Last post on May 28, 2009 at 6:24 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
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Chevrolet Tahoe, Safe Driving, SUV
#13 of 14 Re: Chevy 2007 Tahoe [kiawah]
May 28, 2009 (6:13 pm)
The rear window isn't popped open but the whole problem did start when I tried to open the tailgate with the keyfob. Maybe there is some connection there. I know I need to check the manual but I just can't believe the battery would die after having the radio on for 20 min. That just seems unreasonable. I have two teens who like to listen to the radio when we are stopped sometimes and I go into a store. I literally just had the car in the shop a couple of weeks age and I hate to bring it in again for the tailgate. I feel like the car is a lemon.
#14 of 14 Re: Chevy 2007 Tahoe [spidey3]
May 28, 2009 (6:24 pm)
I don't think anyone ever suggested that the battery would go dead after 20 minutes of playing the radio. What many of the manufacturers have done, is set their body management computers to turn off power when the key is turned off....after some 'reasonable' period of time. So somebody then defines 'reasonable', and picked whatever they picked (and I'm taking your word for it that it's 20 minutes). I haven't gone out to pull the manual.
I know in two of my other vehicles I've sat and waited in the vehicle and both of those have turned off the power after some time limit. I've never been sitting in the Suburban that long to notice it turning off. I think you'll find this pretty standard in many of the newer vehicles (it's been in every vehicle I've bought since 2004 model year). I don't exactly remember anymore, but I believe my '97 Sub shut the power off immediately when you turned the key off.