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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, Brakes, SUV
Jul 24, 2006 (2:46 pm)
I have a 2001 chevy Tahoe, my ABS would come on when braking at low speed, after some time the dealership agreed to do the recall, only to say I still have the problem and need to replace my front hubs, they want to replace the driver side first and if that doesn't fix it they'll do the passenger side. I took the vehicle to a local sears and they did a free steering inspection stating that the hubs are in perfect condition. Any ideas? Did the dealership really do the recall? How can I tell?
I have attached a description of the recall that i found on line.
GM to recall 553,000 SUVs, trucks to fix brakes (12/24/05)
General Motors Corp. is expanding an earlier recall of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to include another 553,000 vehicles because of potential problems with brakes. Unwanted application of the anti-lock brake system in some vehicles can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed braking. GM in August recalled 804,000 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in 14 states for the same problem. The recall is being expanded to include Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Vehicles affected by the recall include the Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs. The GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected. All the vehicles are from the 1999-2002 model years. More than 200 crashes and some minor injuries were linked to the recall.
#13 of 95 Re: Abs brakes [tahoetrouble]
Aug 01, 2006 (8:42 am)
there is nothing wrong with the hubs...the problem in this case seems like a wheel speed sensor corrosion problem, which is located in the hub, and yes a new hub would come with a new sensor. but if there is nothing wrong with the hub...you can just replace the speed sensor, they just want to hit you up for more money by replacing the whole assembley. just replace the speed sensors and clean the mounting surface, its a fairly easy repair...if you can replace brakes and rotors, you should have no problems doing this yourself.
#14 of 95 Similar ABS Issue... Help!!
Aug 10, 2006 (6:39 am)
Hi first time forumer. I bought a '95 Chevy Burb 1500 last year for $5k 100K on it. I've put appx. 26K on it w/ no issues. I just changed orig. Oxygen & MAP Sensors last week. Now my ABS light sparatically comes on. When this happens I lose power and my odometer goes to "0," even though I could be doing 50-70 mph. My RPM's are still high, but it doesn't shift gears when this happens. It doesn't seem to be the tranny, but it's like I'm driving while pressing the brakes. Someone Help!!!
#15 of 95 2004 Suburban Brake problem
Aug 24, 2006 (4:44 pm)
Just returned from the dealership and had an interesting talk with the service guy. My subburban was in for an oil change. The guy says I need a new right front axle seal.
OK its covered under the extended warranty.
Its due for tires and alignment that was on my radar already anyway.
Now the shocker. He says I a complete brake job on all 4 wheels. Rotors drums the works. The vehichle has 53K on it.
OK I could see needing some brake work at that mileage (mostly highway). But having everything re done?
So is there an inherent issue with the brakes on this vehicle that I don't know about? Is there anything I can do to address or correct his issue so I'm not repeating the complete brake job again a year or 2 down the road?
#16 of 95 Re: 2004 Suburban Brake problem [cspierings]
Aug 26, 2006 (5:46 am)
I have a '04 Tahoe with 68 000 miles and my brakes, i.e. pads and disks still look like new. My driving is mostly highway meaning about 90% is highway. At 53 k you should not need any brake work yet as you say you drive mostly highway too.
Do you feel something wrong with brakes when you use them? Have you looked at your brakes yourself?
#17 of 95 Re: 1999 Tahoe Brake Problem [jk06]
Aug 26, 2006 (2:31 pm)
ABS brakes sometimes activate when you drive over a small bump on rods and the wheels start bouncing while you apply brakes at the same time.
Usually this indicates that you need new shocks for your vehicle but in some vehicles, like in a 1500 4x4 Dodge ram that I have, it seems to be a bad design as the new stock shocks don't help.
#18 of 95 Re: 2004 Suburban Brake problem [cspierings]
Aug 26, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Get used to it!!!. My wife's 97 Suburban has about 90k miles on it. The 1st set of pads were toasted along with the rotors with less that 15k miles. The dealer did the 1st change out of the pads/rotors, albeit on our our nickel. By switching to to the new more expensive ceramic pads, we tend to get about 20-25k between pad changes. The rear brakes have been get changed every other time we do the front pads. We were also impacted by the corrosion build-up in the front hubs which cause the ABS system to malfunction. That's an easy fix as well if your vehicle isn't covered with the GM selective recall.
Hope this puts a little perspective on the issue given the vehicle weighs in at over two tons empty.
#19 of 95 How do I fix a low break Pedal on 1999 GMC Suburban?
Dec 23, 2006 (11:42 am)
1999 GMC suburban - front Disk, Rear Drum. Having fairly low breaking pedal (Pedal must be moved down excessively to break). Car has normal break shoes wear?
I thank you in advance for your advise.
I am new to this forum. Please advise if this post is in a wrong forum.
#20 of 95 2003 Tahoe rear brake wear?
Feb 10, 2007 (10:04 am)
Is anyone seeing the rear brake pads wearing WAY faster than the fronts? I have a 2003 Tahoe 4WD and I am now on my 3rd set of rear pads and have not touched the fronts.
My thought is that the proportioning valve is either malfunctioning, or set up incorrectly as I have always been under the impression that most of the braking is done by the front brakes.
Thanks for any input.
#21 of 95 Re: Abs brakes [chevytech429]
Feb 12, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I own a 2004 Tahoe Z71 with all the off road equipment installed at the factory.
Yesterday while out doing a little four wheeling I notice my brakes did not work that well.
While on a dirt road, going slightly down hill and at the bottom I stepped on my brakes to avoid going through the dip to fast. I was in 4 HI and only going about 10mph. As I applied my brakes to slow down they just pulsated instead of having a steady braking action. They would not allow me to come to a complete stop and had a very hard time trying to slow down. I've drove for many years and have owned several vehicles and even now have another 4 wheel drive Jeep. What happened did not seem right.
Does anyone know if this is the same problem with the Tahoe Brakes, and if so is this part of the recall to where I could have it corrected?