Last post on Sep 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#328 of 337 Re: 2008 Tahoe Hybrid A/C problems [aayala]
Aug 08, 2011 (12:42 pm)
I apologize for the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Please keep me posted on any information from the dealership.
Caron, GM Customer Service
#329 of 337 DVD players failure $$$$
Sep 23, 2011 (10:12 am)
We have had a 2008 Yukon Hybrid for just over 4 years and it has been a great car. Other than having to replace 3 door locks, a software reboot smoothing out drivability and having to replace the smallish conventional battery in the engine compartment it has been great. Gets 19-20 both in town and on the highway driving it more like a conventional truck than a hybrid. Still drives great and interior/exterior are holding up well.
BIg bummer this week though. The DVD player recently failed. When you go to Audio on the touch screen DVD doesn't even show up as and option. The local dealership says the only way to fix it as far as they know is to replace the whole DVD/Radio/GPS unit to the tune of about $2000 parts and labor !!!!!! The dealership went out of business this summer and just reopened under new ownership and a lot of the old service personnel are gone so not sure how up to speed they are. The new Service advisor is nice enough but.........
Anyone know if some one out there refurbishes these units. Know on our old Denali the CD player failed and the dealer exchanged the core for a remanufactured unit and the so perhaps that is still and option.
Anyone out there have any insight on this..........
#330 of 337 DVD failure
Sep 23, 2011 (10:45 am)
Have your try to disconnect the power. I had a issue on my Chevy truck. Not a hybird. Replug it in and it work. Better off getting a after market radio. Use a I pod.
#331 of 337 2009 Tahoe Hybrid
Feb 28, 2013 (10:21 am)
Just bought a used Tahoe Hybrid with 29K on it - when parked and turned off it sounds like I can hear a tiny little dog barking softly when it sits in the garage. While there ARE dogs in my neighborhood they are not the cause (and my wife hears it too) are we going senile in our 40's? Any thoughts folks.
#332 of 337 Re: 2009 Tahoe Hybrid [rvdusa]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:44 am)
Let us know if you decide to work with a dealership to get this checked into at all as we're available to work with you through that process, if desired.
GM Customer Service
#333 of 337 Oil Consumption 07' Tahoe 5.3L
Jul 18, 2013 (3:23 pm)
I have a 2007 Tahoe 5.3l flex 78,000 miles that has started using oil.
Have used Castrol 5w-30 Synthetic Blend since buying new in 07'.
Last oil change 1/2013 the low oil light came on way prior to time for change(according to electronic oil life), and I added a quart.
Looked all over /under vehicle found no signs of leak.
It is now time for change 4,000 miles later, and low oil light comes on today, although electronic oil life says 45% oil life remaining.
Checked oil level, and oil level is barely showing on tip of dipstick.
Should I add a quart of oil before driving 16 miles to service center?
Is my Tahoe going to be an oil burner?
Will oil consumption get worse?
#334 of 337 Re: Oil Consumption 07' Tahoe 5.3L [bone2fish]
Jul 19, 2013 (1:10 am)
Yes, add a quart if it is far where you are going. Know synthetic is expensive. But. If you feel you can make it to your oil change. Then don't. Baby it driving to the shop.
Check if anything is blowing or smoking out of the tail pipe. blue or black smoke usually say, oil. A compression test is needed. Dry and wet test to eliminate the rings. If you have good compression. I would then look at the valve seals. If you have the rubber seal? You can replace them yourself with a small compressor and valve spring compressor and strong small magnetic . Have to remove the valve cover.
I would say it takes 8 hours to replace them. They are cheap in parts. If you u tube it. It will show you how to. Have done many of them.
The rubber dry out and it lets oil down the valve into the cyl and it burns it.
#335 of 337 Tahoe hybrid problems,
Jul 24, 2013 (6:05 pm)
Ive had my tahoe hybrid 08' for about 5 yrs with nothing but issues. From door panels falling off to door locks not working and mainly engine problems. Had to be towed twice when my wife was out of state with the kids for lifter problems, on the same trip. First dealership said it was the oil pan filter and sender, and replaced lifters. After about a month she went to pick up and it broke down again, stranding her in the middle of nowhere. Towed to another dealer and they replaced lifters again. We have had it shut off on us numerous times once on highway, the RPM's will climb up until we put it in neutral, it will lunge forward or stutter so bad it almost dies, and during hot weather which is always(we live in las Vegas) it idles very rough it seems its going to die. Every time we take to dealer they say if its not doing it then they can not check it. Now that its 2 month after warranty and 3k miles passed parts warranty for the lifters, they say they can "recreate" the issue at $130 for diagnostics. And that it might be more if they need to dig deeper at a cost over $1k! Not including amount to fix. For a $54k SUV, its a POS. If they don't fix, i will sell it and never buy GM or GMC every again and will tell everyone I can about all issues. Seems to be a very common problem with Chevy the more i read.
#336 of 337 Re: Tahoe hybrid problems, [julio99exp]
Jul 25, 2013 (3:10 am)
diagnostics should show all codes and the way it is running. I take it higher than the dealer right to GM. Hope you kept all invoices and comments from the dealer.
#337 of 337 Yukon hybrid stalling in D from stopped position
Sep 22, 2013 (6:10 pm)
I have a 2008 Yukon Hybrid purchased new and now have about 130K miles on it. I am a big fan of my car. I recently have been experiencing stalling issue with my car. It only happens when I am at a stop light or stop sign and I want to move forward. The car does not move forward it has to take moment 10 seconds or more. The most severe situation is a I had to put the car back into park and them back into drive for it to re-engage and move forward. The car does not have issues grabbing gears at higher speeds . I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
Thank you for your time.