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#114 of 198 2009 tahoe front end issue
Jun 29, 2011 (9:37 am)
Here is my issue. 2009 Tahoe LT, 35000k miles on it. a year and a half ago, at 5k miles, i rear ended a lady, the hit caused damage on the front passenger side and my wheel as it was turned. Alignment out of wack and stabilizer and traction control were messed up. Body shop fixed the front end, mechanics re-aligned the front. Drove it, still not fixed. brought back and the steering column jumped teeth, so they replaced the entire steering rack. Drive it and now i have an issue that if i hit a bump the front drivers side bounces (not all the way down the street but enough) and the steering wheel shakes also. If i am on the highway and there is a slight turn in the road and i hit a bump, i swear my car is bouncing sideways, like it is skidding on the pavement and it scares the crap out of me. I bring it back, hit the bump for the mechanic and he says the struts are bad, take it back to the dealer as it is under warranty since they didn't think it was the results of the accident. Chevy looks at it, says everything is good underneath, drives it and says it is within specs and couldn't get it to bounce. Said they rotated tires and all was good. Drive it the next day, hit the same bump, does the same damn thing. Take it back (Sucks that Chevy doesn't have loaners so hard to find time to take off work and wait for it.) They test drive with me, can't find a bump to save my life around the dealer. Mechanic bounces on the bumper and the drivers side probably bounces 4 or 5 times before it stops, passenger side bounces 1 or 2 times and that is it. Service manager says it is within specs, can't replace struts. Here i am near my 36000 mile warranty and still the same issue and don't know what to do. Could it be something other then the struts, stabilizer bar or something that i need to look at. If the strut isn't leaking it seems they are saying they aren't bad. I had a 07 tahoe and it drove awesome and smooth at 70k miles and this was the same until i hit this lady. Any help or advice please. Chevy won't help me.
#116 of 198 Chevy SUV Vibration Problems Solved!
Jun 30, 2011 (5:45 pm)
Well, GM has solved the problem with the vibration issues. 24 days ago I bought a brand new 2011 Chevy Suburban 2500LT 4 X 4 Fully Loaded. After 200 miles I had an oil leak, a front end that could not be aligned and yes the vibration problem. It now has 500 miles on it and I have only driven from the dealer, to another dealer back home and yes back to the dealer. GM has solved the problem. Quote from the GM "Specialist" today.... " Vibration Is Considered Normal For The SUV". WOW, I would have never thought that since my 2003 Excursion with 543,000 miles rides perfect. What they meant to say was "shut up and go away peasant, we are GM and you should feel lucky we even sold you a vehicle", now give us more bail out money we deserve jobs. What a joke, my first GM and without a doubt my last. No pride, no appreciation, no ethics, that should be the new GM Chevy slogan.
PS: I have consulted and hired my own independent former GM employee to inspect the vehicle who tells me they have known about this vibration issue for years and never even made an attempt to diagnose and repair. There are several issues from the 6 speed transmission to the chassis. The GM solution, make a muffler bracket to absorb some of the vibration. Is that american ingenuity or what...
Research before you buy, don't be an idiot like me and presume if you spend over 50K you will get a vehicle that you can drive without immediate repairs or drive without annoying vibrations.
#117 of 198 Re: Tahoe-Avalanche [cat125]
Aug 10, 2011 (10:52 am)
Hey Cat125, i have the same issue with my 2009 Tahoe. They have changed tires and completed high speed balance but I still have a vibration and shakes when i hit any little bump on the road between 65-80mph. I took it to Grand Prize Auto where you took your truck and got it fixed. I told them that it may have to do with the drive shaft. They asked me if i knew what was done with the drive shaft of your vehicle to fix the problem. Can you provide me with that information or can you give the VIN# of your vehicle so that I can give them the information so they can see what excatly was done? I have been talking to George Ruiz at the dealer and hes really trying to help me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This vibration is driving me up the wall. My email is jathlonhotmail.com Thanks!
#118 of 198 Re: 2011 Suburban [cat125]
Aug 10, 2011 (11:07 am)
Hey Brycourt, Can you tell me what mechanic can fix the issue? I live in Miami and took it to Grand Prize Chevrolet where Cat125 took hers and they still havent fixed it. They changed tires and completed high balance. It runs a little better but still vibrates. Please let me know where i can get this fixed. Thanks!
Tony Z. jathlonhotmail.com
#119 of 198 Re: Tahoe-Avalanche [jathlon77]
Aug 10, 2011 (2:12 pm)
Sold my truck and dont have info on hand - it was not George Ruiz who worked the truck - it was someone else - cant remember his name but think it starts with S - let me know how it turns out -
#120 of 198 Re: Tahoe-Avalanche [cat125]
Aug 10, 2011 (2:24 pm)
Thanks for the reply Cat! Could it have been Scott? Hes right behind George in the center row of the service dept.
#121 of 198 Re: Tahoe-Avalanche [jathlon77]
Aug 10, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Still messing around with teh 2010 Suburban - 2nd dealership calls the vibration "suspension recovery" and recommended taking it to an aftermarket alignment shop to have the driveline/tires, etc balanced. Also had me drive a 2011 LS in attempts to compare with how my LTZ should be driving - not even the same suspension - absolutely ridiculous. Anyhow - Katie at Chevy customer service has been great and submitted the buyback paperwork and we'll see how that goes.
#122 of 198 Re: Tahoe-Avalanche [brycourt]
Aug 11, 2011 (2:49 pm)
That says it all. GM sales people have no idea what GM offers on each model. They are mostly totally ignorant (no training) . They should have suggested you try out an Impala!
#123 of 198 Re: Bulletin [cat125]
Aug 19, 2011 (7:26 pm)
Hello , I am having the same issue with my 2007 Suburban .. I bought the car from a chrysler dealership tho, so should I take it to Gm instead or is Chrysler responsible for the fix and will they even do that ?They already balance the tires 2 times and the vibration is still there but its not as bad as it was before