Suburban 1500

ABS Warning Light On and/or Erratic ABS Operation on Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 160,659 (81,000–257,658)
11 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007
65 people reported this problem
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Feels like the brakes are skipping or not catching while going down hill. It felt like the brakes went out and then kicked back in. Just changed the brake pads and roters in the front less then a year ago with the premium gold pads
Brake light & ABS lights on all the time. Replaced brake module & sensors & lights went off for a few hours. Back on today. Brakes will sometime slide like I'm on ice when I try to stop.
anti lock brake light on all the time.
Working on fixing this problem. ABS activates almost every stop, on dry pavement. Sometimes it activates while driving in a parking lot at very low speed. Also, the speedometer jumps around when driving at high speed.
slow speed anti lock kicks in little or no brakes
Antilock brake lights is illuminated and had to get on brakes kind of hard yesturday and the antilock breaks aren't even working. Light has been on fir about a week now
Erratic activation of ABS even on dry pavement and at slow speeds. Continued even after new wheel bearing. Finally just unplugged ABS fuse.
abs comes on if i am moving to fast and try and stop only on the front left side
abs light on all the time. seems to grab when stopping below 15 mph. I believe it has something to do with the wheel speed sensors.
Dealing with this problem right now and no one seems to be able to fix it.
abs vibration occurs at slow speed. Truck will not stop. ABS light illuminates
Mine does this and works at strange times. Not sure why
same brake lights on
Right front ABS sensor caught fire and burned to a crisp causing the tire to burn through. How do I get re-reimbursed for the cost of fixing it. I didn't know there was a recall on this until my granddaughter told me. My son-in-law is fixing it now as I write
ABS kicks in a vibrates like crazy when you use the brakes and it often feels like it isn't catching and stopping. Just had the brakes "fixed", so it should be pads or anything like that. Haven't fixed it yet.
Abs/break light comes on intermittantly
abs light stays on
Immunination of the ABS and brake light comes on intermittently
Waiting on repair
ABS dash light comes on and brake pedal vibrates alot. Sometime the vehicle surge's forward and hard to stop.