Units with 4 wheel disk brakes may develop at situation where the park brake does not hold as it should. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by worn park brake shoes located inside the drum section of the rear brake disks. The worn shoes should be replaced and properly adjusted to correct this issue.
Parking Brake Does Not Hold Due to Worn Parking Brake Shoes on Chevrolet Tahoe
Average mileage: 110,000 (50,000–170,000)
11 people reported this problem
Took my tahoe to dealership today to have it inspected. Much to my surprise, was told didn't pass due to the emergency brake doesn't work. The pedal goes all the way to the floor. We were not aware of this problem because we basically never used it. Just purchased this vehicle from Parks Chevrolet in Kernersville, NC in January of this year. It was inspected when they got the vehicle in..so beleive they had to know about it. There is no noise from the rear axle area at all. The dealership wanted 300 to 400.00 to repair. Could it just need the cable to be adjusted ?
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 70,000 mi, Visitor
Parking brake fails to hold. Never drove Tahoe with Parking brake engaged, Parking brake pedal always returns to full up (off) position. Less than 100,000 miles on Tahoe when failure occurred.