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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 082011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 322,000 miles


1998 Chevy Tahoe wiring harness from brake pedal. Brake wiring harness moves with brake pedal motion (I.e. when brakes are activated). Over time, this motion causes wires to break resulting in brake light failure.

- Advance, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 102010


  • miles
98 Tahoe, has ABS braking issue. When driving at slow speeds, the ABS will engage during stopping and severely extend the stopping distance required to completely stop. Pedal is very spongy and does not respond like it should. Multiple shops have stated the ABS is a repeating issue with the Tahoe. Have had many close accidents and do not feel safe allowing others to drive vehicle as they are not used to the stopping distance required. This needs to be addressed.

- Onalaska, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 102006


  • miles
My husband bought off a private party a 1998 Tahoe, for a daughter. She has complained that at less than 10 miles an hour sometimes the brakes will fail. We have had the car checked out but they could not find a reason for the failure. I have her car and have been driving it I see also that at less than 10 miles an hour sometimes the brakes will fail. I called the Chevy dealership and they said they have never heard of this --- something is wrong with this vehicles braking system and no one seems to know what it is. Have you heard of this and if so what can I have done to correct this problem before an accident occurs. I am very concerned when I drive this vehicle. I believe my daughter did hit the back of another vehicle when it occurred to her -- I would say approximately 2 years ago.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
The consumer complained about an ABS problem. There was extended stopping distance in the stopping when the brakes were applied. The problem has been going on since September of 2004. Recall 05V379000 was issued for the same problem but it was on the 1999 models. When the consumer took vehicle to dealer for repairs they could not find the cause of the problem. The consumer had the brake pad replaced. They turned the rotors. Nothing fixed the problem. Updated 11/17/2005.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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