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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,334 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 #6

Nov 282007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,456 miles


Brake pads wear unevenly. Inner pad wears well before outer pad wears. No wear sensor on inner pad. Only indication is metal to metal grinding, by that time the rotors are destroyed. 11-22-2006 had front pads replaced, found rotors damaged. 11-28-2007, rear rotor grinding, inner pad gone, outer pad intact. Heard of similar troubles on full size SUV and pickups manufactured by GM 1994-2004.

- Owosso, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 152007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, went to have it inspected and the emergency brakes failed. I never used them so how can they be worn out? also, when I went to adjust the cable, it was already adjusted all the way that it could go. It should not have been adjusted out all the way. This came like this from the factory and I bought it new. Now the garage want $300 to replace the emergency brakes which are different than the disc pad brakes. They even said that the rotor might be worn out also. This is ridiculous! that's another $300 plus labor.

- Crystal City, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 282006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,551 miles
Routine check on brakes for my 2001 Chevy Tahoe found at meineke car care center that my aluminum calipers on rear of brake system were locked in place wearing the rear brakes out. The front brakes were 40% used. Informed by lee, manager, this is a problem with this type caliper, uneven wear and locking up.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 092005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact stated that ABS light and brake light came on. He noticed that other vehicles had this problem. Dealership disconnected the ABS. Also, when turning the steering wheel all the way to the left or to the right consumer will hear a clicking noise usually while reversing.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 092005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe with an ABS brake module failure. The motor/pump that controls the ABS brakes won't turn off. It keeps running even when the ignition is turned off. My ABS light turns on and ABS brakes are now not operative. I read many complaints on this issue on 2001 model Chevy/GMC full size SUV/pickups. I think this is a safety concern that should be addressed immediately to prevent accidents and deaths due to ABS brake failures.

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 062003


  • miles
While driving at normal speed consumer applied the brakes, and there were no brakes. An independent repair shop replaced all four rotors. Consumer paid $1,200 for repairs.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

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