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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,069 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Oct 292010


  • 86,000 miles


2002 Chevrolet Tahoe experiencing unwanted antilock braking system activation at low speed. A recall for the exact same symptoms has been issued. I called Chevrolet at the number stated in the recall and was told it does not apply to my vehicle thus Chevrolet will not repair the defect on my vehicle. I find it an unimaginable coincidence that I have the very same year/model vehicle exhibiting the exact same symptoms as stated in the recall yet Chevrolet states that it does not apply to my vehicle and will not perform the repairs under the recall. The GM recall # is 05068, NHTSA campaign id # is 05V379000 and the NHTSA action # is PE0502. My vehicle should be repaired under this recall.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #11

Jul 172008


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the ABS and brake lights would intermittently illuminate. When the contact would attempt to stop, the brakes would not engage automatically. She also noticed a buzzing noise when the vehicle was turned on and off, which she stated would drain the battery. The vehicle was taken to a repair facility where the contact was advised that the ABS control module was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the contact would have to replace the control module at her expense. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent over the couorse of two years. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000 and the current mileage was 125,528.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #10

Oct 122010


  • 103,000 miles
ABS light has been on new brakes were purchased and vehicle is not stopping in low mph ex 10 miles per hour vehicle still proceeds and brake pedal is pushed to the floor ?

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152010


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. When coming to a stop and depressing the brake pedal, the ABS would not activate to stop the vehicle; the vehicle would skid when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the dealer stated that she would have to pay for a diagnostic test to find the cause of the problem. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Springfield, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 162010


  • 184,000 miles
My 2002 Chevy Tahoe antilock brakes have malfunctioned and I was unable to stop at the stop sign because my vehicle kept going. I was going at a low rate of speed and there was a scrubbing sound. My vehicle went through the stop sign and I cam to a stop in the middle of the intersection. I contacted my mechanic and he stated that it sounded like the antilock brakes and said that there had been a recall. I looked it up online and found there had been a recall. I contacted GM and was told that my particular vehicle wasn't part of the recall NHTSA #05V379000 because my VIN number wasn't listed. My mechanic said this is not the first time he's heard of this particular vehicle having this same problem.

- Valley, AL, USA

problem #7

Aug 032010


  • 85,600 miles
Brake system failure due to excessive corrosion of brake lines, 2002 Chevy Tahoe: A complete failure of the brakes due to a leak in the brake lines due to extensive corrosion of the brake lines. An inspection of the brake lines revealed a leak (developed suddenly) and the entire set of brake lines are heavily corroded along their entire length. The only reason this did not cause an accident was the leak developed suddenly before the truck was started.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #6

Jan 232009


  • 84,000 miles


My anti-lock brakes on my 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe come on every time I try to stop while turning. It started about 2 weeks ago when I slid on the ice and continues to do it every time I brake while turning now. Was almost in an accident yesterday when it did it while trying to stop while driving straight was not turning and now it is making a very weird noise just driving sounds like popping and squealing and clunking called Chevrolet regarding the recall was told my vehicle wasn't in the recall after arguing about the recall area and explaining problem in more depth was placed on hold to investigate more in depth and then alisa smith came back on the line and told me my vehicle was in the recall and was already fixed. Well apparently it wasn't fixed or it wouldn't still be doing what it was recalled for in the first place. I just bought this vehicle in October 2008 and am very upset about this problem. Thank you for your help in this issue.

- Quincy, MI, USA

problem #5

Jul 132002


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer on four occasions. While driving 10 mph, the ABS activates unexpectedly. The risk of a serious crash or injury was increased. The vehicle was repaired twice according to NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:anti lock). In addition, the wheel speed sensor was replaced. All of the remedies have been insufficient to date. The manufacturer did not assist. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 108,000.

- Middlebury, CT, USA

problem #4

Nov 222008


  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving less than 60 mph, the brakes made a loud dragging sound when the pedal was depressed. In addition, the ABS warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. Through online research, the contact discovered recalls on the vehicle, but was not sure if they pertained to his particular vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 131,000.

- Westley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 122008


  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 4 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle failed to slow down when the brake pedal was depressed. After depressing the brake pedal to the floor several times, the vehicle came to a complete stop. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Recently, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to the antilock brake system. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000 (service brakes, hydraulic:antilock), although the failures were identical. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The failure mileage was 175,000 and current mileage was 184,000.

- Lima, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 042008


  • 90,000 miles
Noticed a grove in both rear rotors, upon inspection of the brakes it was determined that the parking brake shoes slipped down from it's mounting and scored the rotors. I was unable to remove the rotors on both sides, without damaging them. I had to use a puller to remove them. Both parking brake shoes were worn out and the braking plates were rusted out. This is the second time this has happened in 90,000 miles.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003


  • miles
Problems with suspension, brakes, and gas gauge giving out an improper reading. Few days after vehicle was being serviced, consumer noticed a fuel smell coming from vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer which they found out that the gas cap wasn't tight. Also, whicle putting fuel, gas tank burst spilling fuel to the consumer. In addition, consumer experienced stalling, suspension squeaks, and fuel related problems.

- Livonia, MI, USA

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