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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
124,400 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.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 302010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


My vehicles ABS light just came on for no reason and it takes longer to come to a complete stop when pressing on the brakes. Also, after turning the vehicle off, it sounds like something under the hood is still running and the battery is drained.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 142010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
I walked into my garage at night to see it filled with smoke, plastic smelling and coming from underneath when I looked under the 2002 Tahoe I saw a red glowing ball and a lot of smoke coming from ABS box by the fuel filter. I backed it out of the garage and far away from my house when I stopped and looked under and there was a burned black smuge box. Is there a recall on this Tahoe?

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 142009


  • 158,000 miles
ABS pump motor running continuously even after you turn off vehicle.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 172009


  • 142,000 miles
I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with a brake issue that I have been reading up on. The ABS brakes are applying for no reason at low speeds each time I apply my brake. I called my dealer and GM direct and they said they would not cover it in a recall. I have done quit a bit of research and have read alot about the problem and how dangerous this is and I feel as though they should take care of it 100%. it is now to the point that it is unsafe to even drive.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 182008


  • 96,000 miles
This is the second time that my ABS control module has failed on my truck. The first time it was covered by the vehicle warranty. The second time it is not covered by warranty. The first and second time for failure has occurred within approx 4 years of each other. I have received a quote of approx. $1,800 "just" for the part alone to fix this.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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