10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,278 miles

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problem #27

Feb 032016

Tahoe

  • 119,000 miles
While driving my vehicle, I applied the brakes to stop at a traffic light, and the brake pedal traveled all the way to the floor. The Tahoe finally stopped after a much longer than normal distance. After inspecting the master cylinder, there was hardly any brake fluid remaining. I found that the brake lines were very rusted, and that the line going to the rear brakes was rusted through. This rusting of the brake lines should never occur !

- Lambertville, MI, USA

problem #26

Feb 012011

Tahoe

  • miles
In 2011 my ABS/brake light starting coming on took to dealership was told how much it would cost to repair. In searching online how to fix, I see a recall was given to salt belt states in 2005. I own truck since 2002. Told by GMC today the recall although it states salt belt states recall only affected certain VIN #'s is this correct" first owner lived in salt belt state and truck manufactured in salt belt. I see there are additional GMC products with same problem. Why don't they repair"

- Wilsonville, AL, USA

problem #25

Jun 042004

Tahoe

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while attempting to come to a complete stop, the ABS system disengaged causing the vehicle to lunge forward. The contact stated that the ABS system would re-engage if the brake pedal was released and then depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that while driving at various speeds, there would be an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle would veer to the left. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the hub bearing assembly on the drivers side of the vehicle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred on three separate occasions. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds for a period of time and then turning off the vehicle, a burning oil odor would come from the vehicle. The contact stated that while having the vehicle serviced by an independent mechanic, it was informed that there was engine oil leaking from the main seal and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #24

Sep 112015

Tahoe

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the ABS warning light illuminated when attempting to park or making a turn. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 00V345000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Inver Grove Heights , MN, USA

problem #23

Aug 072015

Tahoe

  • 155,073 miles
Went to stop at stop sign at approximately 4mph and no brakes. The brake pedal went all the way to the floor without any resistance or hesitation. As a result of the brake malfunction I rear ended an elderly couple in a Lexus. Resulting in damage to their rear bumper plastic cover and more damage was done to my front end of the defective 200 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 I was driving

- Grover Beach, CA, USA

problem #22

May 012015

Tahoe

  • 256,345 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. While approaching a stop sign, the brakes failed. The contact had to apply excessive force in order to stop the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a pole. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 256,345.

- Milwalkee, WI, USA

problem #21

Jul 062015

Tahoe

  • 102,000 miles
Hello I am experiencing the exact symptoms described in GM recall 05068C "these vehicles may have a condition permitting corrosion to occur between the front hub/bearing assembly and the wheel speed sensor. If the brakes are applied while the vehicle is traveling at a speed of greater than 6 km/H (3.7 mph) but less than 16 km/H (10 mph), the corrosion may cause an unwanted antilock brake system (ABS) activation. If this condition occurred where stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur. " however, my VIN is not included in the breakpoints, even though I have a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. I can demonstrate that this is the problem in two ways, first by reproducing with a scan tool that shows unexpected ABS activation during stopping at this low speed, and second after pulling the ABS fuse this problem does not happen. This clearly points to the ABS issue mentioned in the recall. I have contacted two local dealerships, and after I asked about recalls they said my VIN was invalid. Then I contacted the Chevy contact center and they said there are no recalls for my vehicle. So now what - should I just replace the ABS sensors and move on, or is there any chance of getting this acknowledged by GM as part of the recall?

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #20

Apr 022015

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Tried to stop and brakes failed due to rusted thru rear left steel brake line. Now have 2 others rusted thru. Car is at mechanic shop now mechanic is replacing all brake lines because he would not touch it other wise.hesaid I can expect at least a $1200 dollar bill or more.

- Portsmouth, RI, USA

problem #19

Jan 052015

Tahoe

  • 148,250 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving at low speeds, the ABS activated independently. The dealer stated that the vehicle had unwanted ABS activation. The dealer cleaned the grounds, calipers, and rotors, lubed the wheel speed sensor mounts, and checked and cleaned the hubs. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,250. Updated 03/17/15

- Hatfield , PA, USA

problem #18

Oct 202014

Tahoe

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front and the rear brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #17

Aug 092014

Tahoe

  • 183,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact crashed into a parked vehicle. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 183,000.

