every time i coast to a slow stop, making stopping a very tricky situation. i have to anticipate this happening and allow extra stopping distance. i was researching what might be the problem when i came across the may 27th, 2005 article in the detroit news auto insider authored by jeff plungis of the detroit news washinton bureau, in which my exact problem was described. i have not taken my vehicle to a gm dealer yet, but i did have it looked at at a tire store and they said the brake pads and rotors themselves are in good condition and are not causing the issue. this happens every time i drive the vehicle and appeats to be getting worse.
07/06/2003527001207/03/2003
 Dt: can't stop the vehicle, and you have to stand on the brake pedal goes to the floor, and you have to pump the brake manually to get it to hold. had the brake problem since july 2, 2003. had been in contact with manufacturer, and they said to keep the records for reimburstment, in cause there is a recall. they have replaced the brakes 10-12 times. the antilock is not kicking in. *ak
05/04/20052
 1999 gmc c 1500 suburban with brake fade. this suburban has had all new brake pads x2, new master brake components, and still has issues with stopping at lower speeds. mechanics say vehicle acting normally when checked. we have, and are still experiancing intermitant brake fade that makes it questionable if the vehicle will stop at a red light or stop signs when traveling on rural roads at speeds of approximatly 15 - 35 mph. i would like to make sure that you include the c1500 gmc suburban in your list of sport utility vehicles. i do not see it mentioned in the information currently in print.
01/01/2004100011/20/1998
 I have experienced problems with the abs on my 1999 gmc suburban. the problems are exactly as described in nhtsa action #pe05020. i have not had an accident, but the problem occurs numerous times daily when i am slowing to a stop. sometimes the abs will activate when my foot is not touching the brake petal. my mechanic has confirmed (via his computer diagnostics) that the abs will activate without a brake switch detection.
08/02/20041
 Consumer was driving 25 mph and suddenly applied the brakes to avoid rear ending another vehicle from a panic stop and the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the consumers vehicle made slight rear contact with other vehicle, but swerved and rolled on top of the sidewalk. consumer was told by a mechanic that the vehicle did not have full stopping ability. also, that the brakes system was changed in the 2000 vehicles. *ak *tc
10/21/19998500508/03/1999
 Repeated total brake failure when quickly and forcefully applying brakes. brakes pull or lead when hot. one accident, four brake failures, constant brake pulling. vehicle taken to dealer five times and they only adjust the brakes.*ak
07/22/200375000204/12/1999
 1999 gmc suburban, driving down highway slowed to turn into rest stop, applied brakes, pedal went to the floor, steering was difficult, almost went into the ditch, then everything ok. brake pedal pressure has always been soft - getting worse. this also happened at slow speed in parking lot - pumped brakes then ok. *ak
02/02/200328069107/22/2001
 Brake and abs unsafe and in for chronic repairs. have owned vehicle for less then a year when problem started. rotors cracked due to excessive heat. had heavy duty rotors put on. in the rain, abs locked...near miss of an accident. within weeks had back in for repairs due to excessive wear...was informed of gmc bulletin regarding brakes. took to dealer to check brakes and abs. had proportioning valve put in and rear brakes replaced. then had to replace front rotors again due to wear..all within 2-3 months. then abs light came on, and abs staring locking intermittently on its own. there is a leak at the master cylinder. the proportioning valve was just installed 12 days ago! we left it at the service center at the dealer (its a sunday)! too scared to drive with my preschooler in the car! the vehicle only has 42k! *jb
04/17/2002106/01/2098
 Have owned '90gmc c1500 p/u & '99 gmc c1500 suburban in past 12 years; both vehicles have had same problems w/ front brake pull/wear; suspension; brake pipes; engine/trans. hesitation, hang....; corroded + battery cables, batteries; leaking hvac ducts; and on & on. how in the world does 12+/- years of documented brake problems across vehicle lines/models not warrant a massive recall and/or compensation to owners for obviously faulty engineering, materials, etc.....????!!!! i suppose the ford/firestone problems took precedence? can you say class action??*ak
04/17/2002106/01/2098
 Have owned '90gmc c1500 p/u & '99 gmc c1500 suburban in past 12 years; both vehicles have had same problems w/ front brake pull/wear; suspension; brake pipes; engine/trans. hesitation, hang....; corroded + battery cables, batteries; leaking hvac ducts; and on & on. how in the world does 12+/- years of documented brake problems across vehicle lines/models not warrant a massive recall and/or compensation to owners for obviously faulty engineering, materials, etc.....????!!!! i suppose the ford/firestone problems took precedence? can you say class action??*ak
02/05/2002
 Ongoing problem, when brakes are applied on an incline, it there is a loud twanging noise, and extended stopping distance. vehicle been to dealer on two occasions, but problem stilloccurring. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
07/01/2002
