really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,942 miles

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problem #30

Sep 152004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact stated when applying brake pressure the ABS activated followed by a vibration, allowing the pedal to go to the floor. He took the vehicle to a dealer, and they could not duplicate the problem. No repairs were made. There was NHTSA recall 05V379000 involving the anti lock brakes. The contact's vehicle manifested the same symptoms as indicated in the recall. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #29

Oct 152005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Exiting freeway brakes were applied at a slow speed, brake pedal pushed back on my foot and vehicle did not stop as if I didn't have any brakes. Had to take my foot off the brake and pump them. I was very fortunate that there was no one (car or person) ahead of me. These were ABS brakes and at slow speeds they fail. According to a new media there is no recall on my vehicle (2000 Tahoe) because we do not live in rust or salt belt. Our area does have significant amounts of rain and snow and use of salt on the roads to cause problems with these brakes. It is interesting that when this happens in other states, there is a recall but in wi there is not. Apparrently life and limb are not as important as in other states. I will be awaiting your immediate reply by phone, letter, email or fax. Thank you in advance. Floyd J. michaels.

- Mukwonago, WI, USA

problem #28

Nov 072005

Tahoe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I heard of a recall on cnn, and investigated it further on your website, campaign id number 05V379000, dated 8/29/05. When I called Chevrolet to get this fixed on my vehicle, because I was having the same trouble with the antilock brakes, they informed me this recall did not include the state of Utah. My antilock brakes activate quite often at low speeds and cause me to skid, which could very easily cause an accident, but has not yet to date. Where the recall is known, I don't understand how this could not include my vehicle when I am experiencing the exact same problems. I have experienced this literally hundreds of times in the last few years.

- Cedar City, UT, USA

problem #27

May 042004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,198 miles
The contact stated when the vehicle was being inspected he was informed that the rear rotors were flaking and chipping along the insides. He took the vehicle to a local repair shop. The mechanic replaced the rear rotors. Also, he experienced a problem with the front rotors along with the ABS intermittently failing. He received anhtsa recall 05V379000 on the ABS. Recall repairs was performed. There have been no further problems since the repair. Updated11/29/05.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #26

Oct 202005


  • miles
GM recall; 05068 states "certain...vehicles may experience unwanted anti-lock brake system activation. This condition to more likely occur in environmentally corrosive areas. This recall will be launched in the "salt belt" states of..." and excludes mn and wi. This is due to fewer complaints. This is irrelevant since the safety consequence is"this can cause increased stopping distance during low-speed braking applications, which could result in crash." The root cause seems to be salt corrosion and that should determine the location, not "complaints, accidents or fatalities" as I was informed by my call to GM. I have not been given a valid reason why I am safe from this issue because I live in Minnesota and use more salt than 50% of the other states on the list.

- Andover, MN, USA

problem #25

Aug 152005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,250 miles
Minnesota is a "salt" state. The bearing/ABS sensor assembly has become "bad" on my 2000 Tahoe causing unwanted and unsafe ABS activation at slow speeds parking or just before coming to a full stop. The recall should cover Minnesota as a state with corrosion impacts. A $35,000 vehicle 5 years old, truck class should not require consumers to pay $578 per wheel to correct an obvious and unsafe design flaw.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #24

Jul 202005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
The consumer owns a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe that has been experiencing a problem with the anti lock brakes. This happens at low speeds. It sometimes feels as though it may not stop the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to a dealer for the problem. The consumer found recall 05V379000 about the anti lock brake system. The dealer said there was nothing they could do about it because the consumer did not live in the state in which was affected, but he felt he was having the same safety problem as noted in the recall. The consumer has not contacted GM at this time. No repairs or corrections at this time have been performed at the dealership.

- Ferguson, MO, USA

problem #23

Aug 152005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,158 miles
The vehicle will stop, but there was extended stopping distance. Manufacturer's recall # 05060 was issued. The consumer could hear the ABS kick in with extended stopping distance. Started noticing this problem on August 15, 2005. This usually happened on dry pavement. Contacted the dealer, they said this only applied to the rust belt states.

- Dry Ridge, KY, USA

problem #22

May 152005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950,000 miles
Chevrolet Tahoe V71. The ABS brakes activated at 5 mph. This occurred only one time.

- Evansville, WY, USA

problem #21

Jun 292005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
ABS activates at speeds under 10 mph. Increase in stopping distances has caused many near miss collisions.

- Wilbraham, MA, USA

problem #20

Oct 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
While driving on dry pavent at 45 mph, another car cut consumer's vehicle off, as he attempted to brake, unreasonable stopping was needed. Narrowly avoided collision with the other vehcile. No warning prior to failure. This occurred under emergency braking conditions. Front anti lock B rake system was replaced by the dealership. The brake pedal responded by depressing almost to the floor, but vehicle was not responding.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #19

Jan 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
When slowing down to a stop, my Chevy Tahoe's anti lock brakes randomly kick on and keep my vehicle from coming to a regular stop, my braking distance is varied. My car was extended into intersections numerous times because the ABS kicked on. I have had problems in parking lots with other cars because they will kick on.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #18

Apr 232005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states: Her son was driving the vehicle in bumper to bumper traffic at 30-35 mph when vehicle in front of the contact's vehicle hit another vehicle, and contacts son hit the brakes but did not stop and the truck just kept going.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #17

Aug 252004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Had to get on my brakes very hard when the ABS kicked in then the brake pedal went all the way to floor and the brakes failed causing me to hit another vehicle. It has happened a few times to me, just one accident from it so far.

- Carroll, OH, USA

problem #16

Dec 232004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
ABS would intermittently engage itself during normal braking. This condition caused loss of braking or extended stopping distance.vehicle was taken to the dealer, and dealer informed the consumer that they could not duplicate the problem.

- Hardyville, KY, USA

problem #15

Jan 212005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Upon stopping on slick roads, the antilock system activated and the motor continues to run all day, even after shutting engine off. Had to remove the maxi fuse to shut it off. I know of two other GM trucks of the same model and year with the same exact problem. This is not a coincidence. This is a small town and 3 vehicles with the same safety problems in the braking system should be addressed by a recall.

- Paxton, IL, USA

problem #14

May 012003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The ABS brakes activate at very low speeds (1 - 5 mph) on dry surfaces causing the breaking distance to significantly increase.

- Groton, MA, USA

problem #13

Jul 032000


  • miles
While pressing on brakes vehicle surges forward.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 312000


  • miles
Brake squel and thumping/vibration, vibration/thumping worse when towing small jetski. Latest dealer vist 1/08/02 states that they are unable to duplicate. Feel is as though the anti-lock mechanism is deploying prematurly. No computer codes or ABS lights during thumping.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #11

Dec 292001


  • miles
Have been complaining about soft brakes since the odometer read 18000. The master cylinder was replaced and I have paid for new front brakes twice and was told that the new braking systems did not last as long. Dealer told me that is just the way the new cars are. I have taken to an independent brake shop and they told me the car looks like it has 70000+ miles on it when it is less than 2 years old and has 33000 miles on it. It needs a complete brake overhaul and is deemed unsafe to drive. The total cost of the repair will be 1112.96

- Austin, TX, USA

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