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#149 of 252 Another 2007 with a bad battery
Jan 02, 2011 (7:02 pm)
I simply cannot believe that I have a bad battery after only 32K miles. I am the original owner of this 2007 Tahoe LTZ and have now had my battery jumped twice. AC Delco used to be the best on the block when it came to batteries, but now I would not give you 2 cents for one. I took my Tahoe to the dealership for oil change and tire rotation. They did a good inspection and told me that my battery was going out. I said really, I have not driven that much. Their response was that this happens sometimes and all I could do about it was replace the battery. After reading the posts on this site, you can bet that I won't be buying a battery from Chevy. I will be going to Sears for their Die Hard Battery. I have had great success with them and they last a very long time.
Chevy really needs to do something about these problems with the 2007 Tahoe LTZ. A $100 for the heated windshield washer disconnection is not the answer. Make it work, like the product was sold.
#150 of 252 Re: Dead Battery [buygm]
Jan 03, 2011 (11:28 am)
I own an 07 tahoe and have issues with battery, leaving radio on while cleaning interior or leaving key in ignition for 5 minutes battery is dead. I just googled issue and seems other people have same problem. Another issue is the hinges have rusted out and been replaced and are rusting again.
#151 of 252 Re: Tahoe Batterys [gmcustsvc]
Jan 04, 2011 (11:42 am)
I sent an email to you (or what's listed in your profile) and hope to hear back from you as to what my options are for getting this fixed. I'm hoping GM realizes this is a major issue that borders on being very unsafe (stranded motorists, especially female like myself!).
Please see if my email made it to you and let me know what you think should be done!
#152 of 252 Re: Tahoe Batterys [gmcustsvc]
Jan 05, 2011 (4:02 pm)
I've experiencing the same challenges as everyone else here with my 2007 LTZ, and maybe this has been covered, but it seems to me that this may be as much of a software issue as it is a battery issue. Case in point, we continue to be cursed by the dead battery scenario after leaving a door open for 5-10 minutes. I mean seriously, you can't leave the rear hatch open to load it full of whatever it is you're wanting to carry without having a dead battery? Dare I digress. But that is where we are at. Just turned 40K miles, have had this issue into the dealership a few times already where it supposedly was "addressed" and the issue still continues. The reason I think it is software related it because after getting a jump start to revive it, I can immediately turn off the truck, and turn it back on. Now if it were a dead battery, with all of the systems running, and less than 10 seconds of recharge time, there is no way the battery would start the vehicle. So I am starting to think that the computer software has a fail-over circuit that is supposed to protect the battery from being drained from all of the systems that run (like the NAV that spins up when you open a door) that is shutting down the power to the computer and causing this issue. I owned a 2002 Tahoe before this and loved it. When this truck is running, I have no issues with it, but within the last week I have had this issue 4 times as we were loading and unloading things for the holidays on numerous occasions. For the GM Customer Service person monitoring this forum, I'd love to know what my options are to resolve this once and for all. To add insult to injury, my rear defrost cable disconnected from the rear window last night, connector and all. Can someone point me in the right direction other than another brand?
Jan 05, 2011 (4:06 pm)
I have a 07 Tahoe LT Flex Fuel and have had nothing but dead battery problems. It has left my children and I stranded many times and I always have to call AAA for a jump start. If I leave it parked for more then one day it will not start and the battery is drained. I thought the battery was the culprit but just bought a brand new one and I am having the same problems with the battery going dead. It is !00% stock and I make sure everything is turned off and I still keep getting this problem. Obviously this is a huge issue as I have read so many people having the same issue. They need to make a recall and get this problem fixed. I have been a loyal Chevy and GM customer but if this problem isn't resolved asap I will definitely not buy or recommend Chevy or GMC again. I will let you all know if this problem does not get resolved.
#154 of 252 Re: Tahoe Batterys [hwhealth]
Jan 05, 2011 (4:20 pm)
This 2007 model seems to be the culprit - and after thinking about it, you are right on the battery issue - it is stone dead when they jump it, but it starts right back up if you turn the car off - that doesn't make sense. Like I said in earlier post - they claimed it was a corroded battery cable and we haven't been jump started since the last visit to the dealership when the "repair" was done. And again, problem started day 1 when we brought it home so the battery cable was brand new - so it wasn't the problem that day - which makes me think you are on to something.... I still think they did a different repair and just aren't saying so.....
#155 of 252 Tahoe dead battery
Jan 07, 2011 (4:09 pm)
By reading all of these posts, I see that I am not alone in the dead tahoe battery issues. I currently own a 2007 Tahoe LTZ, which occasionally does not start. I have a new battery, new alternator, and new battery cables all replaced, only to have it not start again. Once boosted it can be turned off and started right up again. You can listen to the radio, or lock and unlock the doors, but all you get is a click and the clock re sets itself and you can hear that there is power to the vehicle. The dealer has said they did an update to the (BCM) and now say we should change the fuse panel box!! I am very frustrated and have no intention of changing this! Does anyone have any suggestions as to what can be done??
#156 of 252 2008 Tahoe Hybrid -Battery won't start after 5 min
Jan 13, 2011 (11:42 am)
To all others that have posted, I am also having the same issue. I sat in the car with the key in the on position while on a phone call for about 10 minutes. When I went to start the car again it wouldn't start. Later in the week while loading the car for a trip out of town, by the time I got the car loaded and closed the hatch the car wouldn't start again. It will immediately start from a jump, and if you turn it off it will immediately start again. So the battery seems to have juice, but the car will not engage the starter and turn over if the battery has been used briefly while the car isn't on. I called the dealership and they suggested to bring it in. I am tempted to replace the battery, but not sure that is the issue here. DOES ANYONE HAVE A SOLUTION? PLEASE REPLY. We love the car in all other areas, but when you can't drive it and get stranded, it's a bummer!
#157 of 252 Battery Problem, 2007 Tahoe
Jan 14, 2011 (6:49 am)
I need help. I am the original owner of a 2007 Tahoe. On many occasions, it will not start. The starter does not engage. It appears as though the battery is dead. At first I thought I must have left a door open or left something else ďonĒ resulting in a dead battery. After a few times, I confirmed that this problem was not caused by something like an open door or something else left on. On several occasions when the Tahoe would not start, I noticed that I could turn on both the radio and the headlights, so the battery was not completely dead. I only drive this Tahoe for about five months per year. Almost every time the car wonít start, I am stuck in a very remote spot in the mountains of Montana without cell phone coverage, so it is a serious problem. This problem started within three months of purchasing this car. Sometimes the car runs without a problem for weeks.
Is this a known problem? Have there been recalls for this problem? Should there be a recall for this problem?
My GM dealership: They have been great, but they donít have a fix for me because they donít know what is causing the problem.
#158 of 252 07 Tahoe LT: Bad Battery and more
Jan 20, 2011 (1:18 pm)
Holy COW! I was just gonna replace my Delco battery, but went on a hunch and decided to google this first. And I must say, I didn't think it'd be like this. I bought the car used and thought that it was an original battery and just needed to be replaced, but after reading this I don't know what to think. Sounds like thats what folks have been doing and still no confirmed solution. I don't want to go and spend $100+ and have it happen again the day after. Another thing is the rear defroster tabs have been broken and replaced but it still doesn't work. What's up with that? Oh yeah, my car came with the stock engine starter, and guess what.....that doesn't work either! When I go through the process that is on the back of the FOB, it opens my rear liftgate glass instead. This is not my first GM car but it is my first Chevy. I'm kind of regretting the trade-in with my Jeep Commander. GM! Please RECALL!