 Vehicle pulls left and right when brakes are applied. it has caused vehicle to run light, and there was extended stopping distance. problem has gotten worse each time after being fixed. also, brake pads contiinued to have excessive wear, reason unknown. dealer was notified. please provide more information.*ak
06/05/2002210/01/2098
 Have had ongoing problems with the braking system of this vehicle, can provide copies of all failures. *ak
03/01/2001
 When braking at any speed pedal went almost to floor resulting in extended braking distance.on 2 may 2002, consumer applied brake and due to extended braking distance, rearended another vehicle. damage to vehicle was $ 5000.00, vehicle has not been inspected by dealer.*ak
 Three sets of pads wore out, and currently going on fourth set of pads in 41,000 miles. this will effect stopping distance on front brakes. vehicle was operating fine before taken in for a routine check up. please provide information. *ak
04/29/1999304/01/1999
 I have had 3 sets of brakes. now they are worn again, 32,000 miles, with cracked rotors. dealer will not fix.
08/28/20010
 At any speed when applying brakes vehicle grinds and pulls to left. consumer has a ant-ilock braking system. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
06/08/2001
 While traveling at approximately 10 mph in traffic power assisted steering pump failed, forcing the consumer to pull off to side of road. consumer stated that braking system also ran through this steering pump, and should be under separate systems. dealership has examined vehicle, and was repairing this problem. please provide any additional information/attachments.*ak
05/08/20015005/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
611/01/1998
 Suburban purchased and driven without trouble until 4-99. taken to ray skillman dealership with notation that the vehicle pulls right when braking. dealer replaced both front rotors and both front brake pads. car initially improved but with progressive return of problem. taken to bill estes dealership, 4105 west 96th street, indianapolis, indiana, 46268 (phone 317-872-3315) the next five times for repair of problem. on 6 oct 2000, with 50,299 miles (still under extended factory waranty), the estes shop documented the brake problem. the car would, and still does, change lanes to the right--one lane in 3 seconds at mild to moderate braking at 50 mph. estes r&r both front caliper assemblies, brake fluid, caliper assemblies, and hoses. didn't work. taken back to estes on 27 october 2000. problem again documented. estes replaced brke valve combination. didn't work. taken back to estes 11 december 2000. problem again documented by shop. estes replaced both rotors and pads. didn't work. car next taken to estes on 7 march 2001 (58,231 miles) and problem again documented by repair shop. estes replaced the brake pads on the front. didn't work. car taken back for repair of the same ongoing problem on 16 march 2001 with 58,514 miles. problem again documented by repair shop. estes r&r front right caliper assembly. caliper boot split see pat on time to be flagged for 304 bled 4wal abs brakes resurfaced rear drums, sanded & serviced. rear shoes corrected . caliper to knuckle clearance replaced. right front caliper swatted. pads lt to rt sides. didn't work. car still pulls to right with braking, but worse now. car taken into estes on 18 april 2001 with 60,005 miles (had less than 60,000 of course when appointment was made, but delayed). estes documented brake pull. no charge. brakes and front suspension. veg has brake drift to the right. karl has talk to cust and explain the problem. i am the customer and karl said that they didn't have a clue .*ak
 While applying brakes pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. dealer has replaced brake system.*ak
 When applying brakes vehicle pulls to right or left, cause unknown. please give any further details. *ak
07/09/2000300003/01/1999
 Vehicle pulls to one direction upon braking...dealer has been unable to assertain the problem.they have called a service representative from gmc from the northeast region office and he is unable to located the problem..this has been going on since july'00.the vehicle is now at the dealer( 7th time) and gmc is working in conjuction with their engineers to make repairs.they keep on blaming firestone (tires) for all the trouble.*ak (tiresize: 245r17)( dot number: tire size: 245r17 )
04/29/1999704/01/1999
 Brakes are unable to be repaired, have had 3 complete sets. still not fixed.*ak
10/18/1999109/16/1999
 Consumer's car was pulling to right and braking to left. took to dealer, and and they aligned front end, and did repairs on brakes and knuckles. *ak the steering wheel wobbles when the vehicle comes to a stop. there was wind noise from right side of the vehicle. the engine idles rough due to dirty injectors. the vehicle vibrates at speeds of 80-90 mph due to bent wheel. the vehicle would not start due to a weak battery. the steering moans when turning due to failure of evo sensor on steering column. *yh
405/01/1998
 As of today, this is the 3rd time i am getting the brakes changed on this vehicle. there is no excessive downhill driving that i do to cause excessive wear on the brakes. *ak
12/05/2000407/01/1999
 Brake problem is ongoing problem,dealer admits problem, states unable to fix. now refuses to cover . also pulls left & right when braking. unsafe brake system since late 90's .manufactures should be made to change system out free. you shouldn't need new pads at every oil change.
