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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. use the special clips from gm to prevent it (1 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142007

(reported on)

Tahoe Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


My 2003 Tahoe won't pass inspection for the parking brake, so I take in for repair. The dealer tells me the brake pads are worn. I don't use the parking brake very often and could not believe it. The dealer told me that the Tahoe applies the parking brake every time you apply your normal brakes. This is design flaw as I have never seen this in any other vehicle. GM recognized this so they came out with special clips to prevent premature wear on your parking brake pads. GM should have informed ALL their Tahoe customers about these clips long ago so they would not have to pay $250 to get new pads on a parking brake that is not used.

GM's customer service number (staffed by non-GM employees as in a contract service) won't do anything about it.

This problem is a design flaw in the parking brake and GM knows about it, but they refuse to inform their customers about the solution before they have to spend money on replacing parking brake pads.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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