Brake Fluid Leak Problems of Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 24 problems related to brake fluid leak (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. I bought a 2004 chevy Tahoe August 2013- I maybe drove it twice a week for maybe 3 weeks. Do to the screw up with the dealership and insurance company I was canceled in September up until October 22 the truck sat in my drive way. Finally was able to drive it. Drove it one day, I was driving back after filling my tank. I'm coming up to a red light with a motorcycle in front of me. I began applying the brakes and I'm approaching the motorcycle in front of me. When I try to apply the brakes, I'm pushing them all the way to the floor and I'm not stopping. I know at this point I don't have brakes. I swerve to avoid rear ending the motorcycle. I almost hit on coming cars. Then I'm able to apply what was left of the brakes to get the car to stop. When I put the Tahoe it to park that's when the brake light comes on. I get out and I see nothing but brake fluid pouring out of the front driver side. I look underneath the truck(SUV) and the entire brake lines where rotted and the entire under neath the truck was rusted. It was Oct. 22, 2013 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.
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#2 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Just after coming off of a major highway,slowing down as I was approaching a set of lights,the brake pedal lost pressure,and went to the floor on my 2005 chevy Tahoe. The rotors,pads and calipers had just been replaced 6mths prior,so I knew they were not the problem. I figured either the master cylinder went, or something was wrong with the brake lines. The service brake system and brake light were on. I was able to use the parking brake and downshift the transmission to come to a stop. Turns out,one of the brake lines rotted out at the rear,causing the fluid to leak out,and the loss of my brakes. Luckly I did not get into an accident. Vehicle is only 8yrs old,with just turning 100000 mi. In my opinion, this should not be happening this soon. It was Sep. 24, 2013 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.
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#3 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. I was driving on a 2 lane road in millersville maryland, I hit my brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I had no brakes. I was able to avoid other vehicles and made a turn onto another road that had an incline. The vehicle finally stopped. I looked around the vehicle and saw that brake fluid was leaking from the rear driver's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who determined that a driver's side rear brake line had rusted through and leaked brake fluid . I was extremely lucky not to have crashed myself or injured other drivers. Very, very dangerous situation. This issue happened on 08/25/13.
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#4 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. My daughter was driving along the freeway when suddenly she had to brake and the pedal went down to the floor, the truck not stopping. She got in the slow lane and had to go very slow to her destination. Thank god she's a good driver or she could've killed herself or someone else. I met her at her destination to check out my truck and found that when you stepped on the brake pedal, brake fluid poured out from under the chassis of the truck in the area of the rear driver side door. So I looked at the rest of my brake lines and they are full of rust. It was 08/19/2013 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.
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#5 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving vehicle the brakes became soft, brake warning light came on. When I tried to stop the brake pedal went to floor with no stopping power. Fortunately I was able to slow down and come to a stop without collision or injury. Brake fluid was dripping all over. Taking vehicle to mechanic, but appears that break line has rusted through and will need replacement. Found information on-line that break line rust through is under investigation on these vehicles as it is occurring more frequently. The failure date was Friday, August 16, 2013.
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#6 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNEK13Z33_. I started the vehicle on 2/27/13 to go to an afternoon wedding. Brake light warning and sound alarm went off - no brakes. Brake fluid had leaked all over driveway. Thank goodness the brakes had not failed on the previous day when my wife had gone to a luncheon. Vehicle was towed on Monday (7/29/13) to chevy dealership. Inspection revealed that all brake lines plus rusted front rotors and back plates needed replacement. Currently being repaired at a cost of over $3500. 00. Rusted rear rotors were replaced a few years ago. As a long time chevy owner, I never, ever had a problem, such as this, with brake lines and components. This is a low mileage vehicle, for its age, and never driven in the snow or on salty roadways. I am very skeptical of purchasing another gm product if they insist on using inferior parts. This problem occurred on Jul. 27, 2013.
#7 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. Rear brake line burst. . . Fluid leaking and no brakes!!! this is dangerous. . . Lucky I was going slow when this line burst. . . Brake lines complety rusted. . This truck is only 10 years old, brake lines are rusted and needs to be replaced. . . Gm needs to use better steel. . . This brake fluid leak problem happened on June 19, 2013.
