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

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.

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Average mileage: 161,861 (81,000–257,658)
10 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007
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1993 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 123,000 mi,
anti lock brake light on all the time.
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.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 110,000 mi,
slow speed anti lock kicks in little or no brakes
1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 200,000 mi,
abs comes on if i am moving to fast and try and stop only on the front left side
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 195,000 mi,
Erratic activation of ABS even on dry pavement and at slow speeds. Continued even after new wheel bearing. Finally just unplugged ABS fuse.
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
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 149,000 mi,
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.
1993 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 257,658 mi,
same brake lights on
1994 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 210,000 mi,
Mine does this and works at strange times. Not sure why
1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 185,000 mi,
Dealing with this problem right now and no one seems to be able to fix it.
1996 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 186,352 mi,
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
Immunination of the ABS and brake light comes on intermittently
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 150,000 mi,
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.
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
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 102,000 mi,
Traction control, stabilitrak, brake lights come on. The display sometimes says to repair stabilitrak and traction control and other times it says they are turned off. Intermittent check engine and tire pressure lights come on. Got an estimate that says lights are on due to ABS pump motor failure $1,065+tax to replace. SES light on for vent valve leaking $135 plus tax to repairmake an appointment for next week to see if it gets fixed
1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 172,000 mi,
abs light stays on
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 111,000 mi,
abs vibration occurs at slow speed. Truck will not stop. ABS light illuminates
1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 193,006 mi,
Waiting on repair