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#66 of 422 Tahoe Blues
Jan 05, 2008 (12:02 pm)
Talk about disappointed! Try this on for size:
Bought a new 2004 Tahoe with 7 miles on it:
3 months after purchase, transmission had to be rebuilt
7 months later the rear end leaked in the garage - rebuilt again
10 months later AC goes out
1 year 3 months old and the rear end has to be rebuilt for popping and slipping problem. Stop at a light and count to two and you get a slam feeling like someone just rear-ended you.
1 year 9 months old the rear end still having problems, locking up and grinding
2 years old the popping continues and when you turn on the left blinker the rear windshield wiper turns on.
Dealer says, trade it in on the new tahoe, my husband is suckered in. Rolled over debt onto new one.
2007 Tahoe purchased and computer has to be replaced 8 weeks later (doors won't lock, hatch won't open, auto start not working) was in the shop a total of 2 weeks combined as they replaced the remotes over and over.
leaks water like crazy
By the 8th water leak event the dealer still can't find the leak and tells me there is "nothing they can do"
Heater has to be on 90 or it doesn't heat - 89 degrees is still AC
14th leak event, transmission running at 182 degrees, still AC at 89 degrees inside the truck, starting to get the rear-ended slam when stopping or taking off. Display says tires are flat (when they are not), service traction control and stability track. Back up sensors beep like something is behind you, put it in drive and they beep until you reach your destination. Auto-start starts the vehicle then kills it right away.
Just picked it up from the dealership again this morning. They said "we noted your problems but couldn't duplicate them" I contacted Chevy and they said they do not do buy-backs on vehicles over 20K miles, which would have been great if I hadn't started having problems that they couldn't resolve at 180 miles!!!
#67 of 422 Re: Add another 07 to the list [uncle_rico]
Jan 07, 2008 (1:30 pm)
One person noted that they had their transmission replaced by the dealer 11 times, The reported that the dealer told them that it was because they had big rims on the car. Then what about all of the other cars that dont have big tires that are having the same problem. This is ridiculous. It is clear that the problems lies with the transmission. We need to file a class action suit. My car is much older (2000) and I purchased it pre owned. Until now this is the only real problem that I have had. Based on the record of others with this problem, I will not buy another. It is a shame because I love all the features, size, build of this truck. It meets the needs of my family well. However, I cannot afford to continually have to replace transmission. Further, Im sure the timing will not always be right. When will it happen next when I am traveling cross country of something? I know Family Vacation? Just too unpredictable. No road trips for me.
#68 of 422 07 Tahoe transmission Knocking
Jan 11, 2008 (10:58 am)
Have a 2007 Tahoe and have a knocking sound at acceleration from a stop also. Took to dealer and they said the it was a loose bolt on the rear (also have had power window problems and remote problems),Take it home and it is still doing the same thing.
I too had a bad experience in the mid 80's with a buick and switched to ford's but wife wanted a Tahoe this time and i gave in, never again.
#69 of 422 2004 tahoe 46,000k
Feb 03, 2008 (6:10 am)
These trannys are out of control my tahoe is going in for it's third trans I only was able to put less then 10k miles on the last one. We all need to put complaints in with(NHTSA.GOV). I did however get GM to extend my trans coverage to 2011 or 100k miles by calling there customer assistance center 1800-222-1020. That is all good if you feel like breaking down on the side of the road every 10k miles. I am now looking to put a JASPER unit in the truck . I am going after GM to see if they will cover it. I will keep everyone posted. CJ
#70 of 422 Re: Add another 07 to the list [uncle_rico]
Feb 11, 2008 (11:32 am)
The EXACT same thing just happened to my tahoe this weekend. You decribed it to a T!!! I'm so upset. I don't want a replacement transmission which is what they arer offering I want a new truck!
#71 of 422 Re: Add another 07 to the list [uncle_rico]
Feb 26, 2008 (8:26 pm)
I just had the same issue today. Drove around the corner from my house, going about 25-30 mph and there was a lurching/dropping sensation in the vehicle and I lost the ability to drive - the engine kept revving, but going nowhere. Reverse worked, and then nothing else. I was facing the real possibility of reversing the whole way home on a very busy road, but luckily after a few tries I could get the car to work in 1st, 2nd and reverse. I drove to the dealership in 2nd gear. Called them this afternoon and the most they could tell me is that something is broken internally in the transmission but they won't be able to open it up to take a look for a few days from now. Looking at about a week until I get the vehicle back. It's an '07 also, with only 18K. We had a problem early last winter with the car getting stuck in 2wd with cold weather. And also some sort of sensor going out in the gas tank that caused the car to overheat and stall repeatedly. I'm thinking the vehicle wasn't such a great deal after all.
#72 of 422 Re: Add another 07 to the list [annasplit]
Apr 07, 2008 (10:05 am)
Wow! I was really worried I had done something wrong to my car until I read AnnaSplit's post. THE EXACT THING HAPPENED TO ME LAST NIGHT. Pulled out of my driveway, went to accelerate and it was almost as if I hit something. It made a loud popping noise and wouldn't go, only revved when I gave it gas. I was about a mile away from home and had to drive home in 1st gear (the only gear that worked) with my hazards on. Quite scary. I really have no complaints about this car, it's beautiful. Things happen, I understand and with EVERY vehicle make comes a different problem. Glad to know I am not alone.
#73 of 422 1999 Chevy Tahoe Limited
Apr 21, 2008 (6:30 pm)
I just replaced the transmission and it won't shift into gear. It was acting up before the transmission went it out. I think it is the sensor on the brake pedal. Any ideas? Is this hard to replace?
#74 of 422 Re: 1999 Chevy Tahoe Limited [apowell94]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:07 am)
if you replaced the trans on your own a couple of things to check before you do anything major mlps (manual lever position sensor) does it read right on the dashif not readjust it or the shift interlock solenoid may not function.check fuses for blown fuse may also cause shift interlock solenoid not to work...hope this helps
#75 of 422 2003 Tahoe Transmission?
May 09, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I've reviewed the posts and have several questions. The truck has just over 80k miles.
My 03 Tahoe has started to make metallic clicking and clunking noises when putting it in to gear, reverse or drive after it has sat for a while and has cooled off. On occasion it seems like it clunks in to gear when getting started.
I've also noted last fall that the 4wd makes a loud clunking noise when putting it into gear.
I live in WI and like to use the 4wd but kept from doing that this winter as a result of the noise.
I am the 2nd owner of the truck. Would there still be any type of drive train warranty remaining on this truck?
Who would be best to service the truck? Chevy dealer or large private company?
From the description of the noises do you believe this would be a transmission problem or other drive train issue?
Any assistance that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.