I am an ASE master tech. All my
vehicles are maintained religiously. I
purchased my Tahoe brand new. It is a
love/hate relationship. At 31,000 the
car quit on the road due to battery
post failure. It spewed acid all over
the R/F brake line. At 43,000 miles,
the transmission failed. It was 8 mos
out of warranty. Chevrolet's response
was I should have purchased an entended
warranty. Now at 52,000 the intake
manifold leaks. I have replaced the
rear pinion seal,wiper motor,water
pump,front brake rotors,the idler arm,
and last week the transmission valve
Very roomy, fun to drive (when I am not
repairing it), perfect for long trips
and holds just about anything.
Just because I know how to fix it
doesn't mean I want to. I pity these
other posters who have to take their
vehicles to the dealer for repairs. GM
should stop denying these vehicles have
common problems and help us out. It
would go a long way toward repeat
I AM THE SECOND OWNER AND LAST OWNER
OF THIS VEHICLE. THIS TRUCK IS A
DREAM, THE INTERIOR I BELIEVE IS THE
BEST DESIGN AND MATERIALS I HAVE
EXPERIENCED WITH ANY VEHICLE THAT I
HAVE RIDEN IN. I WILL NEVER SELL MY
TRUCK. IT IS VERY VERSITILE DESIGN.
MY FAVORITE FEATURE IS THE INTERIOR
DESIGN AND MATERIALS. THE SEATS ARE
THE MOST COMFORTABLE SEATS. THE HARD
WARE ARE VERY DURABLE AND I HAVE NOT
HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THE
I love this vehicle for taking trips.
It rides better than my car due to the
large wheel base. The Tahoe gets
about 13 in town and 18 on highway.
The only problem is that I dont trust
it for any trips any more. The tranny
dropped at 80K. I am now at 103K and
I have spent about 5,000.00 in repairs
so far. I love the car other than the
repairs. A 30,000.00 vehicle should
not have to cost an additional
5,000.00 in repairs
After dealer-servicing every 3,600
miles for the first 53,000 I put $800
into tranny repairs. I had no extended
warranty. At 57,000 I put in a new
tranny for $2,600. At 98,000 I put in
another tranny (this one under
warranty)! Five hundred miles later
this tranny went bad too. Holy smokes!!
GM still tells me there is nothing
wrong with their transmissions.
Nice ride. Good stereo. Lots of room
and nice offroad capabilities.
Riddle me this...Why does Isuzu
(largely owned by GM) offer a 100,000
mile drivetrain warranty, while Chevy
offers 36,000? Gimmick or not, it shows
me little faith in their own product.