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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

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+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 97 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

67712 mi

US $430
Stabilitrak and Traction lights came on Replaced Steering wheel position sensor 

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2011 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

112000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear brakes 

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

95200 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 RWD

64000 mi

US $120
Rear rotors and pads 
65000 mi

US $120
Replaced front rotors and pads. 

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2010 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

80700 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

201995 mi

US $320
Locked caliper. Replaced e-brake, dust shield, both rear calipers, both rear rotors, both rear pads. 
205000 mi

US $300
Replace pads, rotors, calipers, and e-brake 

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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 

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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 RWD

123000 mi

US $125
ABS and Traction Control lights had been on for about a year. Mechanic friend replaced sensor so that lights would go off and ABS/Traction Control would work again. ABS and Traction Control sensor lights on; really don't know what mechanic friend did but lights are no longer on and systems work again. 

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

133000 mi

US $650
Front brake calipers seized, replaced calipers, rotors, brake master cylinder, bled brakes 
176000 mi

US $650
brake line broke 

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

174000 mi

US $399
Vehicle felt a little vague with steering at highway speed. Brakes were shuddering when applied. Replaced brake rotors on rear, machined rotors on front, did front wheel alignment. 

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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. 
137000 mi

US $2500
A brake light came on. The 2007 Tahoe had a master brake cylinder leak which also affected the brake booster. 
108000 mi When stopping in grabs and releases 

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

74300 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. 
71000 mi stabilitrack problem would come on every time we drove it then would shift hard 
74500 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. 
121800 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. 
146000 mi

US $450
Brake pulsation 
145000 mi

US $1000
Brakes 
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. 
103000 mi

US $370
caliper on passenger side front wheels seized. had to replace caliper. 

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

115240 mi 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. 
36460 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.  
87420 mi

C $2500
Complete rear brakes. Front right caliber. 
123380 mi

C $300
caliper front left 
114000 mi

US $24
Previous work involved replacing CV axle. ABS encoder on replaced axle rubs ball joint and ABS light is intermittent. ABS has activated below 5 MPH on a couple occasions. Shop said take back to other shop who did CV. Other shop did nothing.  
115000 mi

US $306
left front ABS speed sensor replaced 
73780 mi

C $70
Parking brake inoperative. Seized adjuster was freed and brake readjusted. 

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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

126300 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 4WD w/low range

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. 
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 
55300 mi

US $500
Replaced "Yaw sensor" 
78500 mi

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

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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.

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

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

118000 mi

US $245
Emergency Brake Pads and adjustment needed. Bad design by GM 
129200 mi Parking brake had no adjustment left. Adjusters frozen and had to be disassembled and lubricated 
129000 mi small fuild leak in brake line - at power booster 
191200 mi

US $75
Check ABS ground wire, clean contacts. 
239900 mi

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

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

159000 mi

US $1600
Replacement parking brake pads and hardware. 
177000 mi

US $65
Wheel speed sensor failed causing abs light to illuminate 

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

109740 mi

C $1600
I put the parking brakes together at least 4 times and the clip holding the horseshoe broke 
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. 
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 
154300 mi

US $600
brake line flush 
109000 mi

US $1600
Rear parking brake adjuster rusted and not working. Adjuster was treated to rust remover and cleaned to get working again. Parking brake shoes were cracked and replaced. Rear brake pads had to be replaced and rotors resurfaced due to rust on rotors and uneven wear on pads that kept pads from contacting rotors properly. 

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

148300 mi Hydroboost unit leaking, replaced part. 

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

151000 mi

US $4200
Parking brake needed replacement 
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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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

155700 mi

US $1500
Replaced all soft brake lines, rotors, calipers, pads 
160000 mi

US $500
rotted brake line- had ruptured- lost brake fluid 
200900 mi

US $1200
Locked calipers - rear brakes completely rebuilt 
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. 
78800 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. 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

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. 
163500 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. 
142200 mi

US $200
replace broken parking brake cable 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

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. 
139000 mi

US $250
front brakes, rotors, pads replaced 
102000 mi

US $660
Needed new rear calipers and pads 
120000 mi Had speed sensor removed, de-rusted and replaced 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV, ext.

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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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

103900 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 (?) 
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. 
160200 mi

US $250
Needed to replace master cyl and water pump had a slight leak 
87600 mi

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

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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

170900 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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2000.5 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

189000 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

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. 
199000 mi

US $50
Rusted rear brake line 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

104943 mi

US $550
Rear drums and shoes replaced (and system flushed/bled) after loss of brake pressure. 
104943 mi

US $550
Replaced rear drums and shoes after loss of pressure in brake pedal. 

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