Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Tahoe ABS Front Wheel Speed Sensors May Fail
Chevrolet Tahoe Problem
Average Mileage: 136,054 mi (70,000 mi - 190,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, 88,000 mi
Erratic brake pedal with grinding and pulsating. Can act like it won't stop. Metal-on-metal grinding sound.
Visitor, 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, 160,000 mi
abs coming on for no reason at 1 to 3 mph when braking
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, 117,000 mi
The brakes were worked on but this problem still persists. ABS light on, sometimes steady, and you can hear them activating when first starting out. One time they seemed to 'lock'.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 140,000 mi
There has been a recall for this (specific brands are listed). I just started having this problem and my tahoe is completely out of commission now until I can take it in to see if it was part of the recall. Fingers crossed.
Around 5k miles ago the abs light came on. Now I know the cause
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 95,687 mi
All four brakes locking down while driving. Engine in overdrive to account for the increase in resistance. Stopped at red light and smoke engulfed the area around my Tahoe. One of the codes on the computer says transmission is slipping. The vehicle is in the shop now... We shall see!
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, 175,900 mi
Abs and brake warning lights come and go with no actual braking failure. Come on and off randomly. Wheel speed sensor replaced.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, 130,000 mi
ABS activates for no reason. Mostly around turns. Will activate either with, or without
the brake being applied.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, 120,000 mi
The ABS and TC lights came on. Had it checked out and was told the speed sensor in the hub assembly was bad. They said it would not affect my regular brakes, but I had no ABS. Approx 1 week later, it started making a lot of noise with metal on metal sounds, clanking, and clunking. Had to have it towed to the shop, and they said I am lucky the wheel did not fall off!! It is not part of the aftermarket recall, but it should be recalled. This could have been a fatality accident!
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, 176,000 mi
I talked to the Bosch engineer who designed the anti-lock brake system. He told me that one of the sensors at one of the wheels was defective - probably the LR. He said that was a comon problem.