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#785 of 6471 2000 Tahoe Brake Problems
Mar 09, 2001 (8:42 am)
I bought a 2000 Tahoe last fall, and twice this year I have experienced a loss of braking. This is not a fading of brake power, but a complete loss of stopping power. Both times were on clean dry roads, on very slight hills. The last time was exiting from a highway. The Tahoe slowed well from highway speed to about 5-10 mph. At that point the braking just disappeared. I rolled about 30 feet at about 5 mph while pressing the pedal at far as it would go. The feel to the pedal was about normal. It did not go to the floor. This was after driving for only about 10 miles with no heavy breaking.
There also seemed to be something amiss with the transmission, as when it finally did shift it was sudden and rough (jarred the whole truck). I read a few other posts where others have seen similar problems. Has anyone discovered what the cause is?
I had it towed into the dealer, and they say everything is fine. I also called the Chevy Customer Assistance line, and they refuse to do anything as well. As this is the second time this has happened, I am VERY nervous about driving the truck until the problem is corrected.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
#786 of 6471 spcummins
Mar 09, 2001 (3:14 pm)
I wouldn't want to second guess your problem, not when the brakes are the concern. I would take it to a reputable mechanic and have them give it a good look at. If they find anything wrong you could have them or the dealer fix it and give the bill for the repair to the dealer for reimbursement.
#788 of 6471 Air conditioner and fuel pump
Mar 10, 2001 (6:14 pm)
I just put my truck in the shop for the 5th time
b/c the back air condiioner went out, it's been
there for 4days b/c they had to order parts,has
anyone else had that problem, and about 4months
after I bought my truck they had to replace the
fuel pump, the back windows, and my car jack,
And every once and awhile it acts like it doesn't
want to start,
I've learn my leason, This was my first chevy and
it will be my last chevy, I don't care for American cars that much.
#789 of 6471 Coffee3-Sorry to hear
Mar 10, 2001 (10:38 pm)
I don't know what is going on with your truck, it just sounds like a batch of bad luck. I have had no problems out of my Yukon XL. You can request a loaner to drive until yours is repaired, or tell them you want your truck back and to call you when the parts are in. What was wrong with your fuel pump? Did it quit or was it making noise? I have heard of rear window motor problems on this board, but have not had any on my unit. How did you get a bad jack?! Never heard off that, what went wrong with it? I carry a small floor jack all the time, it is faster than using the factory jack. It cost $30 at my local parts store, with case. If you have a 2000 model with a 5.3L engine, there is a service bulletin for the dealer to re-program your engine computer, for the no-start/stalling problems that have cropped up. Have them check it out. What happened to the rear air? Just a fan motor,switch or what? If you look at this page and the Yukon XL page you will see plenty of people with very positive experiences with there choice. I am sorry to hear you have had so many problems with this one. If you like imports and want to appear to drive a US car/truck try the Chevy Tracker.
#790 of 6471 I Agree with Coffee3
Mar 12, 2001 (8:44 am)
My Tahoe was my first American made car and I won't buy another. Granted we are at 100,000 miles, but we've already had one fuel pump, 3 compressors, 3 alternators, one master cylinder, 2 water pumps and a myriad of other repairs since we bought the car new in 1996. All maintenance and repairs have been done on schedule and at certified Chevy dealers. Since being paid off a few months ago we've shelled out $1,300 for various brake work and the problem is still not fixed. The brakes seem to be in constant need of some repair and have never really worked right. (Now the ABS light is coming on and when it does, the fan goes off.) This isn't to mention the shoddy interior that has cracked and literally fallen off since about 50,000 miles ago. GM basically blew me off when I tried to talk to them about the $7K plus in repairs and said "you should have bought an extended warranty." That tells me they make their cars to last the warranty period and that is it. I'd like to think that my car is just fluke.... but it's hard. I just caution all potential buyers to do their homework. No car is perfect, but when you spend this much for a vehicle and it literally starts falling apart at 50,000 miles - that doesn't speak well for the product.
Mar 12, 2001 (8:54 am)
I've had similar, though not as severe, problems with my 2000 that I bought in May. Occassionally, I'll get a seeming total loss of braking but it only lasts for about a second or two tops. Also, I've had times where the tranny feels like its shaking the whole truck. Let me know if you find out anything interesting. As for me, the dealer, who has generally been pretty good, checked it over and found nothing.
#792 of 6471 Gas Mileage
Mar 12, 2001 (11:17 am)
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota and own a 2001 MC Yukon, 5.3L V8. I have about 5,300 miles on the vehicle and the mileage on this vehicle has not improved yet. In 2 wheel drive I am getting 11.5 mpg in the city and on the highway I am getting 13-13.5 mpg. I wanted to post this message to see what kind of gas mileage other Yukon owners are seeing. Any information on this would be appreciated.
Sanjil Set hi
#793 of 6471 2000 Yukon Rattles
Mar 12, 2001 (12:32 pm)
I have two rattles in my 2000 Denali, which 5 trips to the dealer have not cured. I was wondering if anyone else had similar experience and a clue to possible solutions. The first rattle is in the front passengers window area, and sounds like the glass is flexing. Turning a corner or hitting a bump will cause this "chucking" sound in the glass. On less than smooth secondary roads, the noise is continuous. Dealer has adjusted everything associated with the window with no success. The second rattle is a true rattle - somewhere in the very back of the interior - either in the barn doors or right side - which manifests itself when the car is cold, and last about 10 minutes. Any clues would be much appreciated.
Mar 12, 2001 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2001 DXL (therefore can't provide much help on the post regarding the 2000 Denali rattles since it is an entirely different vehicle). I am getting 12.5 mpg with the 6.0L and AWD on the trip computer. I am hopeful that the fuel economy will improve as the engine breaks in.