08/15/2000107/01/1999
 Had panic stop- brake pedal went to floor would not skid tires and did not activate abs. *ak
10/18/2000308/01/1999
 Severe brake pull that has not been corrected, resulting in dangerous situation. brake assembly has been replace 3 times. both dealer and manufacturer now refuse to take further efforts to correct this problem. *ak
11/18/2000612/01/1998
 Reported to local dealer, they cannot fix unless we bring in when wet. vehicle still under warranty. abs locks up when wet and backing up. (dot number: n/a tiresize: n/a)
04/29/1999304/01/1999
 I have had 3 sets of brakes. now they are worn again, 32,000 miles, with cracked rotors. dealer will not fix.
02/28/1999802/01/1999
 I have tried to resolve this with san bernadino gmc and inland valley gmc. no satisfaction yet. brakes go out on an average of 5000-6000 miles. now, gmc will not warranty them any longer because of my problems. steering wheel noise has got better but not fixed yet. had this since i have had the vehicle. vibrating in rear end, occures after warm. continouse problem.*ak
11/17/1999611/01/1999
 We have reported excessive brake wear and pulling to the manufacturer. when brakes are applied, vehicle pulls sharply to left lane. dealer has replaced pads and rotors and calipers six times in 10,000 miles. other owners are experiencing same problems. manufacturer rep says to just pull harder on steering wheel. we have also contacted better business bureau for buyback. gm service managers tell us this is manufacturing problem and cannot be corrected. *ak
01/01/1999611/10/1998
 When brakes are applied vehicle pulls to the left, resulting in extended stopping distance. dealer has inspected vehicle. *ak still the rear brakes do not hold and left front brakes lock up causing vehicle to pull to the left. *yh
07/16/1999105/01/1998
 Rear axle fell off of the vehicle while driving on a major freeway. when the axle fell off we lost complete braking capability. the vehicle was just released to us from the dealership for repairs to the same parts under warranty. this was the fifth time it was repaired under warranty for the same parts that failed. *ak
10/10/199910/22/1999
 Every time vehicle is driven with the headlights on, headlights flicker on and go off. vehicle has been taken to the dealership four times in a six-month period. dealer was not able to fix the problem. also, doors are warped/engine runs rough/replaced differential/brakes are locking up. *ak
12/01/199907/15/1999
 Abs brakes are locking up in wet conditions, and front brakes have completely worn out within 10,000 miles. owner has taken in vehicle 5 times to 2 different dealers, but problem still exists. *ak *ml
 While driving and applying brakes, vehicle pulled either right or left. contacted dealer and manufacturer, and they were not able to help. this has happened five times. *ak
03/15/20000
 While driving experienced problems with abs brakes and master cylinder . *ak
03/07/200010/30/1999
 Intermittently when the brakes are applied under normal conditions vehicle pulls either to the left or right. dealer has attempted to correct the problem. manufacturer has been notified, and agreed to trade vehicle back under the lemon law. *ak *ml
10/21/1999208/01/1999
 Applied brakes and pedal went to the floor. no pulsing action, no braking. struck two veh in front of me. *ak
10/01/1998
 Fuel pump has been replaced two times due to loud noises. also, transmission was replaced because it did not shift gears automatically, rough switch. abs brakes did not operate properly, causing extended stopping distance. in addition, two tires replaced in the rear due to vibration of vehicle. dealer contacted, and are attempting to remedy the problems that exist. provide further information. *ak
11/20/1999203/01/1999
 My suburban is experiencing loss of brakes. this is an intermittent problem that has happened 2 times. there is complete loss of all brake power/pressure when this happens. it has bee reported through internet bulletin boards this has happened on more than one vehicle. the gmc corp. will not replace any parts to fix the problem since it will not fail when brought to the dealer. *ak
11/10/1999
 Whenever t abs brakes wer applied, vehicle would be pulling to the right. had taken vehicle to dealer & the mechanic swapped the rotors & the tires. also the right front calipers were swapped. *ak
07/01/19992
