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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,377 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 042004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


The emergency brake did not keep the vehicle from moving. The consumer was able set the emergency brake and the vehicle would still move. It was replaced less than one year ago, but the problem recurred. The work was performed by the local mechanic. Once the brake was set and was stressed, the shoe would fail.

- West Buxton, ME, USA

problem #3

Dec 032003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Emergency brake on Tahoe's go out if you do not use them and cost around $500. To fix the problem.from people I have talked to GM knows about the problem but does not care and refuses to fix.I understand that this problem is on all Tahoe and Suburban years 2002 and pass a safety test in Texas you haven't to have an emergency brake that works.I was told that you have to use this brake on it will happen again.I don't park on a hill so I don't use it.others are the same.

- Desoto, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 012003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Problem with parking brake prevents vehicle from passing Texas state inspection. Vehicle will move forward during idle with parking brake fully engaged.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 242004

(reported on)


  • 3,000 miles
Consumer stated the emergency brake did not hold. Took vehicle to a mechanic and the mechanic stated the actuator broke inside the brake drum.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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