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#6200 of 6471 Re: 2002 Chev Tahoe Transmission Issues [aa555zz]
Jun 29, 2007 (6:57 am)
aa555zz, if you happen to read this message, I have the same problem with my '02 Tahoe 4x4. The transmission lost R and 2nd gear at 67K miles. Have been told it's the reaction sun shell. Please tell me, what level of person to did you have to go to in the Chevy chain of command to get authorization for the $1066? How did you find out who to talk to in Chevy? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
#6201 of 6471 Re: 2002 Chev Tahoe Transmission Issues [dasharp2]
Jul 09, 2007 (8:26 am)
I'm having a 2nd transmission problem with my 2002 Z71. The same problem at our lake house 200 miles from my house, the Tahoe backing up a gravel road...reverse would not engage. I have 108K miles on the vehicle. Same problem at 37K miles, was covered on extended warranty. I had no idea however they repaired the damaged parts, not replaced or rebuilt. Obviously the repair is not a permanent fix. Wish I would have know, I would have sold or traded in the Tahoe. I'm trying to get Chevy to pay at least part of the expected $1800 repair bill. Its $6-700 more to be a rebuilt transmission. I'll be selling it after it's repared. Let me know if you get a better contact at Chevy, or have any other comments or suggestions. This is obviously a transmission defect.
#6202 of 6471 Test drive question -- Stabilitrak?
Jul 09, 2007 (10:10 am)
I test drove an '04 Tahoe this weekend, and it only had three buttons with incoherent pictures on them for the 4wd selector. I've only seen the 4-button setup before. Unfortunately, it was on a Ford lot and the salesman didn't know what I was talking about. I asked a guy on a GMC lot later in the day on another test drive, and his answer was "this (the 4-button setup ) is better" -- of course, that was because the Yukon I was testing had the usual 4-button system on it! When pressed about it, he talked a lot but clearly didn't know the functional difference. Gotta love salesman who dont educate themselves about their own products!
My guess is that is Stabilitrak? Does that mean the vehicle operates with an AWD system rather than 4wd? Anyone have a quick explanation of what I was looking at, and how the system operates (I understand the basics of stability control systems -- I'm wondering if the truck can operate in 2-hi, and how the system changes function from the usual 4wd system).
I wouldn't mind the added safety of stability control. On the other hand, I think that GM's usual 4-button setup is the best setup in the business, as you can have every possible setting. Plus, I don't really want to have an AWD system running all the time -- I can figure out when I might need power to all wheels on my own!
Thanks in advance.
#6204 of 6471 2004 Chevy Tahoe Odometer
Jul 21, 2007 (11:02 am)
My Odometer started to malfunction back in 02/06. It would not give the correct speed. The Dealer R&R it for me under the factory warrantee. I never could get an answer to the question I had about the new Odometer. Was it Repaired, Replaced with a new Odometer, or just the part repaired or replaced? My hours on the hour meter had 279 hours less than it did when I brought it in to be repaired. I know this as a fact, as I wrote down the hours, miles, etc when I dropped it off and again when I picked it up.
Now the Hour Meter for some unknown reason last month went from 1600 hours to 0 hours. I had just had the Dealer upgrade my OnStar System to Digital. Prior to that everything was and still is working ok.
I'm out of my Factory warrantee and it has been over 12 months since the Dealer R&R the Odometer.
I thought I recall reading something on here about a lawsuit against Chevy for this problem that they continue to have with their Odometers and refusing to recall them?
I have not yet contacted the dealer to see if they can do anything about this. I really don't know if it matters, since it is just the hour meter and it is functioning right for now. I think that the problem might have something to do with OnStar and when they tap into the vehicle computer. They send me a monthly email, which goes into great detail about my Tahoe's systems, tires, etc. They can only do this by hacking into the vehicle computer. So I'm wondering if they are the cause of my hour meter going from 1600 hours to 0 hours.
I've had a lot of issues with OnStar lately and they seem to have quit a bit of problems. I'm not complaining about the OnStar Phone services. I like the OnStar Telephone and services that come with it. It's more issues with wrongful billing and charging my credit card without my permission or request, etc.
#6205 of 6471 Re: Test drive question -- Stabilitrak? [tsf7]
Jul 21, 2007 (11:20 am)
My 2004 Chevy Tahoe Z71 has the 4 Button setup. The top button is for AWD. The button below that are 2Hi. The below that is 4Hi. The button below that are 4Lo.
I normally have mine in 2Hi 99 percent of the time.
The only time that you might use AWD is when the roads are icy, snow, sand, etc. on special occasion.
Then when your 4 wheeling of course you put it into 4Hi. This can be done at any speeds up to the manual says 55mph. I have forgotten a couple of times to take it out of 4Hi and was on the Hwy going 55mph when I realized it and switched it over to 2Hi. I would not recommend this all the time. There was no problems and it shifted from 4Hi to 2Hi easily and with no problems.
Then there's the Awesome 4Lo. If you like to do some serious 4 wheeling and climb Rocks, go through deep sand, etc. put it into 4Lo and have fun. If I remember correctly, you have to be going less than 5 mph or stopped to put it into 4Lo. It's been awhile since I've had mine in 4Lo so Iím not 100% sure. It could be both or you might have to be stopped and in Neutral or Park. I think that it is the later and you have to be stopped if I recall correctly. Which is good in some ways. If youíre stuck in the sand or snow and can not move then being able to put your transfer case into 4Lo would probably get you unstuck.
I hope that this answered your question.
Jul 23, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Johnny4016 said: They can only do this by hacking into the vehicle computer
They, meaning GM, is not exactly "hacking" into your vehicle's computer. When you signed up for OnStar you gave them the right to use that information for any purpose GM chooses. Your OnStar system is sending that info to GM every day, also your location, and a lot of other info too. Welcome to the 21st century. If you don't want GM "hacking" then cancel your OnStar service.
#6207 of 6471 Re: 2004 Odometer [rockman59]
Jul 23, 2007 (10:32 pm)
GM can obtain the info even if you cancel your onstar subscription. The equipment is still active and they can access the data anytime they want. The feds tried to use that feature under the Homeland Security Act. At first onstar declined but I understand they have changed their attitude, same with Western Union, FedEx and UPS.
#6208 of 6471 Re: 2002 Chev Tahoe Transmission Issues [dasharp2]
Jul 26, 2007 (6:56 pm)
The service manager at the Chevrolet dealer advised me to call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center. The phone number is in the owners manual. The phone number is also probably listed on the Chevrolet website.
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Aug 05, 2007 (2:54 am)
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