- Washington Dc, DC, USA

problem #16

Aug 222014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 200,100 miles
Driving to gas station prior to going on vacation, applied brakes and peddle went to the floor with no warning lights on to indicate failure of the brake system. I found brake tubing failure on rear drivers side. The tubing is so rusted that it can not be repaired and must be replaced at a dealer the cost is around $3000 for all new brake tubing, probably why GM has not fixed the problem it's a big money maker.

- Alpha, NJ, USA

problem #15

Dec 192013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Tried to stop and brakes failed due to rusted thru rear left steel brake line. Now have 2 others rusted thru.

- Spring Grove, PA, USA

problem #14

Jul 122014

Tahoe

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 45 mph, the rear brakes malfunctioned when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure caused the stopping distance to increase. The contact discovered a puncture in the brake line due to the brake line making contact with the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Millsboro, DE, USA

problem #13

Jul 022014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
It wasn't an accident, I was driving my Tahoe and stopped and got out when I got back in and started driving I put my foot on brake and it went to the floor, at the time I did not know my brake line had busted. It was very scary for me. No warning light went on till I was almost home.. we took it to a shop to hear the brake line had rusted through. I sending this complaint do the fact I heard on the news that this has become a problem with this Tahoe. We were planning on leaving that evening with our camper. Its a good thing it happened before we left otherwise there could of been a serious accident pulling the camper and not being able to stop. Please look into this matter.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #12

Jun 092014

Tahoe

  • 191,000 miles
As I stopped my Tahoe at my apartment, my front brake line burst due to corrosion. I lost all brake power, and brake fluid is leaking out from the burst line.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #11

Feb 192014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 250,000 miles
Driving at low speed and tried to stop at stop sign but brake line burst and vehicle would not stop at all. As a result car went thru stop sign but lucky no other car was present. Car eventually rolled to a stop. Mechanic said brake line rusted thru and replaced it and several other lines that had sever rust going on.

- Bedford, NH, USA

problem #10

Feb 042014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 192,000 miles
I was driving at roughly 45 mph on a public road when I was cutoff by another vehicle who also nearly came to a stop. I quickly brake and while the brakes did momentarily work the pedal then became very soft and fell to the floorboard. The offending vehicle then made its turn or I would have hit them. I limped the vehicle home where I found a busted brake line due to bad rust. This is a very dangerous situation.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #9

Jan 062014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
This is the second brake incident I have had with our Tahoe within the past year. In October 2012, I was driving the Tahoe to an auto shop for the yearly inspection. Upon arrival, one of the brake lines blew. At that time, we had all of the soft brake lines replaced due to corrosion. We were living in the northeast at that time. That repair was $800. On January 6, 2014, I went to do some errands. As I arrived home and pulled into my garage, the brake pedal went to the floor and the car made a hissing sound from the back. I turned the car off and there was fluid leaking from behind the driver's rear tire. Unbelievable! we had the Tahoe towed the next day to an auto shop and were told that the "hard" line in the braking system is rusted and corroded. We were quoted between $1500-2000. We also called the dealer for an estimate and were quoted $3000+. this is ridiculous! I've had more than one mechanic tell me that this is a known problem with the Tahoe and the rust. Both of these incidents we were very lucky not to have had an accident. Why they are not doing on a recall on this is beyond me. How many cars does it take to have this failure before they do"?" or god forbid, they are waiting for a certain number of injuries or deaths before that sparks a recall. I am tired of shelling out money for this matter over and over. We haven't decided on whether it's worth repairing but if we decide to buy, it won't be Chevy. They obviously don't care.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 242013

Tahoe

  • 204,419 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the brake lines were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 204,419.

- Wesminister, MD, USA

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