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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 222014

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer states problem with vehicle brakes. The consumer stated his daughter was driving the vehicle. His daughter had difficulty stopping the vehicle. When she arrived home, he decided to test drive the vehicle, and soon discovered the brake pedal went down to the floor and he could barely stop the vehicle. The consumer had to add nearly 16 ounces of brake fluid. The consumer took the vehicle to his mechanic, where it was determined the brake lines were rusted and one line was leaking badly. The repair cost, the consumer $1,346.62.

- Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 072014

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
I had to hit the brakes hard to avoid a person that ran a stop sign. I drove off, down a hill and upon reaching the stop sign at the bottom of the hill, I applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I had very limited braking and stopped 3/4 of the way into the intersection. Thank goodness there wasn't any cross traffic. I had the car towed to my local Chevy dealer and was told that one of the metal lines had ruptured and that all the lines would have to be replaced. Dealer wants $2,800 to replace these bio-degradable brake lines. One would wonder why the muffler is still original and in good shape, but the brake lines corroded to the point of catastrophic failure. Dealer is not willing to assist in the cost due to the age of the vehicle. The investigation that is on-going needs to include more model years than what is being investigated. It may then shed light on how wide spread this problem really is. I am under the understanding that metal brake lines should last a lot longer then a muffler. GM is taking the stance that the problem only occurs in "salt states". if I am not mistaken, don't they sell these vehicles in "salt states?" there needs to be a recall, before someone gets killed. This is serious. Updated 09/24/14.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

May 082006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The power steering shaft and the brakes werenot operating normally. The brake calipers, rotors, pads and brake lines were repaired, due to the passenger front brake smoking with a lift flame. The failure mileage was 20,000. The contact stated that due to the year of the vehicle the failures should not have occurred. The current mileage is 26,000.

- Andover, MA, USA

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