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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

1996 Chevrolet Tahoe (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,051 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #39

Sep 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti-lock brakes are coming on frequently.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #38

Mar 022005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving. The brakes failed, and a collision occurred. Consumer's vehicle hit the back of another vehicle.. upon hitting the brakes they pulsated.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #37

Sep 182001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
ABS system activates under normal braking causing extended braking distance. No indiactions of equipment problems ie. ABS dash light, brakes in good condition, vehicle just nys safety inspected.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #36

Mar 222001

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Accident ron a major highway. There was a sudden stop in traffic. We were a least at an eight second following distance. When we try to stop the rear passenger tire locked up. Our truck slammed into a full sized truck which then in turn crashed into a minivan. Damages totaled over $15,000 this is the second major accident with this vehicle.

- Superior, WI, USA

problem #35

Apr 282000

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle in front came to a sudden stop, and consumer rear ended other vehicle. Consumer has been having a problem braking since 1998. Took vehicle to dealer in August OF19 99, and they were unable to find any problems. Consumer said that vehicle kind of sluggushly stopped. Consumer had to put foot to the floor to stop vehicle.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #34

Aug 101996

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Both axles have failed in this vehicle. Brake failure on first occurance. Rear axles have been repaired 5 times! Chevy acknowledges engineering defect but states that warranty covers manufacturing or materials defects only. Unsuspecting owners could experience brake failure due to axle fluid contamination of brake pads.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #33

Jan 282000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When the brakes are applied pedal becomes firm, resulting in extended stopping. Distance. Dealer will be notified.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #32

Nov 261999

Tahoe

  • miles
The ABS seems to lock and unlock erratically, making the vehicle very difficult to control and stop.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #31

Jul 151999

Tahoe

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing ongoing / intermittent problem with ABS / brake system; whenever brakes are applied it causes extended stopping distance. Sometimes pedal would have to be pressed down hard to get vehicle to stop. Vehicle was inspected by a independent shop, and informed consumer that the brake system malfunctioned.

- Brenham, TX, USA

problem #30

Jul 301999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, the anti-lock brake system kicks in, causing brakes to lock-up. The brakes work intermittently. Brakes have been spongy since purchase.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #29

May 121999

Tahoe

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they go straight to the floorboard, and there is a problem with the master cylinder and brake rotors.

- Hampton, NY, USA

problem #28

Jul 221999

Tahoe

  • miles
ABS brakes failed, resulting in loss of control/crash. Upon impact, air bags didn't deploy. Consumer contacted dealer.

- Canyon Street, NV, USA

problem #27

May 311999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Calipers operate improperly, causing uneven pad wear/premature wearout. One pad (on the same caliper) would be completely gone (down to rivets)and the other having more than half its life left. This happened on both front calipers. This caused excessive wear to rear shoes because the front brakes were not fully opetational and the rear brakes were primarily stopping the vehicle. The dealer replaced pads first, later did a caliper rebuild kit, later after vehicle out of warranty, refused to replace calipers, or fix problem. I had calipers replaced at my expense (bendix calipers). I am currently waiting to see if this fixes the problem. Have contacted GM and they now refuse to fix the problem as vehicle is out of warranty(even though problem has occurred repeatedly since vehicle was new).

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #26

Nov 261997

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brakes are applied the vehicle pulls to the right, res\ulting in extended stopping distance.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #25

Nov 031998

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a sudden stop by depressing the brakes the vehicle continues to travel.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #24

Sep 101998

Tahoe

  • miles
Brake rotors and pads had to be replaced every 5000 miles of wear and the brakes would squeak all the time. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on numerous occasions. Dealer informed consumer that they could not find anything wrong or duplicate the problem.

- Newcastle, OK, USA

problem #23

Jun 181998

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
When ABS brakes are applied the pedal travels to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Henderson, KY, USA

problem #22

Mar 151998

Tahoe

  • miles
When pushing on the brake pedal to stop, the vehicle does not stop in time. The problem constantly occurs. The highway speed is 55mph. Weather conditions do not matter. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Warren, NJ, USA

problem #21

Mar 311998

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes experience extended stopping distance, almost resulting in a collision.

- Lugoff, SC, USA

problem #20

Mar 121998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes failed. Also, brake drums overheated/warped, causing violent vibration when braking a thigher speeds.

- Lakeside, OR, USA

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