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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#307 of 337 Re: Problems i have had with my 2008 Yukon Hybrid [elkapower]
Feb 08, 2010 (6:45 am)
The only real problem I've had is my door locks as well. Twice on one back door, and once on the the passenger front and back. So far, GM continues to cover them although I am past 36K miles.
I do try to be careful in parking lots since at low speeds most people don't hear me coming. I've seen a lot of surprised looks.
I have friends that have the Toyota Prius. Glad I bought American!
#308 of 337 Still loving the '08 hybrid after 50,000 miles
Apr 05, 2010 (8:55 am)
Just passed 50,000 miles and two years with the Tahoe Hybrid. Have to say I've been nothing short of impressed with vehicle ownership. Thus far, I have not had a single mechanical problem - not with the lights, electric, door locks, etc. Everything has worked great. I consistently get 18+ mpg in the winter and 20+ in the summer...nothing has changed there despite my inefficient driving style which probably shaves 1mpg or so.
Probably the best part that no one seems to mention is the low cost of ownership. I've had to do several oil changes and some maintenance but never has it cost me more than $200. That's a huge plus because my wife has an Acura MDX and it seems like no matter how basic the job being done (oil change) we end up paying at least $150 each time in various maintenance needs.
When I bought the Tahoe Hybrid I was thinking of keeping it two years and then trading it in for a new one, but frankly this thing still runs and looks just as good as when I took it off the lot so I'm going to see how long I can hang on to this thing.
Overall I'm an extremely satisfied owner.
#309 of 337 Re: Still loving the '08 hybrid after 50,000 miles [bbooze]
Apr 05, 2010 (1:25 pm)
Good to hear the vehicle has worked out well for you - thanks for sharing any may you enjoy many more miles of satisfied ownership.
#310 of 337 Tahoe Hybrid is Great Except for.....
Apr 16, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I have a 2008 Tahoe Hybrid. The vehicle is great most of the time. The most annoying problem I have is a slight jerking/surging problem between 45 and 50 MPH. The problem only occurs occasionally and typically when in cruise control on a slight downward incline (no load). There have been two occurrences when the check engine light has come on. I have taken the vehicle back to the dealer several times but of course it never happens for them although they can see that there has been some engine misfires . They even hooked up a computer monitoring device to see if it could record a fault message when it happened while I was driving. I live in Phoenix AZ and about the time they put the device on the car the temps drop from over 100 to the low 90's and the problem seemed to go away. The temps are starting to come back up and I staring to feel the problem starting up again.
The only other problem I'm having is that the back doors do not always unlock. The problem will switch between the right to left back doors. I have not taken the vehicle back to the dealer for this problem yet.
Other than these problems the vehicle is great. I normally get 23+ MPG (have got as high as 26 MPG) if I drive carefully. I have a 20 foot bass boat which it pulls with no problems (gas mileage drops do to about 18 MPG)
Any advice is appreciated.
#311 of 337 Re: Tahoe Hybrid is Great Except for..... [chuckc4]
Apr 16, 2010 (1:25 pm)
I am from GM Customer Service. How long has the issue with the surging been going on? Has the dealership looked at the locks as well? Please email me with more information. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#312 of 337 Re: Tahoe Hybrid is Great Except for..... [gmcustsvc]
Apr 18, 2010 (9:50 am)
I bought the vehicle in Dec 2008. I started to notice the problem in spring of 2009. I've taken the vehicle in several times for the problem but it is one of those intermittent ones that never shows up when the dealer is looking at it. As I stated before, there have been two occurrences when the check engine light has come on. The dealer has been able to see that there has been a misfire but it does not show what caused it. The last time they put some sort of monitoring device on the vehicle that I was told to push a button when the problem occurred. At that time the temperature in the Phoenix AZ area was starting to cool down and the problem did not occur. I've been noticing the jerking starting up again as its getting hotter here. It is very slight - one of those things only the driver can feel. It typically happens around 46 MPH while on cruise control. It seems to happen when going down a slight hill (no load).
I have not taken the vehicle in for the door lock problem yet. It sounds like there may be a general issue with this.
Thanks for any help. Overall the vehicle is great but these minor problems really bother me.
#313 of 337 Re: Tahoe Hybrid is Great Except for..... [chuckc4]
Apr 19, 2010 (6:09 am)
Can you please email me? I have a few questions I would like to ask you. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#314 of 337 Can hybrid badges be removed?
May 16, 2010 (4:04 am)
I've been looking at getting either the Tahoe or Yukon hybrid. Unfortunately, every one that I've seen on the lot has hybrid badges and stickers all over it. I'm not a "greenie" who needs to advertise to all my friends. I just need a large fuel efficient vehicle. Frankly all those badges just cheapen the vehicle in my opinion.
Does anyone know if the badges and stickers can easily be removed? Or can you order the vehicle without them? The one dealer I asked didn't know if they could order it that way. They didn't recommend removing them if the vehicle already came with them.
#315 of 337 Re: Can hybrid badges be removed? [txpackersfan]
May 16, 2010 (9:04 am)
Yes they can be removed.
However, the owner's manual does suggest that you have the dealer remove them.
#316 of 337 Re: Can hybrid badges be removed? [txpackersfan]
May 16, 2010 (1:34 pm)
My dealer removed the badge down the side while we did the paperwork. I left the other badges on the windshields. The dealer said he wasnt given specific instructions on how to do it so they tried it on a white tahoe and we could see that one on the lot and you couldnt tell it was ever there.