Last post on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:37 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Tahoe, Transmission, SUV
#408 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [gmcustsvc]
Mar 12, 2013 (7:51 am)
It sounds like this no no it sounds like this or this or maybe. GM SUCKS. My tahoe 2004 on my 4th transmission 103K miles I see the same thing over and over from there customer service go to socialmedia and tell us about your problem. Six times I email them back in 08 never heard from them THEY SUCK. just bought another Toyota love it. Looked at a chevy equinox before that 4.9% financing and they would'nt buge on price. Toyota 1.9% and they came down $ 2800. plus went up $1500 on my trade in. GM does not give a s#t about anything but profits. They don't care if your on the side of the road with your young children with your 4th break down we are so sorry this has happend to you. Only reason I am ranting is I just heard the us gov just sold the last of the gm stock for a loss we the people will never see our money returned. Unless GM is going to give me a new Tahoe or even if they were to help me buy one with better pricing and financing I will be repl;acing my Tahoe with a Toyota or even a can you belive it a FORD.
#409 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [tah04]
Mar 12, 2013 (9:56 am)
I'm sorry that your emails from 2008 went unanswered ("Six times I email them back in 08"). Have you tried more recently? Were all of these transmission replacements done with your GM dealership? We can be reached at socialmediagm.com if you would like for us to check into this further.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#410 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [corgio]
Mar 12, 2013 (2:04 pm)
I got an explanation from my service guy. He says it is the new 6 speed transmission GM put in the Tahoes. Nothing they can do about it, but he is hearing other complaints. The other "thing" I was feeling is the engine dropping into the 4 cylinder mode. I'm okay with that since I at least know what is happening. Guess we are going to have to live with the new trannies, but I will sure consider something else next time. Hey GM, my son graduates from college this year, and we thought about buying him a new vehicle since he has been driving the same one since 10th grade. Guess what, it won't be a Tahoe!
#411 of 422 Re: 2012 Tahoe transmissions [gmcustsvc]
Mar 18, 2013 (8:43 pm)
Ok contacted you again lets see what happens now?
#412 of 422 2007 Tahoe needs new transmission
Mar 22, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I have 117k miles on my Tahoe And have never had any problems with my truck. I love it actually and keep it well maintained. Today the transmission blew, was really hoping to drive this truck to at least 200k miles! It's going to cost over 3.3k bucks plus another 400 to replace front and rear differentials....wondering if its worth it? Will I continue to have issues? After reading this blog I do feel lucky to have made it to 117k miles at least.
#413 of 422 Tahoe Transmission issues
Apr 30, 2013 (12:11 pm)
Hey all - I drove my 03 Tahoe up to 78k (we towed a trailer often) and read about all these transmission issues and decided after feeling a couple hesitations out of 1st gear several times to "beef up" my tranny. That was March 2012 and this the new "heavy duty" tranny is awesome. Same casing just all new "innards". What a difference. It does cost a bit ($2300) but I now have a reliable tranny with a lifetime warranty (transferable) and a peace of mind on the road. Research a good transmission shop and go talk to them. They know how to rebuild these lousy OEM trannys. I'm in Olympia WA and used Thurston County Transmission after several recommendations.
#414 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe needs new transmission [hilegirl]
Jun 14, 2013 (7:47 pm)
Hey hilegirl ,
I was reading your post and its crazy!! I have a 07 Tahoe and same mileage as you and last weekend out of nowhere the transmission blew. I took good care of my truck oil changes done when it was time I had the 100,000 mile check done and all fluid changed . Then this happened , I had an extended warranty so I thought ill just pay 100 for my deductible and get it fixed . I got home and da warranty was expired by 3 months ! So I had a shop look at it and its goin to be 2800 to fix it
#415 of 422 Re: 2007 Tahoe needs new transmission [countryboy2307]
Jun 15, 2013 (9:06 am)
After installing the third transmission in our '04 Tahoe ,plus rotted brake lines ,deranged abs/stabilitrak , etc . , etc., we decided enough was enough , considering that it was rusting at door seams and more (only 130,000 miles ) we gave up on it and traded in for a Subaru .
Jun 30, 2013 (4:18 am)
Hi everyone! I have an issue that I hope someone can help me with. I have been reading here for 2 days now and cannot find anything about this problem.
I have a 1998 Tahoe 5.7L, from what I can tell it has a 4l60e tranny, and the autotrac transfer case. I bought the Tahoe with milk in the oil pan due to a blown intake gasket. I also bought a 1996 Chevy 4x4 5.7L that had frame issues, but an engine with 24,000 on a complete rebuild (top to bottom). I transplanted the engine into the Tahoe, and left everything else as it was. The engine I removed from the Tahoe ran excellent, even though it was full of water, and the tranny shifted great. I thought this was going to be a straight forward engine swap (boy was I wrong). After many issues getting the engine running properly, it now purrs like a kitten. I pulled it out of my garage a few days ago, set up some ramps and drove it onto the ramps to have more room to install the bar on the passengers side that goes from the engine mount to the tranny bell housing. After all was done, I went to pull the Tahoe off of the ramps, and I couldn't find a gear anywhere. It acts like it is in neutral. RPM's do not change at all when selecting any gear. I thought at first that maybe the transfer case was stuck in neutral. I read a forum here about this issue, but mostly being stuck in a 4WD gear. My first suspect was the selector switch on the dash, as the lights were not properly working on it. I pulled it out, and with slight pressure on the back of the switch, the lights would work. Although, even with the lights not working, you can hear the mechanical switch on the transfer case, and the front diff change gears. So I figured all was ok with the selector except the lights not working. I have checked the fuses and all of them are good. I have removed the motor from the side of the transfer case, and have tried manually selecting the gears to see if I could find 2HI in there somewhere. I was able to change the selector (although it was pretty hard to turn). I have another transfer case laying on the floor of the garage from the truck I took the motor out of, so I tried turning them on that transfer case, and it felt the same, so I assume it should turn a little hard, as this transfer case was working well when pulled also. Tranny fluid is good, all electrical connections are good (tranny was never pulled from the Tahoe). Vacation is coming up in 12 days, and I desperately need this Tahoe to pull my camper with, or I am going to have a very disappointed family on my hands. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have been told that it could be that the tranny pump just went out. Something about the alignment when I matched the tranny to the engine not being right, and shearing some "ears" off of the pump?? I have swapped probably 10 or 12 motors in my time, and have never ruined a tranny doing it. Anything??