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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 86 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

30300 mi Warped rotors. Dealer replaced the pads and turned the rotors. Certified vehicle so there was no cost. 

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

79500 mi

US $350
I needed new rotors and brakes on the front. 
105000 mi

US $50
Front brake pads worn 

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

73160 mi

﷼180
only replace 4 brake shoes. 

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

97500 mi

US $300
Stability check light 

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

81000 mi

US $500
Steering sensor rendered stability control inoperable. 

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

182000 mi

US $842
Replace rotors and pads at Brakes Plus 
190000 mi

US $500
Rotors needed replacing on rear brakes 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

92000 mi

US $750
pads wore uneven rubbing caliper 
182000 mi Pulsating brake pedal, replaced pads and rotors 

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

310-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

32000 mi Suburban was also rattling pretty bad under breaking. They reconditioned all four rotors, they paid under warranty which surprised me, but I also think that 30,000 is a bit soon for rotor issues on all 4 wheels. Same visit as door lock. 
99500 mi

US $234
Replaced front and rear pads and rear rotors. 

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range

29361 mi

US $200
Brake pedal Squeal when depress. Found TSB flushed brake system and fill with updated fluid. 

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

62000 mi

US $500
Front brakes worn. Needed pads, rotors etc.... 

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

134300 mi

US $650
Front brake calipers seized, replaced calipers, rotors, brake master cylinder, bled brakes 

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

63000 mi

US $407
Front pads and rotors had to be replaced, over half pad life on left side, right side was metal on metal. Dealer replaced defective caliper (Free) and adjust brake system to prevent over stressing front right. 
108000 mi When stopping in grabs and releases 
214000 mi

US $40
Replaced pads 
138000 mi

US $2500
A brake light came on. The 2007 Tahoe had a master brake cylinder leak which also affected the brake booster. 
47000 mi

US $260
Front Pads replaced, rotors machined 

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

57000 mi

US $1000
Replaced front rotors and all brake pads on the four wheels. 
108000 mi

US $265
Front pads and rotors replaced. 
121000 mi

US $400
Replaced rear rotors and pads. 
129000 mi

US $896
Front calipers were bad, and had ruined the pads and rotors that had been done within the last 2 years. New front calipers, pads, and rotors installed. 
198000 mi

US $180
Replaced front rotors and pads 
81000 mi stabilitrack problem would come on every time we drove it then would shift hard 
131500 mi

US $310
Brake rotors were warped and causing pulsing when braking. Replaced all rotors and pads. 
68000 mi Front Brake Pads and Rotors 
74000 mi Rear pads and Rotors 
74700 mi

US $75
Driver's side brake caliper 
80000 mi

US $250
Passenger side caliper not fully retracting, replaced with rebuilt caliper and bled brakes. 
91000 mi

US $40
Front Brake Pads 
103000 mi

US $55
Rear brake pads 
75000 mi

US $600
Brake pulsation after highway speeds. Front & rear rotors out of spec for turning, and right frt caliper seemed to be sticking. Replaced frt pads, and rotors. Rear pads OK. Lube right frt caliper slides. 
84700 mi

US $800
Frt brake pulsation 
98300 mi

US $403
Brake pulsation after brakes got hot. Rear rotors warped and replaced, rear pads replaced due to normal wear. Rotor were too thin turn machine. 
122300 mi

US $1300
Front calipers and rotors replaced, along with brake line hose. Hose rubbed due to broken stabilizer link found during brake inspection. 
132000 mi

US $600
Creaking noise from rear brakes when applied and released from a stop. Sticking calipers causing noise and heated rear rotors causing warp. Both rear calipers, rotors and pads replaced. 

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

73780 mi

C $70
Parking brake inoperative. Seized adjuster was freed and brake readjusted. 
27000 mi Front brakes squeaking at low speeds. Dealer claims they could not replicate problem. Front brakes were squeaking at low speed. Dealer replaced pads with new spec part. 
94400 mi

C $1390
Front pads and machine rotors Rear caliper service Stabilitrak would disable while driving, resulting in dangerous power reduction. Had to disable system. Diagnosed as faulty accelerator pedal - quoted $450 for replacement. Friend found loose wire afterwards and problem solved - $0. 
37160 mi Pads and rotors done. Pain as only OEM parts were available. No aftermarkets parts were available yet. A little over a grand at my buddy's shop. He advised that apparanty these trucks EAT pads and rotors. Apparantly GM might be going back to drum rears.  
58280 mi

C $900
Pads and rotors all round 
87420 mi

C $2500
Complete rear brakes. Front right caliber. 
110360 mi

C $700
Brake pads and rotors replaced 
123380 mi

C $300
caliper front left 
124620 mi

C $700
Rear rotors and pads 

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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

126700 mi rear backing plates rusted out, replaced when replacing pads and rotors 

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

132300 mi

US $110
Replaced front brake pads. 

