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#110 of 184 Re: 2002 Z71 Tahoe Rattles Squeaks [toohey]
Dec 29, 2004 (9:10 pm)
I have a 2003 Tahoe that rattles and feels loose in the steering column. The Tahoe has 28000 miles, I probably had the problem in the last 7-10K miles and finally took it to the dealer. The dealership admitted this being a common problem in Tahoes/Suburbans/Trucks. There's a backorder on Intermediate Shafts, so hopefully when part comes in the problem is solved. The good thing its under warranty, the bad thing is GMC/Chevrolet have done nothing to inform the public.
#112 of 184 hydroplane and crash
Jan 01, 2005 (3:17 pm)
Hi, I have some very serious concerns about the Tahoe and wonder if anyone else has experienced any of these problems.
I read the posts and had a lot of the same problems that a lot of you had, noise in the dash, popping when I turned the steering wheel, but all of this is irrelevant to me now because so much on my tahoe failed me on Tuesday morning.
I must tell you though that I truly loved my Tahoe LT, our plan was to pay it off (eventually, as it was $45000.00) and give it to our son when he turned 16 and buy a brand new one. I am still crying over the loss of my Tahoe!
Ok, I was on my way to work in the rain, apparently I hit water in the road, my Tahoe hydroplaned and the back end began coming around on the driver side, I corrected it, or overcorrected as we are assuming and began spinning the other direction. I saw walnut trees coming and the car wouldn't respond to my steering and I guess I was sliding (backwards?) in the mud because the brakes didn't work. I shut my eyes and felt the crash, I hit 5 walnut trees, severing 2 of the first ones I hit, the tahoe then rolled atleast once, landing on the drivers side in the mud. All I saw was a shattered and broken windshield and I knew it was bad. I thought that soon my onstar would activate and I would get help, because I could hear cars driving by.(that's right, not stopping) I then looked for my rear view mirror and couldn't find it, it was outside the windshield! I tried to roll down the passengar window, it wouldn't roll down so I could climb out of it. My center console broke open, everything had fallen on me and out of the tahoe in the crash, it wouldn't close again, it just broke open. I tried to use my talk button for onstar on the steering wheel but I was so disoriented that I couldn't remember you have to say "call" or "dial" I tried saying 911 and emergency, It gave me the weather! I was so terrified, still in my seatbelt. Someone finally stopped and I was able to climb out the rear window which was completely broken out, wiper still working. The first thing I saw was my third row rear seat in the mud! It had been ejected out the back window during the accident. This really scared me, we have 2 kids! everything that was in the rear of the tahoe was thrown out. everything in the dash and console was thrown out of the car. My airbags FAILED, my Onstar FAILED, thank god for my seatbelt. After climbing out I was able to find my rearview mirror, still attached outside of the broken/shattered windshield and push the emergency button. (12 minutes after the wreck!) She couldn't hear me very well, but sent help to my location! Thank god she knew where I was, because I couldn't remember! All of these things went wrong. The driver side roof caved in and the rear left tire when the turned it back right side up was bent horizontal! I contacted GM about all the stuff that went wrong and failed. They were supposed to forward my complaint to the appropriate dept. and get back to me in 48 hours, I haven't heard from them yet! I am terrified to drive, I hurt and can't move my neck or shoulders, but I am still alive. I see the pics of the tahoe and wonder how I am alive today! So, I need to warn you and know if anyone else has experienced such failures. I still wish I could have my Tahoe back, it had every possible feature and I really love it! Hopefully GM cares enough for their car owners to fix these things! My Tahoe rolled onto the onstar antenna, it still didn't activate. It scares me to death!
#113 of 184 2003 Burban Blower
Jan 04, 2005 (2:46 pm)
All of a sudden my 2003 burban front blower (A/C, heater) wont work. The fuse is fine. Who knows where the blower relay switch is? Is it expensive? Hard to replace??
Thanks millions from a newbie...
#114 of 184 Re: hydroplane and crash [tamicrash]
Jan 07, 2005 (7:40 am)
What caused the crash to begin with?
#115 of 184 Re: Tahoe starting problems. [papermouth]
Jan 07, 2005 (9:34 pm)
Hi papermouth. It has been since oct. since you listed your problem. Yes, I have had it also. To make a short story, the problem was a anti-theft board (listed in you manual) costs were about $300.00 to run the test and have the tech change the circuit. Time
#116 of 184 Re: hydroplane and crash [fish8]
Jan 29, 2005 (12:41 pm)
It was raining pretty hard and I was on a country road, the back tires hydroplaned.
#117 of 184 Re: hydroplane and crash [tamicrash]
Jan 31, 2005 (9:18 am)
Rear wheel drive many times causes the rear end to spin around when it looses traction. Any RWD car or truck would likely do the same or similar thing. Solution? slow down. Its pretty much like driving on snow or ice.
#118 of 184 Re: hydroplane and crash [tamicrash]
Feb 01, 2005 (7:48 am)
You are not the only person I have heard of that has had trouble with a Tahoe in the rain. What year, miles, speed and tires did you have? I know of 2 others that have rolled their Tahoes in the past year or so. It seems that once these vehicles lose control, there is no getting it back and a rollover is imminent.
Fortunately you are alive and in 1 piece. All those safety items failing is a definite concern.
#119 of 184 Re: hydroplane and crash [tamicrash]
Feb 01, 2005 (6:07 pm)
The steering wheel and dashboard airbags are only designed to deploy during a frontal or near frontal impact. They are not designed to deploy during a side or rear impact, or during a rollover. Onstar is activated when the airbags deploy. Since your airbags did not deploy,, Onstar was not activated. Sounds like everything worked properly. Your owner's manual explains these issues in greater detail. Thank goodness you were not seriously hurt.