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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems: brakes not working properly

Brakes Not Working Properly

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chevrolet dealer.

8.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$640
Average Mileage:
59,350 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (10 reports)
  2. replace vacuum pump (2 reports)
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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe brakes problems

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 092019

Tahoe LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes not working, Hard brake pedal, ABS PUMP KICKS ON, NO STOP.

- Martin P., Scranton, PA, US

problem #11

Jul 062019

Tahoe LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,876 miles

GM knows about the problems with their vacuum pumps and needs to do something about it before lives are lost, people are significantly hurt, or property is damaged.

- Mike C., Dallas, TX, US

problem #10

Nov 052018

Tahoe LST V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

LOSE BRAKES AT SLOW SPEEDS. TAKEN TO DEALER AND TOLD NOTHING WRONG. I HAVE REAR-ENDED ONE CAR AND ALSO HIT A BUILDING. GOING BACK TO DEALER WITH COPIES OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS.

- Richard L., Mission Viejo, US

problem #9

Oct 042018

Tahoe LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

bought this 2015 tahoe with 14k miles on it over a yr ago. it now has around 48k miles and the vacuum brake pump goes out? gm needs to stop worrying about moving to mexico and fixed their issues now! someone is gonna die due their on going problems. not cool when your brakes goes out doing 70 on the freeway. and now its gonna cost me over $700 out of my pocket. i understand if it was a 10 yr old vehicle and a lot of miles but this is ridiculous.

- pshook80, Pleasant View, US

problem #8

Feb 192019

Tahoe LTZ V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Was going thru a drive thru with my family when we approached the window of the drive thru my brakes wouldnt stop. I was pressing so hard that I was standing on my brake as we are just rolling forward. Talk about a heart attack. Going to bring my truck in to see a mechanic this weekend to see whats going on. After reading everyone elses complaint,it sounds like a brake booster failure or a brake vacuum failure since I'm having the same issue with my brakes. Now I am scared to drive it. Dont feel safe.

- April F., Terryville, CT, US

problem #7

Dec 232018

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

When applying brake at low speed (under 5 mph) the vehicle continues to roll with brake pressed all the way to the floor. This happens in drive and reverse. No noise or dash display. Not safe!

- Elizabeth S., Covington, US

problem #6

Oct 262018

Tahoe LT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dangerous problem a brake failure should be a recall or extension on warranty through 70000. Happens on nearly every Tahoe customer I have spoken to.

- Ed S., Knoxville, US

problem #5

Sep 192018

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

Brakes become very hard to press on the pedal, at times the brake assist light comes on. Mechanics say it is an ongoing problem and there is a lawsuit against Chevy for it. Says it is the vaccum booster. Also relates at this time it can not be fixed due to replacements parts are also failing, and can not get other parts for it.

- Josh W., Fort Pierce, US

problem #4

Aug 012018

Tahoe LTZ V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

Over the last few days, it has developed an issue where the brakes fail to engage at a low speed. It happens when I am inching forward in stop and go traffic and at red lights. I have to press on the brakes with a lot of pressure for them to grab. I am bringing it into the service department on Monday.

- Shana S., Marrero, LA, US

problem #3

Feb 132018

Tahoe LTZ V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,278 miles

I purchased a new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ May 2015. Feb 2018 I noticed the brakes became difficult to depress when the vehicle was moving slowly such as in pulling into a parking slot or going less than 10 miles an hour. I have, since Feb 2018 taken the vehicle to the dealer and contacted GM's representative on at least three occasions. I have been told the problem cannot be identified/diagnosed. As recently as yesterday 25 Aug 2018, the same problem occurred with the vehicle. GM at this point has to be aware of this particular malfunction, they need to own up to it. If anyone else is experiencing or has experienced this particular problem, please contact me: joann.taalib@yahoo.com.

- Jo-Ann T., Huntsville, US

problem #2

Jan 012017

Tahoe LT 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Brakes would not work under high braking activity in reverse. Had to slam brake to floor to get them to work in light braking situation.

- Anthony D., Warner Robins, US

problem #1

Sep 052017

Tahoe LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

I was backing up and tapping the brakes as I went. I noticed the brakes getting harder and harder the more I tapped till eventually I had to stand on the brakes to stop the vehicle.

- Brandon M., Newnan, GA, US

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