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#738 of 801 2008 Tahoe lock failure
Apr 15, 2013 (5:33 pm)
Ive had my Tahoe for less than 2 years (purchased used from dealership) and I've had 3 of the 4 door actuators went bad. The dealership wants to charge in $120 each to just take apart the doors and look at it! What a joke! I've always dreamed of being a Tahoe owner but having these issues and the lack of service from Chevy has been a nightmare. This is just one of the issues I've had. The dash board cracked out of no where by the passengers side airbag and the radio back light burnt out as well. For what I paid for my Tahoe I can't afford the repairs!
#739 of 801 Re: 2008 Tahoe lock failure [btaney]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:38 pm)
Hey btaney I feel your pain. I have a 2008 Tahoe Hybrid. My door locks went bad too and received no help either, but I must say if you work with the girls from Chevy that will reply to your post. My dash cracked in almost the exact same spot. After providing my info a district manager contacted me and scheduled an appointment at my local dealer for the service manager to inspect it. A few days later the dist. manager called me and informed me that the service manager ordered a replacement dash and Chevy will cover all the cost. I was kinda shocked, but very satisfied with the outcome. Wish you luck.
#740 of 801 Re: 2008 Tahoe lock failure [btaney]
Apr 16, 2013 (12:58 pm)
Could you please email us at socialmediagm.com ATTN: Amber. We'd like to assist you in seeking some type of resolution with the issue you're having with your door locks.
GM Customer Care
#741 of 801 2008 Tahoe lock Failures
Apr 19, 2013 (4:11 pm)
I have an 08 tahoe with 53,400 miles on it, within the last week I have had three out of four door lock actuators stop working. I thought I would look online to see if anyone else had this problem, Its depressing to see that so any people have had the same issues. I can understand parts failing but when 2,3, & 4 actuators fail at the same time and its obviously a inferior part that should never have been put into a $50,000 vehicle. Now I have to spend $125 for each failed part plus the labor at $100 an hour I am not very happy at this point especially after just spending $500 for another problem. Does anyone know if there is a way to test the actuator to see if it is bad and its not some other issue? Its no wonder people buy Toyota's and honda's
#742 of 801 Unlock 2008 Tahoe Radio
Apr 20, 2013 (8:53 am)
I purchased a used radio online because my current radio's backlight went out. Can someone advise on how to unlock the newly installed radio?
#743 of 801 Re: Door locks [reallynow1]
Apr 24, 2013 (6:10 pm)
I also have a 2008 Tahoe. Even though I only have 26,000 miles on it, it is out of warranty, and of course my rear passenger door lock actuator failed right after the 3 years were up. In the period of time since then, I have seen hundreds and hundreds of posts in this forum and on others from Chevy buyers experiencing the same issue. Well, now it is two years later, and I would have expected Chevrolet to issue a recall for this by now, as it really could be a life safety issue if a child were in the back seat and the door could not be unlocked. But no, nothing has happened so far. So, based solely on this, as it is now time to start looking for a new vehicle, Chevy will not be considered. In fact, as the fleet buyer for an electrical contracting firm, I doubt I will be looking at Chevrolet for our next round of vehicles. Very disappointing, as the the Tahoe is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned (had a 2004 before my current one). And Chevy trucks have performed very well in our corporate fleet. We have an excellent relationship with our local dealer, I speak with the owner directly, but this becomes a matter of principle. I wonder how many others have made the same decision?
#744 of 801 2008 Avalanche door lock actuator issues
May 06, 2013 (10:18 am)
I have a 2008 Avalanche LT that is also having the drivers door lock actuator issue. It only has 26,800 miles on it. It has also picked up a cold start knock which the dealer says is normal. Like others on this thread my bumper to bumper warranty has ran out even though the mileage is low. I am going to Atlanta this weekend and am honestly considering taking the title with me and trading for a RAM.
#745 of 801 Re: 2008 Avalanche door lock actuator issues [dlowery693]
May 06, 2013 (1:14 pm)
I'm sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing with your vehicle. Have you spoken with your dealer about the door lock repair?
GM Customer Care
#746 of 801 /Chevy/GM is No Help. Shame on you.
May 11, 2013 (5:25 am)
I have the lift door lock issue. Has been this way about 2 years. I emailed the GM customer care people that post on this forum and they are not helpful. The response is: there is no recall, you are not under warranty but I can assist you with finding a dealer. I have to wonder if the poor part is an intentional money making scheme. I have never been a big fan of class action law suits but this is a safety issue when kids in the 3rd row cannot be accessed through the back door if needed in an accident. What is the point in having a SUV if you get your groceries locked in the back and there is not even a way to open it with a key. Chevy/GM should be ashamed.
I am getting rid of my Tahoe and the many issues it has started having since the week it week out of warranty and never buying Chevy/GM again.
#747 of 801 Re: /Chevy/GM is No Help. Shame on you. [nomorechevysok]
May 11, 2013 (5:45 am)
I spent over $700 on repairing all 4 locks on my 2008 Silverado. Chevy did help on the last 2 locks, charging me $100 per lock. In spite of the help, I am soured on GM and will never buy another GM product. My next truck will be a Ford.