 Ongoing problem with abs system; whenever brakes are applied hard, they cause vehicle to wander. dealer notified on two occasions, and problem cannot be resolved. seeking help from nhtsa in this matter before an accident occurs. *ak
03/01/1999
 The braking system has always been slow, ie..when trying to stop, i can push, and push and the car wont stop. when stopped at a light, the burb will jump my foot does not leave the pedal, nor do i release any pressure from the brakes. the vehicle was serviced, and i was informed there was nothing wrong with the brakes, and the jumping was caused by the transmission trying to make up pressure when the air conditioning was running. well, now my brakes squeel like a banshee, and im still jumping when stopped, wether my airconditioning is on or off. i almost hit the car in front of me today, while i was stopped at a light,
03/01/1999
 The braking system has always been slow, ie..when trying to stop, i can push, and push and the car wont stop. when stopped at a light, the burb will jump my foot does not leave the pedal, nor do i release any pressure from the brakes. the vehicle was serviced, and i was informed there was nothing wrong with the brakes, and the jumping was caused by the transmission trying to make up pressure when the air conditioning was running. well, now my brakes squeel like a banshee, and im still jumping when stopped, wether my airconditioning is on or off. i almost hit the car in front of me today, while i was stopped at a light,
08/26/1999112/01/1998
 Vehicle was moving on the interstate while at 65 mph on cruise control. the automatic gear shift column was struck by the passenger and the transmission was sent into reverse. this action caused the brakes to lockup and the control mechanical lock on the wheel column was locked into a right hand turn with no way to control the vehicle. the vehilce started to skid out of control and then proceeded to roll over three times. all occupants were in saftey belts except my daughter who was int the back seat asleep. the vehicle was totally destroyed. it took resecue crews to remove myself the driver and daughter who was trapped in the back. we were transported via ambulance to a local hospital. all five passengers were released with only minor bruises and cuts. i would like to find out why the steering column lock and why a safety feature is not provided to keep the transmission from being accidently put into reverse while the vehicle is traveling in drive. please help me find a solution to this potential problem. *ak
 When the brakes are applied vehicle pulls to the left or the right, and under slippery or wet conditions the pull is harder. dealer has been contacted, and has worked on them six times. *ak
 When the brakes are applied the vehicle pulls to the left. dealer and manufacturer have been notified. *ak
11/03/1998
 Abs brake problems; when applying the brakes under normal conditions on wet roads, truck does not slow down and continues to forward motion. when the road is dry there is alot of vibration coming from the front of the truck. the truck bounces like it does not want to stop. the dealer was not able to duplicate this problem. please provide any further details. *ak
04/05/19992404/21/1999
 While driving about 30mph and and applying brakes, car lunged forward. no brake pressure.contacted dealer. *ak
04/19/1999
 I lost track of brake failures. the tires wear excessively and need balancing and rotation. there is a vibration from the gas pedal, but nothing is found. the better business bureau resulted in an unsatisfactory offer - i have to pay to clear the title to have the car taken back. no other '99 is like ours to replace it. *ak
07/20/1998105/01/1998
 The a/c stunk; i felt insecure with the brakes soft most times.twice we drove 45 mi. to midway and they did not take the vehicle in, gmc said to go to nearest dealer.
07/30/199805/01/1998
 Separate 14 incidents are reported on 2 complaints. state farm auto was informed, contacted repaired at coulter gmc and got abs fixed. 2 weeks is max brakes work. *ak
 Intermittently when brake pedal is applied abs kick in at very low speeds. dealer has replaced the brakes. *ak
01/21/19995
 When brakes are applied vehicle would pull either to right or left into ongoing traffic. the vehicle was taken to dealer 5 different times for this problem. mechanic could not find anything wrong with brakes. *ak *et
08/03/1998105/01/1999
 Abs brakes fail intermittently, when they do work vehicle pulls, not able to rectify. *yc
06/01/199804/01/1998
 No summary provider by consumer.
