by Dallas Driver on May 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2dr SUV
Very good experience to a point.
Vehicle is 7 yrs old, only 42,000 mi.
Front passenger seat EZ release cable
breaks frequently resul;ting in 2hr
labor fee. Now a head gasket is
leaking. Have been told this is common
to this engine. Had a shifting sensor
go out at 26,000 mi. Battery tray
problem resulted in leaking battery and
corrosion.My previous SUV was an '89 K5
Blazer-paint peeled,factory engine
defect resulted in engine overhaul at
81,000 mi and tranny went out at
90,000mi. all at my cost. Chevy engines
seem to have built in problems.
For 1996, Tahoe gets 50 additional horsepower and more torque out of a new 5700 V8. Other improvements include rear-seat heating ducts, quieter-riding P-metric tires, improved automatic transmissions and extended interval service schedules. Daytime running lights are new for 1996.