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#34 of 252 Re: 2004 Chevy Suburban battery drained to zero [gmcustsvc]
Mar 16, 2011 (7:45 am)
Cormier Chevrolet could not find or fix the problem. This cost me 3 days of car rental plus their diagnosis labor charge. I took my Suburban to a local auto repair shop and within 1 day they determined that I had a defective battery, even though it was only 3 weeks old. I switched to a different brand of battery and the problem was fixed !!! My original battery was a Bosch which was only 1 year old when the problem started. I replaced this battery with the exact same Bosch brand and model. That's when the new one only held for 3 weeks... I switched to Delta, no more problems. I'll never buy another Bosch battery!
#35 of 252 Re: 07 Tahoe Dead Battery- My 2 cents. [mogas1]
Nov 19, 2011 (8:28 am)
Any luck getting this fixed? My 07 tahoe started doing the same thing.
#36 of 252 Re: 07 Tahoe Dead Battery- My 2 cents. [mogas1]
Nov 19, 2011 (8:31 am)
Have you found a solution to this problem? Has your vehicle been fixed? I just started having the same issue on my 07 Tahoe
#37 of 252 Re: 07 Tahoe Dead Battery- My 2 cents. [chevytahoe]
Nov 25, 2011 (6:00 am)
Please email me the last 8 digits of your VIN and I can check to see if there are any open recalls on your vehicle.
GM Customer Service
Nov 25, 2011 (6:59 am)
I don't know that it is fixed...i don't use it as I did because I don't want to risk it. However, my dealer did "turn off" a lot I codes that MAY have been the problem. This vehicle has had a TON of issues.
#39 of 252 2003 suburbun electrical
Nov 27, 2011 (4:36 pm)
thanks for any help.....i have automatic seats for number one driver and the second driver my question is they are going hay wwire when you shut off the car the seat goes all the way to the back position and the motor uder the seat keeps running and it will not keep the memorray stored from one driver to the next...has any one run into this problem and how do you fiix it thanks for any help...
#40 of 252 Re: 2004 Chevy Suburban battery drained to zero [richard7564]
Dec 24, 2011 (4:35 pm)
I went thru 3 battery's in 1 1/2 yrs. tested all the fuses to see where the drain was coming from. found some wires under drivers seat that had gotten drug into the track and chewed up the outer casing. so we loosely ties up those so it could not happen again. but after months another dead battery. I had 3 battery shops looking into it. and another 4 mechanics trying to help. but it came down to a girl at auto zone who figured it all out!!! she told me to replace the bolts of the battery. they are made of pot metal and guys get all macho tightening them down and they can strip. I told her come to think of it there were several times that my cables were loose! and because it is a side mount battery they can vibrate themselves loose! have not had a problem since!!!!
#41 of 252 07 Tahoe - EXACT SAME ISSUE AS POST #26
Jan 04, 2012 (8:40 pm)
2007 Tahoe LT-3 w/ 59000 miles -- Truck ran fine for two weeks after purchase. 5 days ago, slow start... 4 days ago, NO start. ACTED like a Dead Battery, BUT lights, radio, etc. still working!! When jumped off, all a/c controls (pass & aux) come on and sometimes Park Assist is turned off or get a TPMS Service notification. Have had same recurring issue and had to jump start Tahoe every morning and everyafternoon when leaving work. No aftermarket ANYTHING installed - just factory Rear Entertainment System (no NAV either). Don't even have a phone charger plugged in!!
Took to parts store for load testing --Battery:OK, ALT:OK, -- took to trusted mechanic for diagnosis....
Mechanic tells me: When you start the truck, all "modules" come to life. When you shut truck down, all "modules" have a rest period before going into hybernation. Mechanic says that one (or more) of my modules is NOT hybernating, and since they require a 12 volt power source this is my battery drain. OBD-II diagnostics revealed a GMLAN code -- something about HIGH SPEED BUS CIRCUIT??
I have read multiple posts concerning this issue we are all having. Here is a compilation of fixes that other consumers have managed to squeeze out of dealers:
1) Service Update #07007B where the BCM (Body Control Module) needs to be replaced;
2) Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 06162 which is a software update to the Body Control Module (BCM);
3) HIGH SPEED BUS BAR overheats which simulates a dead battery (this info came from a bulletin dated April 2009, but I dont remember were i found it posted)
4) Someone posted that Service Update #07007 is actually a RECALL pertaining to certain VIN#'s. I attempted to verify, but site that was linked to this information is no longer up (go Figure, right??)
HERE IS THE MOST RECENT BULLETIN I HAVE FOUND......
5) Bulletin #09-08-50-017B - Dated Feb 11, 2010
Its the rear seat heater. It does NOT to be replaced, just reprogrammed using an SPS System w/ latest software update. Applies to Escalade, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL manufactured prior to November 30, 2009. ALL affected vehicles equipped with Rear Heated Seat RPO KA6.
GM has to know what the issue is here... I just want to fix the problem, NOT sell the truck. If anyone has additional info, or has been able to resolve the issue -- PLEASE post a response !!!!!!! Feel free to email me and I will forward the long version of everything I have.
#42 of 252 Chevrolet Tahoe Battery Problems
Jan 07, 2012 (6:53 pm)