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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,612 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 #9

Jul 012005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Contact complained about ABS brake failure.. at low speeds when the brakes were applied they failed. There was pulsation within the front end of the vehicle when the brakes were applied. This resulted in extended stopping distances. There have been no warning lights illuminating and indicating there was a problem within the ABS braking system. A local service technician cleaned the ABS sensor. This did not remedy the problem. The service dealer stated they will have to replace the ABS sensor and replace the wheel speed sensor. Consumer disconnected the ABS fuse. Consumer has not contacted the manufacturer. There was a recall for ABS brakes in Canada.

- Punxsutawney, PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 152005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Consumer says that ABS light keeps coming on. When the consumer applies the brakes, he says that the vehicle pulls to the right. Consumer went to dealer and they said that if he continues to drive vehicle, it will eventually lock up. Consumer asked about a recall and dealer said that there is some kind of recall in the North part of the nation, but his vehicle is not included. Consumer wants his vehicle to be include in the recall to get it fixed. Consumer wants to reimbursed in full for costs of fixing problem.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #7

Mar 092005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The ABS activates at slow speeds(anything below 10 mph) whether you are going forward or reverse. It causes the vehicle to travel longer distances in order to stop, not mentioning scareing the devil out of the driver. I have had the brake pads replaced and it seems to do it more often.

- Davisburg, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 202005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Brakes faded and pulsated, when the brake pedal was depressed, did not occur everytime, mainly slower speeds. Brakes steadily got worse. First time it occurred had to turn to avoid striking car in front. Front wheel hubs and bearings along with rusted brake rotors and brake pads were replaced. Brake pads only making contact with less than one inch of rotor

- Lake Linden, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 142005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The 2002 Tahoe ABS defect in them. Called GM they are not going to warranty the vehicles in New Hampshire, because they have not received a recall letter. There is no recall in New Hampshire, because they are recall the ones Canada. The brakes at a slow speed are activating, and took to a GM dealer and GM will not reimburse. Testing and found the ABS sensors corroded and gap spread, per GM tech at dealership. The consumer has corrected the problem at own expense and wants reimbursment!!

- Belmont, NH, USA

problem #4

Apr 152005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. Having problem with the ABS system. It happened three times. The last time it happened on April 15, 2005 caroline was coming off ramp at 10 mph there was water draining off side, there was no warning light, the brake pedal went all the way down, and the car did not stop. The car was taken to the dealer on April 18,2005, and the dealer stated there was nothing wrong with the ABS system. Driver's front door seems to fill with water. No water found in door. Door is designed to allow water to go in door and drain out bottom. Idle is rough. Dealer let vehicle idle in stall for approximately 30 minutes with no rough idle noted.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 162004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


Vehicle traction seems to be slipping when turning right or left.

- Homewood, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 182004

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer complained about stopping problems.. a number of times she tried to come to a stop, and vehicle did not stop. She took vehicle to repair shop several times, and mechanic determined that the ABS brakes were dirty, and cleaned them. But that did not help. Consumer took vehicle to another dealer, who stated that there was nothing wrong with ABS brakes.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 152002

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, applied brakes and without warning all four wheels locked up, resulting in vehicle skidding out of control, this malfunction was not serviced by dealer. The dealer refused to service vehicle. They took the wheels off and took pictures of the brakes, the chassis, under carriage and the speedometer. The pictures were sent to the factory for evaluation. They stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle has experienced problems with the braking on four different occasions driven by different people. GM refuses to acknowledge that there is something wrong with the brake system on this vehicle.

- Timberlake, NC, USA

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