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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182001


  • miles


Chevrolet has 3 other cases open that have not been resolved. When applying the brakes hard to stop suddenly the vehicle pulls hard to the right. The dealership has tried tires, brake pads, rotors etc.. it appears all new Tahoe do this as I drove another brand new one and it does the same thing. The service manager has opened tac case # 5303279 with Chevrolet. The service manager informed me that Chevrolet already has 3 unresolved cases. The service manager said the problem is in the brake system as the rear passenger brake seems to activate first when brakes are applied hard for a sudden stop. This throws the rest of the vehicle to track to the right which must be abruptly corrected by the driver. The service manager informed me that Chevrolet has no fix. The service manager also said they clamped the rear brake lines on my vehicle and this fixed the problem, which proves the problem is in the rear brake system. I am very concerned as I bought this vehicle to tow my boat. If I must apply the brakes suddenly (which can happen quite often when towing) I will lose control of the vehicle. The problem is not noticeable under slow/smooth braking. The problem is worse the faster you are going. Therefore, at highway speed the vehicle will easily lose control. I test drove another brand new Tahoe at the dealership and it has the exact same problem. The service manager also said he tested a used one and it had the problem as well.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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