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#710 of 762 Re: Cost to own new style Tahoe & Yukon [insiderinfo]
Dec 08, 2011 (6:41 am)
I have 451,000 on my 2001 Yukon. I've been pretty happy with it, except for the poor alignment wear on the front end. It seems to wear through pitman arms pretty quickly. Thus I get a lot of wear and tear on the front tires. Most of my driving is highway driving as well. It looks like they still haven't fixed the alignment issues with the newer vehicles either. Thanks for the info.
#711 of 762 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot !
Dec 28, 2011 (10:15 pm)
So, I have the mac daddy LTZ?...Over $45k new...Big Fat Hairy Deal!!!! You would think spending that kind of money on a vehicle would mean some sort of quality assurance.....Am I just expecting too much?
Got in Tahoe to go to work this morning, it was shaking like crazy, stabilitrak warning, traction warning, and the engine light blinking like crazy! Needless to say, I went straight to the dealership. First time it ever happened - no other warning signs at all.
Get the call from the service writer later that afternoon that the CAM Shaft & Lifters are bad and need replaced..something about a bad lobe..... and .....NOTHING IS COVERED!!!! Surprise, my 5yr/100k mile warranty is 4 months expired! I get a quote of approx $3500 to fix, give or take a few bucks. So my husband goes over to the dealership to figure out what's going on...finally gets it out of the service dept. that WE (me & hubby) didn't do anything wrong, and they don't know why it happened - but did say that a 2007 Tahoe with only 90k miles shouldn't have that problem.
So then I go surfing the net.....seems like this particular problem is an issue with every vehicle that has the engine that I have...5.3L. Then I talked to a few people who have Tahoes, Avalanche, etc...with my same engine...and they had the SAME problem. Some vehicles that were newer with less mileage than mine. My question would be.....WHY IS THERE NO RECALL ON THIS?
I'll even go one further, a friend of mine that had the same problem talked to someone who is "in the know" - and I learned this is a common problem - happens all of the time - and sometimes you "get lucky" and it happens when the warranty is still in force. In the last 5 years, My husband and I have purchased 3 GM vehicles, 1 for me, and one for each son. Also, my husband owns a company that has fleet trucks, also GM. Is General Motors that unconcerned that they just let this fly? I don't know about anyone else, but I am not rich, I am struggling right now just like everyone else and we work hard for our money. To have this "common problem" come up 3 days after xmas - and just a few days prior to property taxes and insurances due - and then learn it'll be about $3500 to fix - it ridiculous. If this is a common problem - and it is known to be a problem by the dealerships and mechanic shops - then why do I have to pay for it - shouldn't GM take care of this? Tahoe is sitting at the dealership, and it is not driveable.
I intend on trying to see what can be done, but from the other posts I've read, it doesn't appear as if General Motors cares about keeping loyal customers such as myself. Hopefully I will be able to enlist the help of the service manager, but if not, then I'll call GM and see if I can talk to someone.
ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM???? How do we get a recall going?
#712 of 762 Re: Cost to own new style Tahoe & Yukon [rmblack1]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:24 pm)
I assume you mean idler arm, not pitman arm since there's really not much to wear out on a pitman arm.
#713 of 762 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot ! [cjolicoeur]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:28 pm)
Really can't expect too much by a company run by Barry.
#714 of 762 Re: Cost to own new style Tahoe & Yukon [73shark]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:33 pm)
I was told that it needed both, but you could be right. It does have 452,000 miles on it.
#715 of 762 Re: Cost to own new style Tahoe & Yukon [73shark]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:39 pm)
The pitman arm went out on mine... throws the whole front end out of whack. The rest was, and still is good.
From reading these posts, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that nothing else lets go!
#716 of 762 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ CAM & LIFTER problems - seems to happen a lot ! [cjolicoeur]
Jan 09, 2012 (10:31 am)
This is hilarious I could have written the exact same post..... except mine is estimated to cost 3900 but could go up to 7000 if they find out once they get into it that it is more them one lifter. Mine is out of warranty by 1700 miles and it is a 2009 Tahoe Hybrid. Everything else pretty much exact same scenario... it is sitting at the dealer all in pieces and either i pay 3900 to get them started or they pack the pieces in a box and i am on my own with of course a 900 dollar bill for them pulling it apart just to find out what was wrong with it and they are not even 100% sure they got it right at this point. Got the same answer of they dont know how it happened and it shouldnt have happened but sorry nothing we can do to help.
#717 of 762 Re: Front end rattle [bigleb311]
Jan 09, 2012 (3:55 pm)
Well never found out what the rattle was from the front end I had to rebuilt my transmission at 92k miles and when I got my car back from the shop the rattle noise was gone. They shop didnt even remove my tires or adjust anything cause when they finished the rebuild they where gonna check and report on the noise from the front end and it was gone. So no one know's what was up with that but its quiet as it should be now.
Jan 18, 2012 (10:39 am)
I had three Tahoe's 2001 lt 2003 Z71 both the 2001 and 2003 were very good trucks very few minor problems thumbs up for those models I also have an 07 Tahoe Z71 52,000 dollar truck and had all sought of problems from electrical harness, engine coils, bearings, fuel pumps and replaced the computer thought I could save money by not getting the warranty since chevy made such a strong truck right wrong about 10,000 in repairs already brought the truck with 70,000 thousand miles i know it had high miles but come on something gotta give thought i brought a lemon then i was surfing the web and found this site so disappointed in chevy my car has been sitting since the summer now has 92,000 miles and thinking about selling it i should have stuck with my 2003 Z71
#719 of 762 Re: Chevrolet 07 Tahoe [stretchbx187]
Jan 18, 2012 (6:16 pm)
Were your previous two Tahoes new when you got them?