hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,667 miles

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problem #3

Dec 292010


  • 113,000 miles
I own a 2002 Chevy Tahoe and about 8 months ago(December 2010) my fuel gauge began to start failing to read proper fuel levels. The problem continued for a couple more weeks until finally the fuel gauge simply wouldn't make a reading at all. I stayed optimistic that the situation would correct itself but no such correction arose. I tried using fuel injection cleaners to possibly resolve the issue but again nothing helped. For the past couple days I have been reading numerous forums and articles on this exact same problem in Chevy vehicles ranging from 2000 to as recent as 08 models. I'm writing this in hopes that a recall can occur that will help solve this issue for the thousands of people that are experiencing the same problem I am. Chevy needs to be liable for the fraudulent manufacturing of vehicles that experience the same issue over and over again. Instead of letting americans shovel out 800 plus dollars in issues that shouldn't be occurring so early in a vehicles life. I have yet to correct this issue in hopes that the government will force Chevy into recalling the vehicles for proper repairs.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 042004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
We purchased a 2002 chev Tahoe new in March 2002. This vehicle just rolled over the 30,000 mile mark. Within the 30 months that we have owned this vehicle, the fuel pump had to be replaced 3 times, the first one being replaced at 12,000 miles. In addition, the fuel gauge sensor and the air conditioner compressor have had to be replaced. Approximately 6 weeks ago, while on vacation, the Tahoe died in the middle of the road. We were 3 hours from home, so we had to be towed to the nearest dealership and rent an automobile to continue on our trip. The next day we had to go back to this dealership to pick up the Tahoe. We were told that the fuel pump connector wires had worked loose. Last weekend, while driving at 55 mph, it died again in the middle of the road. We had it towed to our local dealership and have had to replace yet another fuel pump. Every time the fuel pump went out, the Tahoe was being driven in traffic. To have a vehicle die suddenly at 55 mph in traffic is a very dangerous situation. We contacted GM back in may after putting our vehicle in the shop for a new air conditioner compressor. After many lengthy discussions with a GM customer rep, we were given an extended warranty. While we appreciate the extended warranty, the problem has not been resolved. Apparently there is something wrong with our vehicle and/or the fuel pumps themselves that are causing this repeated failure. It has become a safety issue. Now we feel that we have no choice but to get rid of our vehicle. However, by trading it in, all we're doing is passing the problem on to the next unlucky soul. We can't, in good conscience, sell the car to someone without telling them all the problems we've experienced. Only a fool would buy it from us. So, what we're left with is an unsellable $635 per month potential death trap.

- Douglas, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
After fueling fuel gauge registered that the fuel tank was empty and then vehicle stalled. Consumer was able to restart the vehicle ten minutes later. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who had to update the computer to remedy the problem.

- Abita Springs, LA, USA