10/01/1998405/27/1998
 Abs brake failure. also, front disc brakes and rear brake drums failed.also, vehicle pulls to left and then right.
08/21/1998
 If driving at hwy speed and began to brake, the vehicle will pull to the right. after taking off from a stop the brakes are binding, and there are abnormal noises and vibration. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
11/27/200790000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. while driving approximately 15 mph the anti lock braking light illuminated and shut off the anti lock brake system. two years ago the failure occurred intermittently and is currently more frequent. the dealer replaced the speed sensor hubs prior to the recall at the owners expense. the dealer also diagnosed the failure on 12 18 09 and stated that the speed sensors needed to be cleaned and resealed. the dealer confirmed that recall # 05068 is directly related to the failure; however, the vin is not a part of the recall. the contact was quoted $300 to repair the vehicle. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.
04/22/2009110000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1999 gmc suburban. while driving at low speeds ranging from approximately 20 to 25 mph and braking, the antilock brake system engaged. the failure has become progressively worse and increased his stopping distance. the failure occurred intermittently for one year and has not been diagnosed by a dealer. the failure mileage was 110,000.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
07/04/1999205/01/1998
 No summary
04/09/1999105/01/1998
 Applied brakes to stop at intersection and brakes failed, brake pedal was pumped twice and both times the pedal traveled to the floor with no response. stopped car by hitting car in front of me in traffic and jamming transmission in to park. *mjs
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DIFFERENTIAL PROPORTIONAL VALVE
09/06/2000410/01/1999
 I've had this vehicle in for brake repairs at least 6 times since i bought it. it now has 26,500 miles. the brakes have been replaced 4 times, master cylinder replaced, proportioning valve replaced, and right side caliper replaced. i have also had the following replaced: motor pulley, a/c compressor, tie rod, idler arm, pitman arm, coil in steering column, main belt, front differential gasket. every time i take it in to the dealer, it seems that i am a pest........i will never own another gmc product, and i am seeking legal advice for a possible manufacturer buyback. *aik
02/01/1999410/18/1998
 On 4 separate occassions consumer has had to take vehicle in for excessive grinding noise from rear brakes when coming to a stop, also there was leaking proportioning valve that caused premature wear to rear brakes. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
04/17/2002106/01/2098
 Have owned '90gmc c1500 p/u & '99 gmc c1500 suburban in past 12 years; both vehicles have had same problems w/ front brake pull/wear; suspension; brake pipes; engine/trans. hesitation, hang....; corroded + battery cables, batteries; leaking hvac ducts; and on & on. how in the world does 12+/- years of documented brake problems across vehicle lines/models not warrant a massive recall and/or compensation to owners for obviously faulty engineering, materials, etc.....????!!!! i suppose the ford/firestone problems took precedence? can you say class action??*ak
04/17/2002106/01/2098
 Have owned '90gmc c1500 p/u & '99 gmc c1500 suburban in past 12 years; both vehicles have had same problems w/ front brake pull/wear; suspension; brake pipes; engine/trans. hesitation, hang....; corroded + battery cables, batteries; leaking hvac ducts; and on & on. how in the world does 12+/- years of documented brake problems across vehicle lines/models not warrant a massive recall and/or compensation to owners for obviously faulty engineering, materials, etc.....????!!!! i suppose the ford/firestone problems took precedence? can you say class action??*ak
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 Brakes would squeak and make a grinding noise. front end would shake. brake pad had worn to metal on one side. pads and rotors were replaced numerous times. contacted dealer.*ak consumer states that the brake pads are being replaced about every 18000 miles. *jb
09/06/2000410/01/1999
 I've had this vehicle in for brake repairs at least 6 times since i bought it. it now has 26,500 miles. the brakes have been replaced 4 times, master cylinder replaced, proportioning valve replaced, and right side caliper replaced. i have also had the following replaced: motor pulley, a/c compressor, tie rod, idler arm, pitman arm, coil in steering column, main belt, front differential gasket. every time i take it in to the dealer, it seems that i am a pest........i will never own another gmc product, and i am seeking legal advice for a possible manufacturer buyback. *aik
611/01/1998
