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#396 of 413 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems
Jan 08, 2013 (3:24 pm)
We bought our Tahoe used 3 years ago. Transmission went out around a year and a half ago. Warranty just expired. Chevy split the cost since it was close. Went out again 4 months ago. They fixed (now its under warranty again) Went out again two days ago. They are fixing again. What is going on. We are worried about when this warranty runs out. (in another year or so) They don't seem to think this is strange. Am I the crazy one here or is this not right. From the beginning our engine light and traction control and stabilitrack service lights have been on. They did tones of warranty work and never was able to get those lights to turn off. Now of coarse that warranty is over. Any thoughts??
#397 of 413 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems [slindsl]
Jan 08, 2013 (5:06 pm)
Are you already working with Customer Assistance on this? We're sorry that you are experiencing continued troubles with your Tahoe's transmission and want to make sure that the repairs go well. If you should need anything, email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN, and a brief recap of the situation for the agent answering the email).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#398 of 413 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems [slindsl]
Jan 08, 2013 (8:45 pm)
We are on our third transmission . We just sunk another thousand into stabilitrak repairs . We need a new car . Why would we buy another tahoe ? Especially after the dealer socked us before for more than $3000 to replace the rotted brakelines on our Silverado --an independent charged us one fourth of that to do the same on our Tahoe's rotted brake lines .
We did get some help from corporate gm on our third transmission , so keep at them . BUT the system they use is to pay mechanics by the job , not time . So it incentives the mechanics to change a lot of parts , whether it fixes your problem or not
#399 of 413 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems [gmlikesjapan]
Jan 09, 2013 (2:16 pm)
We will be looking for a different vehicle as well and for sure not another Tahoe. You mentioned stabilitrak repairs. What was your problems with that. Our service stabilitrak comes on and off almost everytime that we are slowing down. As we take off it jerks and then goes off. Until next time of coarse.
#400 of 413 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems [slindsl]
Jan 09, 2013 (4:15 pm)
We had the stabilitak system activating --or was it the abs brakes , they are integrated - every time we 'd start from a stop and it would override the accelerator . Thus , if you were merging into traffic , suddenly all power would disappear . Pretty dangerous . Now , after a new ABS pump is installed , the stabilitak system activates from a start on dry clear pavement- like at every stop light . The grunting & grinding noises freak out my wife & daughter when they are driving & I'm sure it will wear out the system & the brakes . But at least we don't loose power .So now they will change out another part . We are using an independent mechanic because I felt that the service manager at Whiteman Chevrolet , several years ago , so took advantage of us on a brake job on our Silverado . But that just brings up the issue of brake lines on Tahoe & Silverados rotting out after 3 or 4 years because of inferior materials used by GM . I've liked both vehicles , but feel that GM has not stepped up honorably on the rotting brake lines --these boards are full of similar complaints -- or the Stabilitrak mess . I'm just glad that I don't have an '07 tahoe . They seem the worst . But , why has GM not dome a recall on either issue ? If they were responsible & honorable about it , I'd buy Chevy again . But to do so given their attitude , seems like being a sucker .
#401 of 413 2012 Tahoe transmissions
Jan 15, 2013 (12:48 pm)
Is anyone having problems with their transmission not responding in a 2012 Tahoe LT?? Mine is very erractic and can't seem to find the gear it wants under certain circumstances. I have had it in to the dealer, but get the ol' "that's just the way it is" response.
#402 of 413 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [pengphil]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:58 pm)
Welcome to the world of Chevrolet transmissions... Mine went out at 71K miles and the replacement is now giving me fits because the Torque Converter is not unlocking properly. The dealer says "no problem found" which is basically the "that's the way it is" answer you are getting. Good Luck!
#403 of 413 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [pengphil]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:10 am)
When you visited the dealership, did they have you sit in a similar vehicle to demonstrate that it's consistent across the 2012 Tahoe? Let us know if we can check into this further for you by contacting us via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#404 of 413 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [marka09]
Jan 16, 2013 (11:23 am)
We're sorry to hear that your replacement transmission is giving you some troubles. If you would like for us to check into this further with the dealership, please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#405 of 413 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe Problems [slindsl]
Jan 30, 2013 (9:56 am)
Your issue with the traction control/stabilitrak light is a common issue. For some reason GM will not admit or can't figure out what the problem is. It is almost certainly the Mass Air Flow Sensor, commonly know as the MAF sensor. Take it to a NON-dealer (because the dealer rates for this simple replacement are OUTRAGEOUS) and have the sensor replaced. The part should be about 100.00 dollars and it is about a ten minute job. The sensor is the black barrel with a wire harness attached to it at the end of you air cleaner box. I went round and round with GM dealers on this with them keeping my vehicle for a total of over two weeks and then did the research and replaced the part myself. That was ore than two years ago without a repeat of the previously three year recurring issue.