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Brake Abs Warning Light problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban



Nine problems related to brake abs warning light have been reported for the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 1
Failure Date: 10/16/2013

Vehicle does not want to stop when traveling at low speeds. Parking is so hard to do, that I park at least 4 spaces from other vehicles whenever possible. It feels like the abs is kicking in when it shouldn't be. No abs light comes on when this occurs. When I am traveling slowly downhill, pulling into parking spaces, stopping at red lights/stop signs, etc. The brakes will not engage properly, it feels like the pedal is pushing back at me, the brakes make a strange growling sound, and the vehicle refuses to stop. I have to pump the brakes repeatedly, and sometimes it still will not stop, sometimes it will brake very suddenly. When picking up/dropping off my kids at school, I have had several incidents that were mere inches from becoming tragedies. I have no other vehicle to carry my 4 children in, or I would stop using the vehicle. I do not feel safe in it. There is a recall for this exact issue, however my VIN is not part of it (per chevy customer service 1-800-222-1020). I have had the brake fluid checked often, I have had brake pads replaced as well, it made no difference. It has now become a regular occurrence. I am going to see if any shop nearby has dealt with this before. Please help.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 2
Failure Date: 05/09/2012

The abs light came on. When the car was turned off, a pump or something kept running and the sound seemed to be coming form under the vehicle. The sound did not cease even when the car was turned off and the key removed. This continued until I checked the fuses and tried disconnecting the abs 60-amp fuse from the fuse box under the hood. The fuse was fine, however when I disconnected the fuse, the sound immediately stopped. I reconnected the fuse briefly and the sound resumed, so I left the fuse disconnected until a repair can be maid.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 3
Failure Date: 10/15/2011

Began emergency breaking and evasive maneuvers. Shortly after beginning to turn, the abs light came on and all 4 wheels locked. The result was a 180 degree spin across 5 lanes of i30 just south of downtown dallas. We almost avoided any collision, but it could have been horrible as we were close to hitting at least 7 to 10 vehicles with speed differentials of about 50mph while out of control. The failure code was the ebcm relay, and the system works if the ambient temperature is cold enough, though it fails on bumps sometime. Typical bad solder joint behavior. Many people are repairing these modules by re-soldering the relay connections.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph the abs light illuminated. As a result, the braking distances increased. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnose that the abs system needed to be replaced. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 125,000. Pmb.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 5
Failure Date: 10/15/2009

2002 chevy Suburban: grinding noise heard on undercarriage and abs light came on. Determined the abs pump was making the grinding sound and further determined an unavailable part costs about $1200 plus labor. There is a waiting list for this part a mile long. Apparently this is a common problem worthy of recall investigation. Dealers temporary solution is to unplug the abs fuse and drive it until the part comes available. We were told to be careful in the rain as it is unsafe without abs brakes. Part might be available in 2 to 4 months.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 6
Failure Date: 01/23/2009

Abs light on-dealer says $1500 to repair, he said this is a very common problem and should have been recalled a long time ago. I can't afford to repair it so am now driving a car the has no abs protection.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 7
Failure Date: 03/20/2008

My 2002 Chevrolet Suburban left me and my three children stranded on the side of the highway. After driving while my abs light came on, the car started pulling hard to the left and decelerated in speed. Fortunately I was able to pull over to shoulder and get out. When I looked at my tire, I saw a small fire inside the tire. My car was towed 55 miles to nearest Chevrolet dealer. I had my left front brake caliper, hub, rotor, brake hose, brake pads and resurfaced rotors. A new left front tire and $2,700 my car was able to be driven again. All the technicians that saw my car were amazed that I didn't lose the tire. They were amazed to see it hanging on by a thread. I understand that gm has several problems with their brake calipers and hub. I do not trust the right side so I am replacing that caliper as well. I do not want this to happen to anyone, especially a mom driving on a trip with her young children in the car. This is a default in he car and its brakes and I would like to have this investigated. My car had 85,500 at the time this occurred.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 8
Failure Date: 07/24/2006

: the contact stated the abs light illuminated on the dash. The abs brakes activated at low speeds of 35-40 mph. The dealership determined the electronic brake control module and a module brake pressure valve needed to be replaced. There is an NHTSA recall, # 05v379000 regarding the service brakes, hydraulic: antilock. The VIN was not included in the recall.

car   Brake Abs Warning Light problem 9
Failure Date: 08/03/2005

2002 Suburban wheel speed sensor fault.