 Suburban purchased and driven without trouble until 4-99. taken to ray skillman dealership with notation that the vehicle pulls right when braking. dealer replaced both front rotors and both front brake pads. car initially improved but with progressive return of problem. taken to bill estes dealership, 4105 west 96th street, indianapolis, indiana, 46268 (phone 317-872-3315) the next five times for repair of problem. on 6 oct 2000, with 50,299 miles (still under extended factory waranty), the estes shop documented the brake problem. the car would, and still does, change lanes to the right--one lane in 3 seconds at mild to moderate braking at 50 mph. estes r&r both front caliper assemblies, brake fluid, caliper assemblies, and hoses. didn't work. taken back to estes on 27 october 2000. problem again documented. estes replaced brke valve combination. didn't work. taken back to estes 11 december 2000. problem again documented by shop. estes replaced both rotors and pads. didn't work. car next taken to estes on 7 march 2001 (58,231 miles) and problem again documented by repair shop. estes replaced the brake pads on the front. didn't work. car taken back for repair of the same ongoing problem on 16 march 2001 with 58,514 miles. problem again documented by repair shop. estes r&r front right caliper assembly. caliper boot split see pat on time to be flagged for 304 bled 4wal abs brakes resurfaced rear drums, sanded & serviced. rear shoes corrected . caliper to knuckle clearance replaced. right front caliper swatted. pads lt to rt sides. didn't work. car still pulls to right with braking, but worse now. car taken into estes on 18 april 2001 with 60,005 miles (had less than 60,000 of course when appointment was made, but delayed). estes documented brake pull. no charge. brakes and front suspension. veg has brake drift to the right. karl has talk to cust and explain the problem. i am the customer and karl said that they didn't have a clue .*ak
04/29/1999704/01/1999
 Brakes are unable to be repaired, have had 3 complete sets. still not fixed.*ak
11/17/1999611/01/1999
 We have reported excessive brake wear and pulling to the manufacturer. when brakes are applied, vehicle pulls sharply to left lane. dealer has replaced pads and rotors and calipers six times in 10,000 miles. other owners are experiencing same problems. manufacturer rep says to just pull harder on steering wheel. we have also contacted better business bureau for buyback. gm service managers tell us this is manufacturing problem and cannot be corrected. *ak
12/01/199907/15/1999
 Abs brakes are locking up in wet conditions, and front brakes have completely worn out within 10,000 miles. owner has taken in vehicle 5 times to 2 different dealers, but problem still exists. *ak *ml
 Vehicle has defective transmission/ engine, transaxle,ring and pinion,gear/engine bearing/brake booster/ front brake pads and calipers,and suspension.consumer feels vehicle was poorly manufactured, especially when pulling trailor or with load. please provide further information. *ak
11/10/1999
 Whenever t abs brakes wer applied, vehicle would be pulling to the right. had taken vehicle to dealer & the mechanic swapped the rotors & the tires. also the right front calipers were swapped. *ak
09/07/1999305/01/1998
 Rotors were turned repeatedly. we saved the old ones incase they were metallurgically defective. the oil leaked occurred when towing was planned. gmc has offered to repurchase the vehicle. the a/c turnes on and off, but i forgot when the leak was fixed.
07/30/199805/01/1998
 Separate 14 incidents are reported on 2 complaints. state farm auto was informed, contacted repaired at coulter gmc and got abs fixed. 2 weeks is max brakes work. *ak
08/12/199810004/01/1998
 When applying brakes vehical pulls to the left. brakes wear out early. steering wheels shakes.
10/01/1998405/27/1998
 Abs brake failure. also, front disc brakes and rear brake drums failed.also, vehicle pulls to left and then right.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
07/01/2002
 Vehicle pulls left and right when brakes are applied. it has caused vehicle to run light, and there was extended stopping distance. problem has gotten worse each time after being fixed. also, brake pads contiinued to have excessive wear, reason unknown. dealer was notified. please provide more information.*ak
 Primature wear brake of brake pads, resulting in exteded stopping distance. dealer has been notified. *ak
 Three sets of pads wore out, and currently going on fourth set of pads in 41,000 miles. this will effect stopping distance on front brakes. vehicle was operating fine before taken in for a routine check up. please provide information. *ak
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 Brakes would squeak and make a grinding noise. front end would shake. brake pad had worn to metal on one side. pads and rotors were replaced numerous times. contacted dealer.*ak consumer states that the brake pads are being replaced about every 18000 miles. *jb
02/10/2000204/01/1999
 Inboard pads wore down to metal while outboard pads with ware detectors not worn down. first set gone at 14,000 second set at 32,000. calipers seem to hang-up and overheat rotors.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
09/01/200410002404/21/1999
 Consumer was concerned that the front rotors wore out prematurely. vehicle had 6-8 sets of front rotors replaced within five years. this was due to warped/out of round rotors.*ak
04/29/1999304/01/1999
 I have had 3 sets of brakes. now they are worn again, 32,000 miles, with cracked rotors. dealer will not fix.