#8 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. My wife went to start the vehicle by placing foot on the brake pedal. At start-up the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and she realized she had no braking power. I crawled under the vehicle to notice a significant amount of brake fluid leaking from very corroted brake lines. Luckily, we were two blocks from a repair shop. Once at the repair shop they advised that not only were the front brake lines leaking but all of the brake lines were corroted and needed replaced immediately. This repair cost me over $815. 00 on a 9 year old vehicle. I've never had brake lines go bad on any vehicle I've owned. The failure date was Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
#9 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNEK13Z32_. Brake pedal went to the floor when attempting to slow down. No warning at all. Had just applied the brakes a few minutes earlier with no problem. I was able to just get the truck home the few miles from the highway. I checked the truck over thinking the brake master cylinder had failed but discovered that the brake line running along the frame to the rear of the truck had rusted, was ruptured, and leaking brake fluid. The truck is well maintained. I was lucky that there was no other vehicles near me when it happened. It was 09/18/12 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.
#10 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. On September 3rd, 2012 I was driving my 2003 chevy Tahoe and I had just pulled into a shopping center and as I was approaching a stop sign I applied the brakes. The brake pedal went straight to the floor. I went straight through the stop sign, but, luckily there were no other vehicles at the intersection. I was able to put the vehicle into 1st gear and guide it into a parking spot away from other vehicles. When I exited the vehicle and looked under the truck, I could see all of the brake line fluid pouring out of the brake lines. The Tahoe was towed to my mechanic. During the repair, the mechanic showed me all of the brake lines and they were all severely corroded. Every brake line had to be replaced. There is no other corrosion on the vehicle. The failure date was Monday, Sep. 3, 2012.
#11 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13TX4_. My brake lines burst and began leaking brake fluid as I put my car in gear and began backing out of my driveway. I crawled under the car and the lines looked corroded. I live in delaware and purchased the car in northern new jersey. This problem occurred on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
#12 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crash was involved with the Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated while driving 10 mph, she applied the brakes and the pedal depressed to the floor. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The contact noticed that the brake lines were fractured and leaking brake fluid upon exiting the vehicle. The vehicle was safely driven home and parked. The vehicle was then taken to an independent repair shop, but repairs were not performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 126,000. It was Saturday, December 17, 2011 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.
#13 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. I was traveling on a parkway, and had to brake when traffic ahead started to slow down. The truck started to slow down, but while I was still traveling approx. 35-40mph (was orig. Driving 55. . . . Normal highway speed when I started to brake) when the brake pedal went to the floor, and I lost all braking. The only reason I didn't rear end the car in front of me was because there was no car in the lane to my right at the time. I rolled to the side of the road (luckily near an exit), and after turning on my hazzard lights, my friend who was in the passenger seat and witnessed the entire thing, and I got out of the truck. He opened the hood, and I got down on the ground and looked under the truck. It was obvious where the problem was, as there was brake fluid leaking down from above the area of the center (gear housing) of the rear axle. I slowly drove (walking speed) the truck from the shoulder to the exit and into a gas station a few blocks away. The owner was closing up, but was nice enough to take my truck and promised to work on it the next morning. I got a local hotel room for the night, as we were no where near home. The next morning, the mechanic said my truck was done. He replaced both brake lines in the rear of my truck and bled the system. He recommended I drive cautiously straight home (which I did uneventfully), but every brake line in the truck (and fuel line) would need to be replaced due to rust. My truck is in my driveway awaiting a robert Chevrolet (NY) appt. In 3 days. Btw, this bought new by me truck has low milage, and I have receipts piled 1/2" high for between $3,000-$4,000 (out of pocket) worth of brake related brake repairs on this truck, and it doesn't take much searching on the internet to realize this is not a isolated case. Please look in to this because someone's going to get killed. Hopefully not already. This brake fluid leak issue occurred 11/04/2011.
#14 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. 2002 Tahoe brakes,calipers all lines rusted out. Brakes to floor almost had accident. Fluid all leaked out of system when lines failed. The failure date was Nov. 8, 2011.
#15 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the car is 1GNEK13T01_. Brakes failed to function properly. Brake pedal suddenly retracted to the floor and braking power was nearly lost. The brake fluid reservoir was almost empty. Upon investigation it was clear that fluid was leaking through a rusted steel line on the left rear of the vehicle. The line showed significant rust particularly within several inches where it connects above the rear differential. The right rear line was also very rusted in the same location but not yet leaking --- both lines where replace at owners expense. The steel line that leads up to the master cylinder is also very rusty. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
#16 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle had a crash. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNEK13TX1_. Brake line ruptured and the fluid leaked out resulting in damage to vehicle. This problem occurred on Fri., Oct. 21, 2011.
