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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,750 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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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 152005

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Complaint regarding front brake rotor separation on 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The rotors separated under normal braking conditions. The consumer contacted the manufacturer who indicated that the separation occured due to age and/or wear. The rotor separated at the steel hub section attached to the cast iron section and blew apart.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 252003

Tahoe

  • 93,000 miles
The front brake rotor/hubs failed while driving vehicle. The brake rotors were replaced by an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not under recall #98V033000.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 182003

Tahoe

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle has the same problem as mentioned in recall 98V033000 concerning brake:disc:rotors. Dealer would not repair because VIN was not included.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #9

Feb 262003

Tahoe

  • miles

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

When the brake was applied, the vehicle stopped abruptly. The next day, the front left wheel started to shake, the dealer stated the front rotor had sheared off from the mounting bolt. There was a recall regarding the issue, recall # 98V033000, however the vehicle identification number was not included.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 012001

Tahoe

  • miles
When applying brakes there is a pulsating noise due to warped rotors. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Irwin, PA, USA

problem #7

May 012000

Tahoe

  • miles
Rotors went bad, they kept wearing out. Had rotors changed twice. Contacted dealer noted that there was no problem.

- Robesonia, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 201999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

Rotors causing surging and premature brake wear, and squealing.

- Damascus, MD, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 021998

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While braking vehicle would shake / vibrate due to defective brake rotors which heats up and warp. Dealer replaced rotors twice. Problem is reoccurring.

- Mt. Holly, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 281999

Tahoe

  • miles
Brake booster malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which could result in a crash. Also, dealer replaced brake rotors.

- Mechanicsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 081998

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors and pads failed causing vibration.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 271998

Tahoe

  • miles
Brake rotors became warped at 15,000, causing the brakes to be inoperative. It also may reduce braking ability and cause an accident. Replaced rotors 3 times. Cause unknown.

- Hillsville, VA, USA

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