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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,615 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.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Sep 212012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 113,000 miles


Truck brakes lines just rotted out completely had to replace entire lines.

- Hartford , CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 082012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was driving on the pa turnpike. Lightly applied my brakes and the pedal went all the way to the floor. The brake lines are corroded and blew.

- Oceanport, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 062012


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact was driving 65 and applied the brakes to to avoid crashing into a deer. The brakes seized and the vehicle failed to respond. The contact lost control of the vehicle and rolled over multiple times. Also, the front and side air bags on the passenger and driver's side failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a concussion and several lacerations. Prior to the crash the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ABS system failed. The vehicle was taken to another dealer for a second opinion who was unable to find any failure codes. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileage was 160,000.

- Sheridan , WY, USA

problem #2

Jul 202012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 129,732 miles
We were driving the vehicle and the brakes stopped working. We discovered that all the brake lines were corroded. Research on the internet showed that numerous people have had the same issue with Chevrolet vehicles built at this time. There has not been a recall by Chevrolet at this time.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 119,640 miles
Low speed ABS failure (brakes pulsate) when stopping or turning between 3-10 mph. Issue appears to be cooroded front wheel sensors.

- Redmond, WA, USA

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