The transmission went out at 70000 miles. The ABS system failed at 64000 miles. The vehicle was serviced only by the dealership and after numerous trips to complain about the ABS braking problem, it was never duplicated when tested by a service technician. Therefore the problem was never fixed. After the warranty expired, then and only then was the problem identified. I replaced the ABS system, the rotors, brake pads and the emergency brake pad at a cost of $1300.00. The dealership wanted over $2500.00 to fix everything. I want even begin to talk about the transmission being replaced. So, I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone, nor will I ever purchase another Chevy product.
The vehicle looks good and the interior is comfortable. It handles nicely and has plenty of space.
Improve the transmission problems (I know at least 10 Tahoe owners who had to replace the transmission), correct the ABS system, and the AC and Heating system need to be overhauled.
I bought this vehicle used 18 mos ago
with 29,000 miles. Fortunately it was
still under mfg warranty and I was able
to purchase an extended warranty for
$1200. I have used the extended
warranty twice in the past 3 weeks.
The first time was for the Electronic
Brake control module (ABS computer)
$950. The second problem was another
computer problem for the ignition
system = $450. Otherwise I am very
happy with the vehicle. We use it to
tow our camper and it works great. But
I am certainly glad we purchased the
Very comfortable ride for a large SUV
and the size is great for our family
outings. And it tows very well.
The vehicle would be great except that
the abs system went out, right at 37k,
out of warranty. I know 6 other
people this happend too, I think they
should recall it. It cost 1000.00 to
repair. I would'nt think anything but
bad luck on my part if it was't for
the fact that this problem has happend
to 6 other people.
I traded in a 1997 Explorer LTD that was
absolutely loaded. I didn't get as many
options on the Tahoe, but what a
difference in ride, acceleration,
handling, etc. I always felt out of
control in the Explorer, but the Tahoe
sticks to the road like glue. I wish
Chevy would stop putting cheap parts
into $40,000 vehicles though. The
interior really leaves something to be
desired, and I have had 2 window motors
go out in 2 1/2 years. They do a great
job on engines/transmissions, but seem
to treat everything else as an afterthought.
Engine, engine, engine!! Very powerful.
Space - I use this truck for
landscaping/building, as well as going
on ski vacations, and just out to
dinner. I have never said, "Man I wish
this was bigger". Good radio, decent
layout of controls, great commanding
view of road.
Use better plastic on interior. Put the
whole thing together better so there are
no sqeaks/rattles after just 6 months of
driving. USE BETTER WINDOW MOTORS!!
This goes for all GM products. Look
into the fact that when on "Auto 4WD",
the car seems to just go in and out of
This vehicle is possessed! The windows
open, the lumbar in the seats change,
and the clock changes time at will. We
rarely drive this vehicle due to its
unreliability, but since it's leased,
we're stuck with it. The dealership
has done numerous repairs, but now that
our 3 year warranty is over, we're on
our own with the same issues, even
though the vehicle only has about
32,000. Look at the Tahoes as you
drive down the highway; notice how many
new vehicles have light bulbs burned
out? Not a well made vehicle; Chevy
should be ashamed!
Interior Size - not as big as my
previous Suburban, obviously, but the
size was good for making short runs to
There is no substitute for quality. I
think my next vehicle will be a Lexus.
I would gladly have paid more for
reliabilty. After 20+ years, this
vehicle will be my last Chevy!