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GMC Suburban 1500 ABS Front Wheel Speed Sensors May Fail

 
GMC Suburban 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 118,933 mi (66,000 mi - 174,000 mi)

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The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    i have had the same problem, the anti lock brakes seem to be engaging all the time. my mechanic says not to worry about it that it is just the sensors that are failing. he says it doesn't need to be repaired as long as you don't mind living with the anti lock brakes engaging all the time. but i read on line that maybe i should be concerned. what should i be doing.?

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    can't stop the truck, abs kicks on and feels like the rear brakes not even working, truck keeps going

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  •  Rookie

    truck does not want to stop with light pressure have to push harder which causes brakes to lock up(only at low speed. left bearing of 4x4 has been replaced. when brakes are pushed on a sudden stop brakes tend to lock up. on slippery roads abs seems to work. abs light does not come on. not fixed but suspect the master cylinder.

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  • ABS initiates at slow speeds, even on dry pavement. Extends stopping distance. Mechanic says will need to replace wheel bearings on front at about $500 per side. says it is dangerous that it may cause the auto not to stop at slow speeds. I need to check out the recall from GMC

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    ABS is falsely triggered at low speeds, making it difficult to come to a stop appropriately.

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  •  Rookie

    erratic operation of the left front brake on a 4 wheel drive.changed calipers and brake lines also rotors and pads. problem still existed so the left caliper slide pins and bolts were changed. still somewhat of a problem but still evaluating results.

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  •  Rookie

    anti lock brakes activating at under 10 MPH , makes noise and brakes dont work properly

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    when stopping ever thing is ok until 1 0r 2 mph peddle fill hard and some time exstremely hard to stop

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    My truck would not stop right away. It made some strange sound then my ABS light came on. As long as the light is on the truck stops ok, but when it is off it will make that noise until it comes on.

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    Breaks want to push you through red lights and stop signs.

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