#17 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNEK13Z03_. Brake fluid discovered dripping from under front left frame onto driveway. Found brake line rusted and pitted and wet with fluid. Master cylinder was down approximately 10% below full mark. Many items in left side engine compartment rusted and corroded. Have experienced numerous component failures related to rust and corrosion under left side hood and chassis, . . . Rear brake rotors, brake control module, brake modulator valve, corroded and stuck spare tire release cable, left front wheel bearing assembly,wind shield wiper control module replaced ,speed sensor replaced,steering shaft replaced. This brake fluid leak issue occurred 06/21/11.
#18 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated was driving 25 mph when the brakes were applied, but the vehicle would not stop. The contact had to pump the brakes for the vehicle to come to a complete stop as the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. A local mechanic inspected the vehicle and found that the front brakes were rusted and leaking brake fluid. The same brake failure was repaired for the rear brakes prior to the failure. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 145,000 and the current mileage was 153,000. The failure date was 06/06/11.
#19 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13T54_. Consumer owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the contact noticed brake fluid leaking from the vehicle abnormally. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the two bottom brake lines were worn and had split simultaneously. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000. This problem occurred on May. 13, 2011.
#20 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13Z63_. I had to have the wheel speed sensor cleaned 1and 1/2 years ago on my chevy Tahoe. It recently started acting up again. Then yesterday during a hard brake to avoid debris in the road the braks failed completely. I do not know yet what failed but there is very little brake fluid left in the reservoir. I see that there are more than 1 recall for Tahoes regarding brakes, but my vehicle is not included?. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Monday, February 28, 2011.
#21 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. On November 23, 2010 we were traveling on I-95 just outside of washington DC when we were in some heavy traffic. We needed to stop quickly & the brake pedal on our 2001 chevy Tahoe lt went to the floor. We were able to stop but when we were able to get off to get gas & check on the brakes we noticed brake fluid leaking from the rear of the Tahoe. Was able to get to a brake shop when we found out the brake lines were corroded. The shop figured something must have hit the brake line while we were driving & since they were rusting it ruptured the line. We ended up having to spend the night in fredricksburg, va & paying $1,500 to just get the rear lines fixed so we could continue our trip to myrtle beach. We still need to get the front lines changed but we don't have the money to get them fixed at this time. So the Tahoe sits in our driveway until we can afford to get it fixed. This problem occurred on November 23, 2010.
#22 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. Driving home from church 20 mile trip, about midway pressed on brakes and pedal went all the way to the floor with total loss of braking. Managed to make it through two red lights with horn and hazard lights before coming to a stop with use of parking brake. Immediately I popped the hood to check for brake fluid and reservoir was still half full. Had the wife cycle the brakes so see if there were any problems with the master cylinder or booster. All looked good, walking around the car I found a large puddle of brake fluid inside drivers side rear wheel. Limped car home, and noticed the rear brake line which sits above the frame rail was completely rusted through. I can not replace this line myself so I will be returning vehicle for service to Chevrolet dealer. It was Sun., Sep. 26, 2010 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.
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#23 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The car had a crash. The VIN of this vehicle is 16NEK13ROW_. Consumer was traveling about 5mph, backing up and he hit a tree. He applied brakes, and pedal went all the way to floor . Abs braking system didn't kick in at all. Also, there was fluid leaking from the brakes. Dealership was aware of the problem. This problem occurred on 01/01/98.
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#24 - Brake Fluid Leak problem of the 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
The reporting person owns a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 25 mph the brakes were applied and the pedal extended to the floor. The vehicle was taken to his residence and the contact could see brake fluid leaking from the brake lines. The failure was not diagnosed and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 53,000. This problem occurred on Dec. 16, 2010.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||265|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||85|
|Service Brakes problems||77|
|Brakes Failed problems||43|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||40|
|Brake Sensor problems||40|
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems||35|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||32|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||30|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||28|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||25|
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||24|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||21|
|Brake Light On problems||17|
|Brake Disc problems||17|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||15|