Brake Fluid Leak problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban
Five problems linked to brake fluid leak have been reported for the 2000 Chevrolet Suburban.
Brake Fluid Leak problem #1
The car involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. I was driving on york road in maryland going about 35 miles per hour when the car in front of me suddenly stopped. I pressed on the brake pedal but it went straight to the floor. Fortunately I had kept a good distance between my car and the car in front of me. My vehicle came to a stop about half and inch away from the car in front. After this I had to pull over and take the vehicle to the dealer. Dealer found that the brake lines had rusted and brake fluid was leaking hence the reason for the car not braking properly. This brake fluid leak problem happened on Thu., Mar. 15, 2012.
Brake Fluid Leak problem #2
The car involved was a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. Started to pull out of driveway and brake pedal went to the floor. Inspection revealed that a rear brake line had rusted through, leaving a puddle of brake fluid on the ground. This problem occurred on 11/23/2012.
Brake Fluid Leak problem #3
The vehicle is a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban. I was traveling at 40 mph when traffic stopped ahead. Applied brakes but brake pedal depressed to the floor with only very minor braking. Avoided accident by using emergency brake and swerving on to the right shoulder. There was no warning on the instrument panel of low brake fluid, lack of braking capacity or any other pending brake malfunction. After getting vehicle safely home a visual inspection revealed a major loss of brake fluid from the master cylinder and brake fluid leaking from above the vehicle frame, below the drivers side floor board. Major corrosion has occurred in the vicinity of the leak. Although this is a 2000 vehicle, it only has 74,480 mile of use. An internet search reveals that an NHTSA action number : ea11001 has been established for similar complaints. It was May. 17, 2012 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.
Brake Fluid Leak problem #4
The vehicle was a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3GNGK26U6Y_. I understand NHTSA is looking into reports of corroded brake lines on year 2000 Chevrolet trucks. I just experienced this issue. This weekend I was pulling my boat out of the water, I pressed hard on the brake to release the parking brake and the pedal went all the way to the floor. I was able to power up the ramp without difficulty but when attempting to stop there was practically no brake pressure at all. There were no warning lights. When the truck was safely stopped I chocked the trailer and had my wife step on the brake, and observed fluid leaking out of a failed line near the left rear axle. I had to get both the boat and the truck towed as it was obviously unsafe to drive. The truck is now at the dealer for service. At a service appointment a few weeks ago they have also warned of corrosion on the fuel line running from the tank to the fuel filter. The truck has only 45,000 miles as I mostly use it for towing. The failure date was Friday, May 28, 2010.
Brake Fluid Leak problem #5
The vehicle is a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Suburban 1500 is 3GNFK16T5Y_. Rear brake line failure in 2000 Suburban on 8/3/10. . . . Stepped on brake and it went to the floor when I went to put the car in reverse. Fluid was gushing out of the rear brake line. I managed to drive it because the front brake line still worked partly. Brake fluid was leaking out of the line for five miles and when I parked the car. Mechanic looked at the brake line and said it was rotted out and the rot extended to the front brake line. The car had 75,000 miles on it. This brake fluid leak problem happened on Aug. 3, 2010.