GM Expands Recall to Fix Truck, SUV B...

GM Expands Recall to Fix Truck, SUV Brakes

There are 82 comments on the Consumeraffairs.com story from Dec 23, 2005, titled GM Expands Recall to Fix Truck, SUV Brakes. In it, Consumeraffairs.com reports that:

General Motors is expanding a recall of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to include another 553,000 vehicles because of potential problems with brakes.

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Clark Z

Roseau, MN

#62 Mar 31, 2009
2002 Silverado. I had an accident involving the ABS brake misfiring while approaching a stop sign in December 2005. They expanded the recall to my state 3 days after the accident. The road was dry, but the ABS kept firing and prevented the transmission from disengaging. It took me right into another car at about 5 MPH. GM paid for 80% of the total claim. I should have just taken it out of gear and I could have coasted to a stop with plenty of room to spare. The brakes were totally redone during the recall (new pads and the rotors turned due to heavy corrosion). In the spring of 2007, the breaks started failing again. I took it back to the dealer and was told the rotors needed to be totally replaced due to corrosion. Now in the spring of 2009, it is back in the shop. Rotors are so corroded that they must all be replaced again. I understand needing new brake pads every two years, but not new rotors. The parts are all Genuine GM and guaranteed to fail prematurely. Believe it, it is very real and very dangerous.
rex racer

Naperville, IL

#63 Apr 8, 2009
GM vehicles affected by the recall include the Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs. The GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected. All the vehicles are from the 1999-2002 model years.

Is this recall still being honored ? I justb ought a 1999 Suburban but have not noticed any problems with it
Lisa

Las Vegas, NV

#64 Jun 3, 2009
I have had a problem with my 2004 GMC Envoy while tryng to stop my truck sometime will accelerate and lunge forward. Has any one else had a problem like this?
C Procopio

Liverpool, NY

#65 Jul 18, 2009
I have a 2004 Chevy Suburban. The front bumper is full of rust pits. The rest of the vehicle is fine. Is there a recall on this?
Jim Stanley

Columbus, OH

#66 Jul 5, 2011
I have a 2003 Avalanche Z71. Aside from countless front suspension problems, I have the brake probs. too. One pad is to the metal, other is at 75%, etc. Best fix I've found is to grind out the channels in the pads just a bit. Aftermarkets just aren't the same as OEM, and the track grease wears off QUICK. If you take a 1/4 in. grinding wheel on an angle grinder to the channels, the pads slide more freely, hence wear more evenly.
Carl Eisler

Huntingtown, MD

#67 Sep 13, 2011
This is about the break lines on a 2002 Sierra Short Bed 4 wheel drive crew cab 1500 hd GM truck. The line burst open and when I checked it I found a lot of holes in the line and my drive way full of break fluid. It's on the driver side, where the lines go into the abs controll box. Three people in my neighborhood have the same problem. Why hasen't this problem been addresed by GM and a recall for the brake line problem put into place. The local dealer didn't know anything about our problem, but I was able to go on line and find several other GM owners who experienced a failure.
Bill H

Big Rapids, MI

#68 Apr 1, 2014
My 02 Avalanche just blew out the rear supply line for the brakes. Is there anything I can do besides paying out the big bucks?
jojucruz

Norristown, PA

#69 Jul 19, 2014
03 av had abs module replaced back in 05, rotors, emergency brakes, pads sticking on shims, o2 sensors gone bad, replced cats 2x since I had it , airbag light, fuel pump done, hub bearings bad, theres rust on fuel lines, brake lines and of course keep having soft brake pedal still. Always being careful not to follow close to others just in case the brakes fail on me, in case the abs decides to do its work. And to top it rust on rocker panels , noticed how thin the metal is and poor paint job it has . And the only recall I get is for stupid blower relay that I replaced myself 4x. Yeah, its been an experience. Thx GM for your fine product that has cost me more 50k$.
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begeiled

Saint Petersburg, FL

#70 Jul 29, 2014
I am a professional mechanic & have a 03 silverado z71 & I have noticed that most ALL 2000 & newer chev. 4x4 w/ vacuum power brakes have a spongy pedal feel at lower speeds. At 80 mph brakes work great. At slower speeds 20-30 mph spongy, weak stopping.( 2 wd trucks don't seem to be affected by this...) It is in the abs programming/unit. Put high friction GG rated pads on & the brakes work much better. The factory pad is ceramic. Use Akebono ASP Pads or EBC yellow truck pads. EBC works great but down side is very dusty & somewhat harsh on the rotors. Both pads are not cheap, but stopping is worth every penny. This I know from personal experience from my truck. Many complaints of low speed collisions from gm owners. I can't believe GM hasn't issued a recall over this. I'm sure this situation doesn't meet FMVSS 135.
GlenRad

Pleasanton, CA

#71 Sep 10, 2014
I bought a new 04 Avalanche in 2003. While they recalled the dashboard due to tach and speedo issues, and the air bag wire near the driver door has a reisitance issue that shows a airbag service needed on the dash,, the truck has been wonderful. It is a 5.3 liter 4 wheel drive with original brakes and pads. I am thinking somethings wrong as I have 125K miles on it and no real issues. GM did good by me. Oh, I did replace 4 Wrangler stocj ATS tires at 82K. And a turn signal bulb at 112K. SO I'm gonna drive it to about 250K miles and get a new one then.
Peter bernard

