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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,296 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 222010


  • miles


No accident yet. Smelled gas so I looked under 2003 Tahoe for leaks and noticed filler neck plus fuel lines along with brake lines with extreme rust. I understand rust forms on all metals. But this is something you should find on twenty year or older vehicles. I am a licensed Apr. And run a quality shop and have work on vehicles for a living for over thirty years and only see this on substandard or low grade materials. So why do these lines have this problem? this is a safety issue that really should be addressed. I've seen other manufacturers recall much less problems why not this. If you price out these pieces for replacement you or your costumer better be sitting down. Parts are normally in stock. We all know they only stock what's sells regularly. Please again this is safety problem Chevy should own up to.

- Feeding Hills, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact's boat was connected to the tow bar of the vehicle. While driving 5 mph in reverse the contact attempted to activate the emergency brake and it failed. There were no collisions. There were no warning light indicators present. The failure mileage was 32,000. The contact did not have the failure diagnosed.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 142003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,887 miles
Parking brake premature wearing results in vehicle that can roll down a hill and cause injury or accident. With 28,000 miles on my 2001 Chevy Tahoe, the parking brake will not hold. After paying the dealer to look at the problem I was told that the brake shoes were worn. I was informed that other newer model trucks have the same condition. The service tech said, "driving just 10 feet will wear them out." I informed I do not drive with the brake on. On perhaps 2-3 ocassions did I move with the brake on and once the chime sounded it was taken off. Driving 10 feet is hardly acceptable. I contacted Chevrolet about this built-iin requirement for service that makes the dealer happy and causes a major safety issue. They were not willing to make any "goodwill" gestures, citing this was a wear issue.

- Kent, WA, USA

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