fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,232 miles

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problem #4

May 152008


  • 72,928 miles
The air conditioner belt and tensionor have failed as a result of the air compressor. I have been told there is high compression in the revalve and intermittent in the compressor. The failure has caused the belt to shred. Also, about a year after I purchased the Tahoe brand new, the emergency/parking break started losing it's tension. Now, it will not prevent the vehicle from rolling.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 022003

(reported on)

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer bought a bar to hang clothes on from the dealer. When adding weight to the bar, the hook came out and caused the bar to fall. The hooks fell out of the ceilings anchor ports and allowed the bar and clothes to fall which was located above the rear seats.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 272002


  • miles
For the battery, the positive post (side post battery) came completely out of the battery. When I tried to replace the battery, the positive terminal sparked which could have casued a fire. The washer container is under the battery, when the battery leaked battery acid, it started to corrode the container.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

problem #1

May 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 35mph when chimes/ reduced speed light, and engine light indicator illuminated. Vehicle slowed down while accelerator pedal was still pressed down. Vehicle was losing power, and not responding to speed up. Eventually, vehicle rolled to a stop and stalled. Vehicle experienced the same problem on 3rd of June, but had progressed. Dealer was contacted, and throttle was determined the cause of the problem. Pleae provide more information.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA