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#254 of 422 2000 Chevy Tahoe - 74K Miles
Apr 29, 2011 (4:55 am)
Reading the forum I see I am not alone. I'm taking my Tahoe in for repair today. It appears that my transmission has had it. It has always (intermittently) felt like someone hit me from the back when I start off at a traffic light. I've reported it during the warranty, but always came back "no trouble found". I can't believe that Chevrolet built a transmission that will last less than 100K - insane. I traded in my Dodge Ramcharger (1987) back in 2000 for this vehicle and it had 180K on it at the time with no transmission problems. I have no idea how much this will cost but I'm very disappointed in Chevrolets at this point. When I get it back I guess it's time to look into getting another vehicle - perhaps a Kia this time, but just not a Chevy.
#255 of 422 UPDATE: 2000 Chevy Tahoe - 74K Miles
Apr 29, 2011 (8:17 am)
The dealer called and said that I have a "catastrophic metal failure" in the transmission. Isn't this a defect in the materials? Even out of warranty I would think Chevy would acknowledge the problem and at least help out on the cost. $3000 for a remanufactured transmission with a 3 year or 100K mile warranty. In this day and age, that's a lot of money for something that seems to be a common problem with these vehicles. The truck has never towed anything but a small open trailer with 20 bales of pine straw for a few miles from the store. And the vehicle has been taken care of - looks like new. I'm disappointed in Chevy...
#256 of 422 Tahoe transmission problems
Apr 29, 2011 (3:13 pm)
With only 71,000 miles on my '05 tahoe, just found out today that transmission is shot in the 2nd gear and overdrive. This is a vehicle that is only driven to drive kids to and from school, around town etc. Both places that I took it for service said that I should be very unhappy because this should not happen in a vehicle such as this. I am very upset because we try to "Buy American" and warranty was up last summer. We have only towed a little wave runner maybe 4 times and so this is very disappointing to say the least. GM needs to respond to this problem and I see so many have complained about the same issue at around the same mileage.
#257 of 422 Transmission Issues - Tahoes
May 01, 2011 (4:38 am)
Does anyone have a list of all the people who have had issues with their Tahoe transmissions? It could come in very helpful to approach Chevrolet with.
#258 of 422 Update - 2000 Tahoe - 74K miles
May 01, 2011 (4:48 am)
I asked if 74K miles was all a transmission should last and he said that it should last longer. The dealer service writer said that Chevrolet wouldn't listen and help out on the problem because they don't know how the vehicle was driven, etc. The truck looks brand new, it has never been abused, it's a 2000 with only 74K miles, and even the service tech who looked at the problem said that the truck is in great shape. I would sign a document stating that it hasn't been abused, but Chevrolet will never budge. I guess that when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle, I will need to look somewhere other than the Chevy dealer... very sad.
#259 of 422 Re: Tahoe transmission problems [sandera10]
May 02, 2011 (7:12 am)
I would like to look further into your situation. Could you please email me your complete contact information, VIN and involved dealership?
Caron, GM Customer Service
#260 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ [daikens]
May 02, 2011 (8:04 am)
I apologize for your frustration. Can you please email me your VIN?
GM Customer Service
#261 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ [gmcustsvc]
May 02, 2011 (8:40 am)
Christina / Caron, I've sent the information you requested to you at your email address. Please let me know if you need anything else.
#262 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe LTZ [marka09]
May 02, 2011 (12:55 pm)
I just wanted you to let you know that we have not received an email from you. Could you please give a brief description of the issue you are having?
Thank you and look forward to hearing from you.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#263 of 422 Re: 2000 Tahoe [gmcustsvc]
May 02, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Hi Caron, Please check with Christina. I answered the email she sent me. I'd rather not post personal contact information on a forum. Here is the brief description.
2000 Chevy Tahoe - The vehicle has 74,6?? miles on it. It's at the dealer right now so I can't get the exact milage for you. I took it in on Friday and the technician said it was a "catastrophic metal failure" in the transmission. They ordered a remanufactured transmission and it should be there today (Monday).
This vehicle has been babied. It has only towed a couple of times an open uhaul trailer with 20 bails of pine straw. I have only had to use 4 wheel drive a couple of times to go through the little snow we get here is Georgia. In comparison, the 1987 Dodge RamCharger that was traded in on this truck had many miles on it and never needed a transmission even though it towed my boat when we lived in Florida, and pulled a trailer with my car on it when we moved here from South Florida in 1993. Way more usage than this truck has seen.
After reading the forum I realized that this appears to be a known problem with Tahoes. As a retired person living on a fixed income, an expense like this really hurts. And it appears that nothing I could have done would have prevented this. I had reported a problem with the vehicle while under warranty and they could find no problem, but the issue persisted. I chalked it up to "I guess that's the way these transmissions are". I have other friends who experienced the same symptom of: after sitting at a light, when you give it gas to go it felt like someone hit you in the rear of the truck. I now realize it was the transmission slipping and then catching.
I realize the truck is a 2000 model, but the age isn't the only determining factor. This vehicle is a low mileage vehicle and has been cared for. Even the technician said it's in great shape. I'm not asking Chevrolet to replace my vehicle, just take the high road and get it working correctly again for me. New transmissions come with a 100K warranty. I would certainly expect a transmission to last at least that long, but in my case it's only 74K before failure.
I appreciate any assistance you can provide in this matter.