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#369 of 801 Door Lock Failure-Joining the Ranks!!!
Jan 21, 2012 (12:01 pm)
I googled 2008 Chevy Door Lock Problems and landed here. Surprised to find this to be a manufacturer component failure, thought I was special ; )
I purchased my 2008 Tahoe new, in September 2008. All four of my door locks have now failed. Started with the front passenger door about three months ago and progressed one by one. This is my first Chevy vehicle, owned nothing but Fords prior to this purchase.
Have any of you had success in obtaining no cost repairs to your vehicle which is out of the warranty period? I don't understand why Chevrolet would continue to use defective parts which are know to fail?
#370 of 801 2009 GMC Tahoe Door Lock Issues
Jan 21, 2012 (7:51 pm)
Well I guess you can add my Tahoe LTZ to the list. It started out with my passenger side door lock then within a week the back driver side door went out. Now it's been almost 4 weeks and the other 2 door locks have gone out. Like others out there with this same problem I too have been loyal to GMC, Chevy and Cadillac, but it's getting real hard to stay loyal.
I spoke with my local dealer and they told me there was nothing they could do to help with the cost to replace all 4 units. I expect to have to pay for routine maintenance on my vehicles but $1,000 to have my door actuators replaced on a vehicle that's only 3 years old and 50,000 highway miles.
The bad part is this additional cost is now my responsibility because the manufactor, GMC, made the decision to install CHEAP China made parts on an American made vehicle in order to save a couple dollars. I'm sure everyone else with this problem would agreed to have paid a little more when we purchased the vehicle in the beginning to have quality parts installed.
I can't believe there as not been a recall on this problem.
#371 of 801 Re: 2008 Chevy Suburban LZT Door lock fail [gcornavaca]
Jan 23, 2012 (8:16 am)
Thank you for your service in our military, gcornavaca.
We are trying to address this problem through Customer Service, but to do so we need to set up Service Requests for those experiencing this concern. If you would like to pursue this, please send us an email with more information (your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership) and we'll move forward from there.
GM Customer Service
#372 of 801 Re: Door Lock Failure-Joining the Ranks!!! [dnf1]
Jan 23, 2012 (9:05 am)
We are hoping to get this resolved through Customer Service. Please get in touch with us via email with more information (your name/Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership) and we'll get a Service Request set up for you. (Make sure to also include that this is a door lock concern, please).
We look forward to hearing from you,
GM Customer Service
#373 of 801 Re: 2008 Chevy Tahoe Doo Locks Problem [alyabis]
Jan 23, 2012 (5:21 pm)
I have a 2009 LTZ Tahoe and have the same electric door lock issue. My Tahoe as less than 50K miles and it cost more than 50K and to have such a basic function as electric locks to be malfunctioning and not to be covered or a recall! I went to my local Chevy dealer and was told it would be approximately $300 per door. I have two lemon doors my back passenger and driver door. The first to go was the back and during the Christmas holidays I just happened to be standing near my driver door and noticed it was not locked after clicking my remote. I felt somewhat sick knowing how much shopping I had been doing and that someone could have taken thousands of dollars of gifts all because GM / Chevy hasn't made this a recall so the locks are fixed before something such as theft occurs. I don't know of anyone who walks their vehicle to be sure all doors are locked before leaving it that's the point of a remote. I have owned five vehicles in my life and none before this had and electrical lock issue and if you combined what i spent on all five cars it would be less than my Tahoe. I do love everything else about my Tahoe I would just like for this defective product to be replaced and fixed.
#374 of 801 Re: 2008 Chevy Tahoe Doo Locks Problem [palmour]
Jan 24, 2012 (7:25 am)
Add one more Tahoe to the list. 2009 Tahoe Z71 drivers door lock stopped working a few weeks ago (42k miles). Based on reviewing this forum, I haven't complained yet since I'm expecting all my other ones to fail soon and am not too keen on fixing something that is so obviously an issue with the part GM has supplied.
#375 of 801 Door Lock Issue - Chevrolet - Suburban
Jan 26, 2012 (11:34 am)
Purchased From Davidson Gebhardt, Loveleand, CO
3 Locks fixed under warranty at 33,367 miles on 8/26/10 by Big Wyoming, Casper, WY
Remaining lock (Front DS) stopped working shortly out of warranty.
Found this forum about a year ago before going to the dealer to get it fixed. Too expensive to get it fixed when it seems to be a systemic problem that should be fixed by recall.
#376 of 801 Re: 2009 GMC Tahoe Door Lock Issues [caliavdude]
Jan 26, 2012 (5:34 pm)
Thank you for taking your time to explain your concerns and frustrations. Can you please email me with your complete contact information, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer/ dealer you would like to work with? I would like to look into this for you. I look forward to your email.
GM Customer Service
#377 of 801 Re: 2008 Chevy Tahoe Doo Locks Problem [palmour]
Jan 26, 2012 (5:48 pm)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Can you please email me your complete contact information including mailing address, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer/or dealer you would like to work with? I would like to set up a Service Request number for you with General Motors. I look forward to your email. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone else experiencing these concerns so I can look into their situations as well.
GM Customer Service
#378 of 801 Re: 2008 Chevy Tahoe Doo Locks Problem [gmcustsvc]
Jan 27, 2012 (8:01 pm)
Hello, I have the same problem with my 08 Tahoe. At present I have only one door lock working. The car is out of warranty. Has there been any recall on this matter? What are my options on getting this problem fixed?
My Edmonds screen name is chuhs.
I too switched from Ford to Chevy, but will be switching back to Ford if I can't get satisfaction on this matter.