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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
171,448 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 122015


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the brake pedal was engaged but the vehicle hesitated to respond without warning. The contact was able to avoid an accident. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ABS brake system failed and the front driver and the passenger side hub bearing assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #3

Apr 222015


  • 95,000 miles
My vehicle failed to start upon leaving the mall. After several trouble shooting procedures at my resident the next day, I found that the in tank fuel sending unit was not working. During the gently lowering of the fuel tank, the sending unit to filter fuel line that runs along the inside of the vehicle frame just crumbled into chunks of rust. After further inspection, I can not believe that GM actually installed fuel lines made out of plain unprotected steel tubing, especially on a vehicle that was sold and operated in a snow belt state. Also while I was replacing the fuel supply and return lines, I noticed that the brake line that feeds the rear brakes that also runs along the inside of the frame was in the same sad shape, during removal of this brake line, it also crumbled into chunks of rust, how these lines did not fail prior to this incident is beyond me. If it wasn't for being a skilled mechanic by trade, this would have cost a fortune in labor cost to repair. For a vehicle sold/operated in snow belt states, these lines should have been made out of stainless steel or some other non-ferrous alloy material.

- Zion, IL, USA

problem #2

May 282014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 180,790 miles
Driver's side rear hydraulic brake line along frame rail failure due to corrosion in line.

- Middle River, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012


  • 240,000 miles
Started truck, stepped on brake to engage reverse gear, pedal dropped almost to floor. Rear brake line rusty and fluid broke through near the gas tank area.

- Elkton, MD, USA

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