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

60000 mi Brakes were wearing thin, so the dealer replaced them prior to my purchasing the vehicle. 
78500 mi

US $180
Stabilitrack kicking in at 3-4 mph after every stop. Cause was a right front wheel speed sensor failure. 
107260 mi

C $1500
Several leaks in brake system. Replaced all brake lines, flexible lines, master cylinder. Also replaced rotors, pads. 
115940 mi

C $1300
ABS always activated at low speed when braking. Corrosion around wheel speed sensors and insuffient flow in some brake line. Replaced corroded wheel hub assemblies and sensors, and some corroded brake lines. 
148000 mi

US $573
brakes 
28000 mi

US $123
Piece of rusted metal was scraping against the rotor. Rusted piece was removed and problem resolved. 
37000 mi

US $55
Parking brake cable broke. 
55700 mi

US $500
Replaced "Yaw sensor" 

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

94000 mi

US $248
hydro-boost brake booster module 

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

335-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

69000 mi Skim brake rotors that were causing noise and shudder in front end 

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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

131000 mi

US $260
Front pads and rotors 
146000 mi

US $200
Rear brakes 
76000 mi

US $770
Rubbing sound on back end while driving. Parking brake was not disengaging, and had completely rusted out on one side. Replaced parking brake assembly/pads both sides, had to pull axles so also did differential fluids. 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

191700 mi

US $75
Check ABS ground wire, clean contacts. 
240300 mi

US $230
Replaced ABS Brakes MODULE at 240,269 on 02/25/16 
186000 mi

US $300
Replace rear brake pads 
130000 mi small fuild leak in brake line - at power booster 
155300 mi

US $150
standard maintenance 
111000 mi

US $240
REPLACED ROTORS AND PADS FRONT AND REAR 
129000 mi Parking brake had no adjustment left. Adjusters frozen and had to be disassembled and lubricated 
123000 mi

US $200
emergency brake shoes went bad 
198000 mi replace front and rear pads and rotors 
244700 mi

US $280
replaced pads and rotors on all four wheels 
273000 mi

US $75
replaced rears pads and hardware 
118000 mi

US $245
Emergency Brake Pads and adjustment needed. Bad design by GM 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

183700 mi

US $350
Rear pads and rotors 
203700 mi

US $745
Rear rotors rotted out brake pads worn out 

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

121000 mi

US $189
Rear brake pads replaced and rear rotors resurfaced. The front pad are still the original. The rear pad, which were replaced were the original pads. This is the highest mileage I got on a set of original pads. 

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

77000 mi

US $100
Brake pedal creaking - lubricated. 
89000 mi

US $600
parking brake assembly rusted away, pads not covered! 
142000 mi

US $10000
ABS SENSORS ON BOTH FRONTS WENT BAD 
154500 mi

US $600
brake line flush 
96000 mi

US $200
Rear brakes squeaking. When removed to check wear (were replaced less than a year ago), noticed the rotors were extremely worn and rusted. Replaced rear rotors and brake pads. 
110000 mi

US $330
Friend who is a mechanic for my town, pulled off front left wheel after I heard a rattling and slight grinding when making a right turn. Rotor and pad were completely worn. Also needed to replace wheel bearing. 
190000 mi

US $750
ABS light and warning sounds would be actived, along with grinding, when I would hit a bump (of any size) on the right side. Also triggered when damp. Right hub assembly was replaced. Left is also starting to go now. Both were original. 
158000 mi

US $1500
Front and rear brake + emergency brake job (worn and rusty), plus tranny/steering/brake flush 
109740 mi

C $1600
I put the parking brakes together at least 4 times and the clip holding the horseshoe broke 

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

148700 mi Hydroboost unit leaking, replaced part. 
61000 mi

US $800
Rear brakes. 

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

78000 mi

US $2200
Front and rear pads and rotors replaced. 
105400 mi

C $3200
Traction control light occasionally came on during acceleration for no reason. 
93000 mi

US $65
Check brake booster warning light came on. Service tech said there was no problem and reset the computer system. 

