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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 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.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

May 042005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Driving on 93S in somerville MA in am rush hour traffic. The van in front of me stopped and I applied my brakes, they never worked. I was travelling approx. 10-12 mph and never stopped, therefore crashing into the van in front of me and pushing him into another car.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #3

May 072005

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On a number of occasions when stopping the vehicle at a low-speed, typically pulling up to a stop sign, a vibration can be felt in the brake and the vehicle does not slow down. Under additional pressure, the brake pedal then slips down a bit and the brakes then engage. I have not taken the vehicle back to the dealership yet as the problem occurs infrequently. So far, other than an extended stopping distance, there are not been any adverse consequences. The most recent incident 07-may-2005.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
A loud air blower sound could/can be heard from the car. Took the car to two mechanics who both told me the ABS system had failed and needed to be turned off in order to not drain the battery. The only corrective action is to purchase $1,200 part + labor from the same manufacturer with no guaruntee the part will work. Was told by mechanics they see the ABS failures in Chevy products daily. In November I was in an accident because ABS system had been disengaged due to failure. I do not feel safe driving this car and will sell as soon as possible.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 062003


  • miles
Brake system failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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