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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
170,400 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.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032014

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the brake fluid lines were corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the brake hose needed to be replaced. The failure was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 12/15/14. Updated 12/18/14 updated 02/24/15. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 9/25/15

- Holland, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 022014


  • 120,000 miles
ABS and tc light came on. Checked at shop and was told the speed sensor was bad, brakes were fine, but no ABS. Traveling down highway, and vehicle started making a lot of noise (metal on metal, etc). Had car towed, and the hub was bad. Was told we were lucky the wheel did not come off. Had to replace hub assembly and brake pads.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 132013


  • 80,000 miles
My wife was operating our Tahoe and felt the brakes seemed "funny" we proceeded onto the freeway for 40 miles, upon getting off the brake pedal was laws went to leave our destination and all the lights came on in the car brake system service, traction disabled fluid reservoir was empty took it to mechanic who said the brake lines were "rotted to pieces" I put it into the shop and had the rear lines replaced at a cost of $506. The mechanic stated the fronts will also need to be done. I feel the age of the vehicle does not match up to the rot involved on the brake lines it is a safety concern as well as an expensive repair.

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 042012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Brakes failed due to rust in the brake lines causing them to rupture without any warning while vehicle was in motion. Luckily accident was avoided due to low speed on a residential road. Young children were traveling in the vehicle. All brake fluids were immediately lost and brake pedal dropped all the way to the floor and did not slow vehicle at all. Dash warning lights did not give any forewarning! vehicle is only 7 years old.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #1

Mar 152010


  • 480,000 miles
Total brake failure in a 2005 Chevy Tahoe due to rusted brake lines only 48,000 miles.

- Grantham, NH, USA

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