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

106000 mi

US $350
rear brakes grinding 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

76500 mi

US $100
rubbing/scraping noise while turning slow to the right. Shop said e-brake was rusted in hub at left rear. cleaned and lubed and fixed the problem. Also brake lines rusted, need to replace sometime in future. 
78500 mi

US $925
Had to have ALL brake lines replaced due to corrosion. I did not have leaks yet, but it was suggested that they be replaced by 3 separate mechanics. I did not want to chance them going out. 
92000 mi

US $521
rubbing noise, grinding at times. Was told the rear brakes and rotors needed repacing. They did but did not get rid of noise. E-brake assmebly came loose, stuck in wheel made noise. removed one side. Still hear noise, no fix yet. 
153300 mi

US $1500
Replaced all soft brake lines, rotors, calipers, pads 
162000 mi

US $500
rotted brake line- had ruptured- lost brake fluid 
232000 mi

US $1850
Replaced Tires all way round, front end alignment, replaced rear brake pads, replaced driver's side rear view mirror. 
153000 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes,  
201300 mi

US $1200
Locked calipers - rear brakes completely rebuilt 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

142300 mi

US $200
replace broken parking brake cable 
105000 mi

US $550
Chevy has a design problem w/ the parking brake on these & 2002 Avalache which I also own. The parking brakes sag, wearing them out w/o ever using them & ruining the disk. It would not pass inspection. Reported to Chevy and they said not our problem. 
165000 mi

US $440
Failed safety inspection due to emergency brake. Pads were completely worn down and rotors damaged. Apparently common problem with Chevy SUV's and trucks and repair is expensive. 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

88300 mi

US $400
Rear brakes grinding. Repair garage replaced pads and resurfaced rotors 
102000 mi

US $660
Needed new rear calipers and pads 
116300 mi

US $380
New rotors and pads on both sides of front 
120000 mi Had speed sensor removed, de-rusted and replaced 
97000 mi

US $2500
Inappropriate ABS activation Rear brakes bad, replaced rotors and pads and calipers 
114000 mi

US $350
Brake line rusted through and failed. Lost fluid and rear brakes. Line was replaced and lines purged. 
128000 mi

US $500
Brakes squeaking. Said rear pads and rotors needed to be replaced, which was then carried out. 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

173000 mi

US $1200
Replaced brake pads on all 4 wheels. Turned rotors and flushed out the brake fluid. 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

87700 mi

US $500
Replace all brake line from Master Cylinder to ABS controller back to the front. Replace all calipers and pads. 
156000 mi

US $250
Brake lines severely rusted to the point they looked like a problem waiting to happen. Replaced the front lines right now. Needed to use a power bleeder to get the new fluid through the master cyl to the bleeders. could not bleed via pedal 
165000 mi

US $200
Drivers rear flex hose collapsed keeping pressure on inner pad until it was down to the metal and galled the rotor which had to be replaced. Replaced flex lines, calipers and rotors due to age and mileage. 
179700 mi

US $250
Needed to replace master cyl and water pump had a slight leak 
132000 mi

US $1100
Failure of sensor in antilock brakes. Also replaced front rotors and pads for brakes. Lube, oil change and filter change. 
133000 mi

US $650
Lube, Oil , Filter, rear brake service and replacement of shoes and emergency brake mechanism 
103700 mi

US $500
The Tahoe shuddered when tuning slow and applying the brakes. The ABS unit was replaced after being replaced under the recall from a 2005 (?) 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

176000 mi

US $650
brake line broke 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

111000 mi

US $1800
ABS light kept coming on, no physical problems noted. Problem was Electrical Control Module. Replaced and running fine. 

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

171300 mi ABS and brake lights in dash instrumentation. Vehicle still had plenty of full braking but has no ABS braking due to the ABS fault. Pulled the ABS module, opened the case and resoldered loose solder joints. Reinstalled module, problem fixed 

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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

119000 mi

US $80
ABS and Brake lights on dash light up intermittently, could not find codes having ever been set off, could not make dash light come on while in the shop. Brakes functioning fine when dash warning lights are on and off. 

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2000.5 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

190300 mi

US $400
Replaced both front calipers and pads 

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

194680 mi

C $787
Replaced rusted front brake lines and one left rear caliper. 

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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

72000 mi

US $105
Parking brake cable snapped. Had to release parking brake by reaching under dash. Mechanic put in new cable and handle. 
134000 mi

US $4700
Rear driver's side parking brake bolts broke, leaving brake loose. The ABS computer isn't working reliably, but replacing it is $1400, according to my mechanic. 
95000 mi Abs coming on everytime I brake. I had to take it to dealer. they found a bad sensor and replaced it. 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

97340 mi

C $400
Full brake job front and rear, flushed brake fluid as well 
199000 mi

US $50
Rusted rear brake line 
115000 mi

US $306
left front ABS speed sensor replaced 
100000 mi

US $26
Steering position sensor, bought on ebay $26, took the steering column apart, fixed in the driveway in under 40minutes. You would turn the wheel 20 degrees off center, it would "snap" to the right, kind of like if you hit a patch of ice, no resistance. 

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