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#334 of 422 2007 chevrolet Tahoe tranismission not going into 2nd gear
Dec 14, 2011 (11:01 am)
Did the gmcustsvc person ever help you resolve the issue with your transmission. I have a 2007 chevy tahoe that just started acting up. I have 140k miles on mine, but just like you babied it. It is crazy for the same model SUV have same issue so often that it was never recalled. This is bad for the chevrolet brand name to allow so many loyal consumers that keep buying just chevrolets to be made to deal with a problem they obviously had with whoever the contracted out to buy the transmissions from or whichever plant built them. Its obviously a bigger issue than just a few here or there. The place onstar towed it to said he has had to replace 10 transmissions so far in the same year chevrolet tahoe and silverados with the same engine etc. Of course no warranties are good anymore. Makes you wonder why GM gives you a warrant to a specific mileage. its like they know it will stop working after that time. Its terrible.
#335 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe [mrt1124]
Dec 14, 2011 (12:34 pm)
Yes she did and got it all straightened out ! I called the nuber the other member provided and explained that I needed to talk to a management person since I was getting the run-around from regular customer service .
#337 of 422 Re: Irractic Transmission shifting [dmntd]
Dec 14, 2011 (1:40 pm)
As someone in the transmission repair business I would advise avoiding most, if not all, import SUVs. Reliability is down for all auto makers, especially Nissan and Toyota. GM at least has a longer warranty. I currently have a Ford Explorer (65k) and an 07 Pathfinder (85k) getting transmission rebuilds for major failures that would have been warranty for GM products. Not to mention the repair costs being more. That Pathfinder is a 4000.00 repair because the computer is internal to the transmission, only available from Nissan, and almost always replaced. People ask my opinion on a daily basis and I tell them all the same thing, whatever you buy, get the best warranty you can because I don't like what I see from America, Europe, or Japan
#338 of 422 Re: 2007 tranny rebuilt twice in same year [huskeriniowa]
Dec 22, 2011 (5:34 am)
We decided to trade 2007 Chevy Suburban off on a new 2011 Chevy Suburban. Cynthia in GM customer service looked into service history, agreed there was a problem, and was able to get us a GM Owner Loyalty Certificate which helped us get into a new vehicle. She also followed up with the dealer to try to get us a better loaner vehicle or speed up the transmission work. She was excellent to work with and went above and beyond to see that we were satisfied but we were sorry it had to come to this. Hopefully, this will eliminate all of our problems.
#339 of 422 Z71 Tahoe Transmission slips in left turn
Dec 25, 2011 (12:57 pm)
I have a 01 Z71 Tahoe transmission that slips making a hard left turn, or a wide sweeping left turn. Sometimes after the left turn it slips just a little after I am straight. I was told that the screen may have dropped down in the pan. I checked that, and everything seems to be OK.
#340 of 422 Re: 2006 Tahoe Auto 4WD Z71 only drives in 4WD [woodycox]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:21 pm)
UPDATE!! I took my 2006 Tahoe to Dealer at the advise of my friend's local repair shop. They ran Diagnostic. Replaced my encoder motor (actuator).
Cost = $700.00.
I could have done it but I would not have been able to update software.
No problems so far...I wonder if they updated software?
#342 of 422 Cheap quality transmission
Jan 10, 2012 (9:35 am)
So at about 92k miles I coughed up the $2670 for a complete transmission rebuild with heavy duty upgrades. It sucks that the repair shop knew these transmissions are crap. In fact the shop manager who also has a Tahoe says "the engines are great and will run for ever if you maintain it, yet transmission are CRAP!" (crap was not the word he used) With a statement like that how can you not trust a guy who feels your pain? Well its fixed and now under warranty so now I have to work on getting my lift gate unstuck from the lock position and see whats up with my keyless entry remote not unlocking my doors but will lock them. This will be the last GM product I ever buy TRUST ME!!!!
#343 of 422 Re: Cheap quality transmission [dmntd]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:34 am)
While you are at it, replace your u-joints on the front driveshaft. If that shaft has a slight vibration due to worn u-joints you will be rebuilding your transfer case as well, or at least replacing the frt main bearing and seal.