06/24/2001209/01/1999
 Excessive brake wear- rotors replaced @13,000 miles and 2nd second set 28,000 miles. *ak
09/25/2000
 Disc brake rotors were warped. there was a lot of wobbling in steering wheel after applying brakes. took vehicle to dealer & informed by mechanic that front disc brakes were warped badly & needed to be replaced.*ak
04/29/1999304/01/1999
 I have had 3 sets of brakes. now they are worn again, 32,000 miles, with cracked rotors. dealer will not fix.
08/13/1999402/14/1999
 Vehicle's brakes wore out several times, dealer discovered the worn brake pads were ocurring because the hub on the front left brake was warped and this vehicle must have left the factory with the warped hub. *slc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
02/01/1999410/18/1998
 On 4 separate occassions consumer has had to take vehicle in for excessive grinding noise from rear brakes when coming to a stop, also there was leaking proportioning valve that caused premature wear to rear brakes. *jb
03/01/19992510/01/1998
 Rear brakes dangerously lock up when wet---dealer has failed to positively respont when nomerous complaints were registered with them!!!!
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - DRUM
10/01/1998405/27/1998
 Abs brake failure. also, front disc brakes and rear brake drums failed.also, vehicle pulls to left and then right.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
07/04/199907/01/1998
 Rear shoes oil soaked from leaking axle seals, all brakes worn down.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
07/27/2001169131
 The right rear transmission seal broke twice and leaked fluid onto the rear brake. this resulted in loss of braking ability. the positive battery terminal leaked acid and caused the battery tray to rust *mr *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
08/12/2002208/01/2099
 For a brand new suburban i don't feel it should be having major part problems. no safety defect listed. *ak
06/05/2002210/01/2098
 Have had ongoing problems with the braking system of this vehicle, can provide copies of all failures. *ak
09/06/2000410/01/1999
 I've had this vehicle in for brake repairs at least 6 times since i bought it. it now has 26,500 miles. the brakes have been replaced 4 times, master cylinder replaced, proportioning valve replaced, and right side caliper replaced. i have also had the following replaced: motor pulley, a/c compressor, tie rod, idler arm, pitman arm, coil in steering column, main belt, front differential gasket. every time i take it in to the dealer, it seems that i am a pest........i will never own another gmc product, and i am seeking legal advice for a possible manufacturer buyback. *aik
03/15/20000
 While driving experienced problems with abs brakes and master cylinder . *ak
 1, seal on master cylinder is leaking brake fluid .master cynlinder has been replaced twice. 2, side mirrors vibrate excessively, resulting in poor visibility.please provide further information. *ak
07/04/1999205/01/1998
 No summary
07/20/1998105/01/1998
 The a/c stunk; i felt insecure with the brakes soft most times.twice we drove 45 mi. to midway and they did not take the vehicle in, gmc said to go to nearest dealer.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
07/29/2003500001801/15/2000
 Door acuators faulty. power steering pump replaced. fuel guage faulty. security system overrides starter which does not allow the vehicle to be started. we have had the vehicle serviced three times for door actuators as we were told this is what was causing security system to shut down vehicle. this did not solve the problem. gmc national service center was not helpful. they did not return calls or set-up special service appointment at local dealer as they promised. there are several incident dates of when we could not start our vehicle. will use july 29th as one date, unable to start vehicle while on summer vacation in lake tahoe area. if this happens during real emergency it would be unfortunate.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - VACUUM
 Vehicle has defective transmission/ engine, transaxle,ring and pinion,gear/engine bearing/brake booster/ front brake pads and calipers,and suspension.consumer feels vehicle was poorly manufactured, especially when pulling trailor or with load. please provide further information. *ak