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#254 of 456 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [scuba_steveo]
Feb 03, 2012 (8:35 am)
UPDATE: 2007 Tahoe Dead - only a clicking in the doors
Since last December year my 2007 Tahoe LTZ has been going dead. I will park the Tahoe, and go to lock it with the remote and it will not lock. So then I go back to the vehicle to find that nothing is working. I get back in and try to turn the ignition but nothing. No lights, nothing. Then the doors start with the clicking noise. The first 3 times this went on for a few minutes and then all of the sudden the car started and everything was normal. It is not a battery problem.
On January 11th it happened for the 4th time but it did not restart. I had it towed to a service shop by my house. The shop was able to get the vehicle restarted but never could find a problem. They kept the car for a week and it did not die again. I drove it around for about another week and everything was fine until this Wednesday. I pulled into work and went to lock the car and again it was dead. This time I called the Chevrolet dealer as requested by customer care. The Chevrolet service consultant came over to my office and saw the problem as it was happening. Everything was dead and the doors had a clicking noise. After a few minutes the vehicle started up and I drove it to the dealer. Since then they have not found the problem. They just called me and said they can start by replacing the battery cables. I feel this is going to get expensive quick and they could be heading down the wrong road.
I have been emailing GM social media back and forth. So far my only complaint with them is that it has been moving real slow. On Jan 19 was my first email to them. They replied the same day and asked me to take the car to a GM dealer. I took it to the dealer and emailed them yesterday stating such and asked for a phone call. A day later (today) I get another email saying they will setup a case with GM customer Assistance but they need info to do so. I replied with info so now I am waiting. I like email and forums and all but can I please get a phone call?
Right now, I just want my Tahoe fixed. It is at the dealer now for a few days and they still donít know what is wrong. I see other people have posted my exact same problem. What is the fix???
If anyone knows please help!
#255 of 456 2008 Suburban LTZ Electrical Problems
Feb 14, 2012 (9:47 pm)
Posted here several months ago with the electrical system of my suburban going crazy...door locks, chimes, gauges going back and forth, and then wouldn't start...would only hear clicking sounds in the door. Had it in the shop multiple times and could not find anything wrong (HA!) with it. My solution was usually to disconnect/reconnect the battery terminals, which usually worked. Someone suggested that leaving the cables disconnected for 30 minutes would 'reboot' the computer, so I did. Guess what? It actually worked for about two months; then three weeks ago it went absolutely crazy...lights, gauges, chimes, door locks, driver information center cycling on and off, radio on and off...everything. I redid the battery cables and it started normally, but the next time, it absolutely died. Had it towed to another shop...here's what they found. The negative battery cable connection was bad...they told me it was arcing; the voltage was all over the place, causing the onboard computer to go crazy. They replaced it and kept it for three days trying to make it act up, and I have had it back for almost two weeks and NO PROBLEMS (so far!) Holding my breath....love my Suburban but this was about to do me in. Anyway, I hope this might help someone out there.
#256 of 456 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 23, 2012 (4:30 pm)
I have an 09 that has the same issues and I need assistance. Because the Chevy dealer (Lakeside Chevrolet in Warsaw) can't find anything wrong, they are going to replace the ignition switch because they "think" that may be what's causing the issue. Is replacing this a waste of time? Will replacing this resolve the following issues with my 09 Tahoe LTZ:
1. Periodically, the door locks will cycle up and down and the power on the dash (radio, etc) goes black and the vehicle sputters like it's going to die
2. After that happens, and the vehicle comes out of this state, if you smash down on the pedal the whole thing will happen again
3. Sometimes, the vehicle won't start (nothing happens)
4. The CD player sounds like the motor inside is constantly running
5. The vehicle will completely die when putting the car in park and shutting off the engine (no power....nothing)
We've already replaced the battery and still have the aforementioned problems.
#257 of 456 Re: 04 Tahoe Electric Problems [sunsetone]
Mar 02, 2012 (1:06 pm)
I'm having the same problems with the 'service 4wd' light and transmission going into 4 low.... plus a bunch of other weird stuff, did you ever get a fix for those issues?
#258 of 456 Re: 04 Tahoe Electric Problems [jennyjane13]
Mar 02, 2012 (1:32 pm)
I did not. The ignition switch was a huge fail. On the way home last night, the vehicle did some really wacky things when I used my turn signal. That made me angry enough that I disconnected the battery overnight to reboot the computer. I haven't driven it today, so I don't know if that helped or worked.
#259 of 456 Re: 2009 Electrical Problems [t_tex]
Mar 05, 2012 (7:39 am)
I cannot tell you what a relief it is to find someone else having gone through the same issues with a 2009 tahoe. the dealership here looks at me like i'm crazy and told me all they could suggest was to replace the bcm. finally took it to a specialty shop and they've had it several times for weeks on end during the past 4 months.
I realize it's been a month since you said that you haven't had any problems, I'm checking to see if the vehicle is still working properly? I'm heading to the mechanic as soon as I hear your response!
#260 of 456 Re: 2009 Electrical Problems [ag75]
Mar 05, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I have lodged a complaint with the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) via the Safercar.gov website. This vehicle is just to unsafe to drive and the manufacturer needs to recall and repair. It's not my fault the vehicle is this way and we're obviously not the only ones having these issues.
#261 of 456 Re: Navigation screen!!!! [jdtech01]
Mar 05, 2012 (3:50 pm)
I'm having some of the same problems with my Tahoe. Mines the same year and LTZ...the problem started after I took it to the dealership to have a cracked dash replaced. They ran my battery down so I had to replace it. In the last couple of weeks the screen has turned white 4 times. I have to restart the motor to get the screen to work, all my saved radio stations and all have to be reset. It's at the dealership now. They can't find the problem since they haven't seen it happen. After reading this I wonder if my saved addresses are still ther. I'll look at that tomorrow when picking it up. The tech said it wasn't showing a code so nothing is wrong. Why would the radio/navigation system show a code if they knocked a wire loose or something like that? I've never been more frustrated with them it's like they don't believe me!!!!!
#262 of 456 Re: 2009 Electrical Problems [gregorybcook]
Mar 05, 2012 (5:18 pm)
Do you have a reference number or anything for those complaints? Because I will gladly add my name to them. Just dropped my tahoe off at the mechanic again today. It was dead all weekend after an eventful saturday afternoon trying to drive home. sunday brought the same issues. today when the mechanic is open...doesn't do a thing. Still hopeful for resolution, but remain doubtful.
#263 of 456 Re: 2009 Electrical Problems [ag75]
Mar 06, 2012 (9:39 pm)
Yes, my 2009 Tahoe is running great. No problems since the specialty auto electric shop worked on it.