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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,886 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #9

May 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


(unwanted activation of ABS system when braking at low speed) I first took my vehicle in to mckluskey Chevrolet in cincinnati, oh., to diagnose and advise a method of repair on 06-07-08. They responded that I needed new wheel hubs on both right and left front wheels, at a cost of approximately $780. I advised them that there is a GM service bulletin #03-05-25-007A issued that gives instruction on how to clean the sensors, etc. They advised that they had tried this approximately 10 times on other vehicles and that the procedure never worked. I contacted Mr. Bob mckinney, local GM service representative, who called the dealership and instructed them to perform this procedure at no charge. I dropped the vehicle off today, 06-14-05 at 8:00 a.M., and their service advisor called me back at 9:30 a.M. and left a message stating that they tried the service bulletin procedure, but it did not work. I question how they were able to complete all aspects of the bulletin and retest the vehicle in less than 90 minutes. Regardless, I have also been in contact with two different GM customer service representatives who have been unable to assist me in any manner. This is a dangerous situation, and because there is a recall in Canada, and a service bulletin issued, I feel as if GM is responsible for correcting this problem. However, I find myself situated between the dealership and GM, with no one working on my side. My VIN # is [xxx]. please help! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #8

May 062005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Just before I reached 36000 miles with my 2001 Tahoe, the antilock brakes started to constantly engage. The service dept. Changed the sensor on one side and the problem went away for a little while. It happened again and the service dept. Cleaned the sensors, said there was corrosion or debris on them. I left the garage and it was ok but started again a couple of weeks later. I took the truck to the service dept again and they test drove it for 32 miles, but nothing happened. After about 100 or so incidents, I called the garage again and told them I almost had 2 accidents because the antilock brakes kept engaging on their own. I just took it in again, and they said that GM's technical department said the only thing they could do was replace the brake hub on one side and clean the sensor again, at a cost of GM's deductible amount of $100. They said nothing else could be done unless GM issues a recall on the truck. I told them this is unacceptable and what would I do if they fail again and I get in an accident? they said I would have to take this up with GM. This is a very dangerous situation and I don't feel safe in my vehicle.

- Barrington, NH, USA

problem #7

Sep 012004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS motor failed on my vehicle. Replacement motor was estimated to cost roughly $1,000. I have heard this was common with chevrile, Tahoe vehicles.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #6

Oct 012004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


ABS computer module causes the pump to continuously run the ABS light to turn on. It seams that many 2001 Tahoe have the same problem, as per the parts department attendant at my local Chevy dealer. After discovering that the part was about $800 at the dealer, I contacted many salvage yards and they all had meany Tahoe, but they said that the ABS module was one of the first parts to sale. I did some research online, and found that meany people were in the same situation. I belive that there shude be a recall to correct this problem.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 172004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,623 miles
Electronic brake control module failure. Required relacement of module and battery that failed as a result of continuous brake module operation. Total repair cost $939.01.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 112004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
I have a 2001 Tahoe recently the ABS light came on. Later that day when the ignition was off, the ABS pump was still running. I disconnected the 60A fuse that feeds the ABS system and it stopped. I took it to the dealer but with 52,000 miles it was not covered, and wanted $1000 to replace it. While looking online, I found endless complaints on multiple web boards claiming the same problem. I have found a company "circuit solutions" that can fix the problem, a bad switch that they call an inadequate switch for $100. They say on thier site that the switch is too small for the powerful ABS motor. The new switch they install is supposedly 30% higher rated than the one used.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 292001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,750 miles


I have a 2001 Tahoe with an ABS problem. After I turn the vehicle off I hear a motor sound under the truck, and te ABS light stays on. I popped out that 60 amp ABS fuse and the noise stopped, so I guess its possibly a stuck relay switch.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 272003


  • miles
My ABS light came on and the ABS motor started to run. I turned the car off, but the ABS motor continued to run. I had to go under the hood and pull the fuse to prevent the motor from burining out and to prevent the battery from draining. The dealer wants $1000 to replave the ebcm, but some compaines on the internet who were formed solely to fix this problem will do it for cheaper. There are many many people on the intenet sites who have this problem for all types of Chevy trucks from 1999-2003.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,600 miles
Defects: ABS light on at 43,600 miles. When car is turned off a loud noise is heard beneath the drivers side of the vehicle my independent mechanic said the ABS unit is purging. At 20 miles and regularly there after, when the fog light power button is pressed, the rear window wiper briefly makes noise as if it had been activated. At 3000 miles and regularly there after, all four doors squeak at the hinges and must be lubricated weekly. At 10,600 miles the rear differential began to leak. Both driver and passenger seat squeak and do not firmly lock into position. The driver and front passenger seats do not lock into position. The parking brake has not worked since I purchased the vehicle.

- La Palma, CA, USA

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