Wakefield, MA

#72 Jan 6, 2015
Hello I have a2003 gmc 2500 hd 4x4
Wih 117k I did the front pads.rotors about nov and used ac delco durostop parts,everything has been fine till recently.after driving about 1 day or 2 days and about 5 miles
The truck feels like something is holding the truck back,and I got a burning smell,the a tech at worked
Checked it said it was the front calipers and hoses especially the left front. Well just replaced both sides this past Saturday and 3/4 of way home they lock again,I had to put in 4x4low for about a mile till I could pull over and asses the problem.
Once I did that both rotors were red
Glow and once I started pressing
Down on brake really hard it released
And was able to drive home.once home checked fluid was low filled res and seems ok, my question is
???wtf is going on???could it be a hydro boost?? Although this was replaced a few years ago as a recall item I'm totally stumped please
Help what can I do
grnbfan

Chesapeake, VA

#73 Jun 8, 2016
I have a 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali. I am having problems with the front brakes becoming extremely hot and even had the brakes completely lock up. It has been in the shop going on a 4th time. The rotors, pads, calipers, hoses, master cylinder and brake booster have been replaced. I drive it about 50 miles and all 4 brakes locked completely up. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this
Avray

Boulder, CO

#74 Jul 3, 2016
Ajo wrote:
They are all made in Mexico. What do you expect..
What are implying by saying they are made in Mexico, what do you expect. This is run by stupid greedy Americans
Employing mexican people at the lowest wages
They can get away with. Mexicans only do what they are told to do.
Jolene

United States

#75 Jul 5, 2016
Bas and brake says cannot be resolved with dealer lights stay on after repairs. 2004 envoy. This all occurred after having a crack in the fuel tank replaced. Not even a 100,pop miles. Had to replace ecm twice, dropping the fuel tank 2 times, and paid again! I'm so tired of the costs and lack of taking responsibility for faulty repairs or parts. I have contacted gm and talked to several departments and they have given me more numbers to call. Very disappointed in the treatment of gm. Gm will not be my next vehicle.
Anonymous

Manteca, CA

#76 Nov 15, 2016
05hoe wrote:
the 80-20 (which is normal for FWD) brake ratio is a little inaccurate. Its more like 60-40 on your truck. The fact that your pads are wearing prematurely depends a lot on your driving style. the fact that one pad is wearing more than the other is one of 2 things: A bad (sticking) caliper or hose(clogged).
You are wrong they are not 60/40 and never have been GM started making ALL vehicles FWD/RWD 80/20 because of morons locking the rears up in the rain and such....
Sunset Avalanche

Plano, TX

#77 Dec 22, 2016
05hoe wrote:
the 80-20 (which is normal for FWD) brake ratio is a little inaccurate. Its more like 60-40 on your truck. The fact that your pads are wearing prematurely depends a lot on your driving style. the fact that one pad is wearing more than the other is one of 2 things: A bad (sticking) caliper or hose(clogged).
I've had to replace my back brakes--calipers, rotors, and pads--twice within two months this summer on my 2002 Avalanche Z66. I am so frustrated, because no one seems to know what they are doing or maybe it's because I'm a female. My ABS light has been on for years, and the brake light comes on intermittently. I replaced the rotors, pads and brake lines in the front, but not the calipers. My back calipers keep sticking so that when I reach my destination, they are hot as I heck and smell like burning plastic or something. They tell me the hoses are okay, but now they say the brake line between the two back tires is bad. Why didn't they figure that out the first time?? I'm tired of wasting money and not getting to the root of the problem.
Sunset Avalanche

Plano, TX

#78 Dec 22, 2016
Peter bernard wrote:
Hello I have a2003 gmc 2500 hd 4x4
Wih 117k I did the front pads.rotors about nov and used ac delco durostop parts,everything has been fine till recently.after driving about 1 day or 2 days and about 5 miles
The truck feels like something is holding the truck back,and I got a burning smell,the a tech at worked
Checked it said it was the front calipers and hoses especially the left front. Well just replaced both sides this past Saturday and 3/4 of way home they lock again,I had to put in 4x4low for about a mile till I could pull over and asses the problem.
Once I did that both rotors were red
Glow and once I started pressing
Down on brake really hard it released
And was able to drive home.once home checked fluid was low filled res and seems ok, my question is
???wtf is going on???could it be a hydro boost?? Although this was replaced a few years ago as a recall item I'm totally stumped please
Help what can I do
I'm going through the same thing. I had attributed my problem to moving south after 14 years of being in the cold winters of northern Ohio and the underside turning to rust, but it's more than that. I'm at my wits end. I feel your pain.
Zoey

Lakeside, CA

#79 Mar 3, 2017
I have a 2016 Escalade bought new in nov 2016 I driving down my small hill and no brakes it was stiff had to run stop sign use emergency break and throw in park almost hit school bus. They said they will fix but I am afraid to drive I only had 2500 miles it was still new. They should tell other people before someone get killed. Recall or something. They have had other SUVs have same problems with master cylinder.
jay

North Las Vegas, NV

#80 Mar 27, 2017
I have a 1997 GMC Sierra that I bought new in 1996. Brakes now a grabbing when stopping, have been for the last month. New pads on front and new drums and shoes on the rear. Is the problem with the ABS. Pedal soft but still stops. I see a recall for 1999 but have seen more prior years with the same problem.
Cadman60

United States

#81 Jul 22, 2017
I recently purchased a 03 Tahoe. My only complaint is mushy brakes. I had a friend drive it who has sold GM trucks and SUVs for years told me the number one complaint on test drives in Tahoe where for soft brakes. He said GM wanted These units to stop and ride like a luxury car. The ride is fantastic even at 169k the stopping power needs improvement!

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