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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,180 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 212013

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that he attempted to decelerate but the brake pedal failed to respond. Upon inspection, it was found that the brake lines had failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000. Updated 08/27/13

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 212010


  • 0 miles
Brake lines (all) are rusting to the point of failure. Must be replaced before someone dies. GM should make good for repairs.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 202009


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. While travelling at 2 mph and applying the brakes, the contact noticed that the brake pedal extended down to the floorboard. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealership where the brake line was replaced due to corrosion. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000. The current mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 202007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Brake failure. Complete loss of brake function without warning. Master cylinder replaced, but did not correct. Had to replace 2 brake lines. Both had rusted thourgh (beside the frame under the drivers seat). The 2 failed brake lines each had at least 10 rust blisters that could easily rupture. Vehicle was not from the North East or near the ocean.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 192003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,900 miles
Both brake lines to the rear wheels have cracked, leaving me with no brakes after the fluid leaked out. Pebbles continually get wedged between the rear calipers and wheel rims, causing wheel lockup, and scouring of the aluminum rims and rotors. The right rear top caliper bolt fell out, allowing the caliper to rotate forward and lock up the wheel. I was told that these vehicles were not designed to travel on a gravel lane, but where West of the Mississippi are there not gravel lanes? this is a very widespread problem, and dealers in ranching country are getting a flood of complaints, and have even designed rock shields for the rear disc brakes. It is a very large safety problem, for if the brakes do not completely fail they are impaired due to scoured rotors, etched wheels, and deteriorated pads.

- Terry, MT, USA

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