really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,160 miles

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problem #6

Jan 012021


  • 33,500 miles
Vehicle showed "service air bag" message on dash display comes on every time vehicle is started. Took vehicle to nick mayer GM in lewisburg, tn and after diagnosis it was determined to need a passenger side air bag system replaced at a cost of $1380 vehicle was purchased new from this dealership by me as the only owner and has 34000 actual miles the vehicle was in motion at the first warning on a city street, .dealership told me that with this condition complete air bag system is non funtional can you help me get this fixed??

- Lewisburg, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 132020

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 49,456 miles
Air bag warning light came on will driving. Then turned off when restarted the car.will driving the in the rain the airbag warning light came back on and stay on.I tried to restart the car to see if the light would go out.it didn't. so is this a recall issue?

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 092019


  • 46,000 miles
While traveling southbound on a four lane highway at approximately 65-70mph (posted speed limit of 65) my 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe seemed to have no steering, similar to how a steering wheel feels when vehicle is off, as the vehicle was traveling over a knoll with a slight curve to the left. The accelerator was pressed to check to see if vehicle was in fact still running, which it was, but the steering wheel would not move. The brakes were applied at which time the Tahoe darted left into the other lane where another vehicle was traveling, causing that vehicle to hit the Tahoe in the drivers side back door. The Tahoe then continued broadside until it broke free of impact with the other vehicle, and turned backward into the median. The Tahoe travelled backwards thru the median for approximately 80ft at which time the accelerator was pressed to the floor in an attempt to keep the Tahoe out of northbound traffic. The Tahoe came out of the median broadside, back into the left lane & stopped. The steering wheel never moved during this accident. The state trooper suggested that the front wheels were locked the entire time based on the black marks in the road. Also, even with a direct side impact by the other vehicle, the side airbags did not deploy.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 192019


  • 32,000 miles
I was driving a 2016 Chevy Tahoe on a residential street. My car lost all control of steering and brakes. While driving the car veered to the right and hit a car, continued on hitting 2 more parked cars, drove thru someone's large hedges, and was seconds away from driving into someone's house but was stopped when I hit the 2 parked cars in the driveway. My airbag also did not deploy. Two cars involved were totaled. Again, I had no control over the steering or the brakes. Thank god I'm alive and I didn't kill anyone.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 122018


  • 40,000 miles
Thursday, April 12, 2018. Heading to work one morning on the interstate, the girl in front of me put on breaks (we were in the fast lane), so I put on my breaks. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw the driver behind me not paying attention and going 50-55 mph. I had enough time to brace myself before he hit me from behind which made me hit the person in front of me (I have video and pictures). Fortunately, my Tahoe held up pretty good and didn't crumble with the type of impact it had. My concern is my airbags did deploy but actually didn't. the smoke came out from the airbags through the dash and my airbag sensor light came on my alerts on the dash. If I wouldn't have prepared and braced myself then my face would have gone in the steering wheel. I didn't see a recall but is there a reason they didn't come out? also, I was able to drive away from the scene to take the Tahoe to body shop but the seat belt was locked in it's place and could not rebuckle (I was buckled during the crash)

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 152016


  • 10,004 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact struck a bear with the vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed. The contact was not sure if a police report was filed. The contact received neck injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the body shop. The vehicle received repairs to the front frame; however, the additional repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was included in an air bag recall. The NHTSA campaign number was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 10,004.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA