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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,840 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 #19

May 102005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

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

(ABS)ABS motor went bad two years.(why?) had it replaced three years ago, went bad again a year later. Been riding with a bad (ABS)system for another year with the (ABS)and traction light on because that should not happen that soon. I mad E quick stop and the (ABS)motor started running and the (ABS and traction came on. Replacement too soon.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #18

Jan 222008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
ABS system will not shut off, made noise while driving and would not shut off after ignition turned off. ABS system did shut off after pulling the 60amp breaker.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #17

Dec 032007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
2001 Chevy Tahoe. ABS pump running all the time even if the ignition is tuned off. This has happened twice on the same vehicle. The first time it happened, we replaced the ABS control module. It happened again today. Unsafe driving and costly repair.

- San Marino, CA, USA

problem #16

Nov 242004

Tahoe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS module, transmission, parking brake, throttle body, windows, rear A/C, steering suspension. Since we purchased the vehicle we have had to spend over $4000 on repairs that should be recalled due to safety.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #15

Oct 132006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
: the contact stated the ABS light illuminated causing the antilock brakes to malfunction. The service dealer stated the electronic braking control module needed to be replaced. The contact expressed concern that this was a defect.

- Shell Knob, MO, USA

problem #14

Apr 242006

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,891 miles
ABS light came on and motor would not stop running, even with engine turned off. Had to have ebcm for internal ground fault module replaced at charge of $1132.48. Tahoe only has 54,891 miles on it.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #13

Nov 212005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

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

Anti-lock braking system failure. Pump on anti-lock braking system continues to run causing pump failure unless customer disconnect fuse at panel. Upon disconnecting fuse the anti-lock braking system is useless as is the traction control feature. All lights, ABS, traction assist, brake become illuminated on dash board. I feel this is a hazardous condition due to the driver not having the anti-lock brakes or traction assist. I've talked with numerous owners of the same type vehicle and they all have the same complaints. The only repair is to replace the electronic brake control module (ebcm) that is mounted to the top of the ABS pump. GM is charging in the ballpark of $700-$900 for this part and they are aware of the problem.

- Aberdeen, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 042005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,225 miles
A problem with corrosion on the front wheel anti-lock sensors. Making you feel like the brakes are failing at slow speeds when stopping. My understanding is that this is already a "recall" issue in Canada. My dealer in a small town noted he has fixed 8 of these already this month alone.

- Cheboygan, MI, USA

problem #11

Apr 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
ABS sensor bad, causing improper braking, causing vehicle to not stop at slow speeds. Happens almost every time brakes are applied at slow speeds. Removing the ABS fuse is the only way to stop the malfunction short of an overly expensive repair. Life safety issue without working brakes.

- Bradford, NH, USA

problem #10

Jun 272005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
ABS ebcm shorted causing ABS failure, ABS dummy light to come on, and ABS pump to run incessantly. Had to pull fuse on ABS to prevent ABS pump wear/failure, which caused brake dummy light to come on - could not tell at the time if this was due to removed fuse or actual brake problem. Dealer cost to replace is $1100 although this is obviously a common problem with this unit (on many vehicles) - am having part repaired by 3rd party instead for $150 - hopefully will not cause other brake problems.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 202004

Tahoe

  • miles

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

My 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe lt 4WD would have its ABS brakes engage at speeds of 3 to 7 mph. Thi happened hundreds of times and cause it to become difficult to stop the vehicle at times. The problem was fixed by replacing the ABS speed sensors. I am aware that GM has a recall for Canadian trucks regarding this same problem, however I was required to pay for the repairs out of my own pocket.

- Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 012003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
ABS brake module. Low traction light comes on while driving, and drains the battery. Vehicle has been repaired twice. Cost covered the first time and GM paid half for last repair.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 012004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Heard a noise coming from vehicle. Consumer called nearest certified dealer and was told that it was the ABS module.

- Walker, LA, USA

problem #6

Aug 202004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
When shutting the vehicle off T ABS motor continued to run. As a result, ABS sensor light stayed on.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 182004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,450 miles
I have only had my 2001 Tahoe for a month or less and one dy when starting my vehcile the ABS light would not go out. When the car is off some type of motor is still running. The dealer said it was the bscm this controls the ABS system. It will cost me $1000. To fix. I have read where other people are having the same problems with there brakes. I need help!

- Carthage, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 182004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Tahoe ABS module went out after doing research realized there is hundreds of people with same problem after paying 30,000 for a Tahoe you shouldnt have this problem so soon and it be so expensive to fix.

- Kansas, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 102003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,400 miles
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe--ABS light came on. When vehicle was turned off, noise heard below vehicle. Service tech advised the ABS sensor module had gone bad--@$1,000 repair. Saw similar incidents on NHTSA website--thought it may help to include this incident.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 142003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • 37,000 miles
The ABS warning light flashes on and stays on while driving, when this occurs it drains the battery. This problem is caused by the ABS control module shorting out.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 062003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
The vehicles ABS module failed which caused the ABS light and brake light to illuminate.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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