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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,081 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Jan 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

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

I have a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe and I am having the same problems that the 1999's are that you just recalled. When you try to stop at slow speed the vehicle does not stop for a couple of feet. I have had the vehicle looked at and not one can find the problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #22

Dec 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles
Contact states; ABS system. At low speeds the ABS the pump or something engages creating a soft sensation in the pedal, and it doesn't stop correctly. It was intermittent at first, but is now almost all of the time.

- Prospect, KY, USA

problem #21

Jul 232003

Tahoe

  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving and without warning ABS would stick, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #20

Jun 262003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

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

My brakes on my 1998 Tahoe, which I am the original owner, have had to be replaced 3 times. The anti-lock system engages on dry pavement causing the vehicle not to stop. This vehicle currently has 37,000 miles on it. GM will not fix because they say the warranty is up. I feel this is a defect and should be recalled. I have read that the systems on the newer vehicles have been improved because the one I have is substandard for the vehicles. The cost to repair this system is considerable, when I questioned the dealer they could not give me an accurate sum because as they got further into fixing it there is no way of knowing how much it will cost until it was done. Who is to say it would work properly when they finished and I would have spent well over a thousand dollars.

- Weirton, WV, USA

problem #19

Jan 182003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,625 miles
Brakes on 1998 Chevy Tahoe failed causing rear end collision. ABS brakes never came on ABS light on ofter collision. Extenssive front end damage to vehicile SRS system never deployed with major front end dammage.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #18

Jun 012002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated the ABS engage on dry pavement at a slow gradual stop.

- Negaunee, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 042002

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

The ABS system activates on dry pavement at a slow gradual speed stop 75 percent of the time. This is an obvious defect caused by faulty engineering and manufacturing.

- Groveport, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 052002

Tahoe

  • miles
When applying brakes to come to a stop brake pedal would go to the floor. When this occurred, consumer would have to press harder to get vehicle to stop. Vehicle been to dealer, and problem has reoccurred. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 022001

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brake failures are well known by all Tahoe owners. The failures for the windshield wiper control assembly, brake light assembly are all related to poor quality electrical components not intended for any reasonable service life. Junk by any quality standards. The service department at nelda stevenson Chevrolet acknolwdged these components have high failure rates, but they get paid to correct them. The coolantconnector is an extememly poor design. Despite threading into the intake, it is made of a poor quality material that breaks off at the entry to the manifold requiring removal of the manifold to remove the broken threads resulting in a $400 bill to replace a $12.95 part. Again pathetic design and choice of materials to save a couple of dollars in manufacturing. As a design engineer, I find these choices by GM designers deplorable and will buy used bmws from now on. A BMW with 200,000 miles has more service life left in it than a brand new GM product.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #14

Jul 202001

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Spongy brakes very weak, and the feels that it won't stop. Dealer states that those cars have that feel, and it is normal.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #13

Apr 232001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

Anti lock brakes engage when under 10 mph, like moving around the parking lot.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 271998

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a delay in the braking system when ABS is applied. Brake pedal is very spongy. Feels like air in the brakes. Have taken to dealership, and nothing could be resolved by mechanic.

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #11

Apr 152000

Tahoe

  • miles
Brake pedal goes completely to the floor. Pads & master cylinder were replaced, but problem persists. Techincal team from manufacturer has inspected it, and couldn't find anything. They said it was the best the system would be.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 011998

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 5mph, backing up and he hit a tree. He applied brakes, and pedal went all the way to floor. ABS braking system didn't kick in at all. Also, there was fluid leaking from the brakes. Dealership was aware of the problem.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 242000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Sometimes it feels like air is in the brake line. When putting on brakes consumer can feel the pad. But it won't stop. Also, when going over a series of bumps, vehicle won't stop.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #8

Jun 151999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving vehicle and applying brakes, there is a delayed time in panic situations. The first attempt by dealer in fixing problem, resulted in replacement of master cylinder booster. Two days after that brakes degraded to apoint where there were no brakes at all, and gushy feeling when pressing brake pedal. In case of need for immediate stopping, brakes are dangerous.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 011999

Tahoe

  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they went straight to the floorboard, also, motor went out without prior warning. Dealer had to replace the motor.

- Okolona, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brake system experiences intermittent failure in wet road condtions.

- Granada Hi, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 011999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are damp, they grab hard enough to toss consumer through the windshield. When brakes have warmed up, this does not happen. The dealer was contacted.

- Waterford, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 191999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
1998 Chevrolet truck should not have this many problems and considered safe

- Kings Park, NY, USA

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