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5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,647 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #17

Apr 172006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I purchased a used 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe and since that time the fuel pump has gone out 5 times, once in April, June, September, twice in October and in November. The latest incident was on 12/06/06. I have yet to find a mechanic who can tell me the problem that I'm experiencing. The wiring seems to faulty is all I hear. Please help!!!!

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #16

Sep 142006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles
: the contacted stated the engine bucked and hesitated when the accelerator was depressed, then the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to the service dealer where the defective fuel pump was replaced three times. The manufacturer was notified.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #15

May 282003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • 65,000 miles
The fuel pump and fuel line failed without warning, while driving.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #14

Aug 012002

Tahoe 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, vehicle shut off without warning caused by a connected to fuel pump melting through wire....

- Fort Attinfon, WI, USA

problem #13

Jul 022002

Tahoe

  • miles
In 3 years we have replaced 6 fuel pumps. Replacements have ranged anywhere from 1 hour to 2 years. I paid for the first replacement but the 4 others were under warranty but not without a major battle with GM. The last and most current dealership will not pay for due to a 2 year time period had elapsed since last failure but did issue a $1000 coupon off our next vehicle.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

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problem #12

Jun 122002

Tahoe

  • miles
Due to problems with fuel pump vehicle is not getting enough gas while driving. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #11

Jul 011998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel pump has failed 4 times previously. Fixed it myself this time after Chevrolet refused to pay for it. No problems since. Power steering assist is very jerky. Goes in and out without warning. Saw other complaints and decided I should report this one as well.

- Westwood, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 152002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Fuel pump stopped working and was replaced. Vehicle was driven another 1000 miles when the replacement fuel pump failed (Chevrolet fuel pump not after market). The wiring harness going to the fuel pump was melted and there were burn marks on the underside of the car. Mechanic stated the wiring harness was coming lose from the connection with the fuel pump and arcing to the vehicle underbody.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 262001

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Windshield wipers work occasionally on high, but most of the time not when it is E fuel pump has had to be replaced two times and does not give a warning that it is going to to quit. The steering has a bad place in it a approx. 50mph going around a curve and will pull harder in to the curve, either there something wrong with parts to this truck or I have a lemon. I have spoke with others and their wipes do the same thing.

- Gordon, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 162001

Tahoe

  • miles
Vehicle's fuel pump has failed six times since new purchase once on expressway causing near fatal accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 212000

Tahoe

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving transmission began to slip and engine check light came on vehicle slowed down in highway traffic had to coast to nearest service station and had vehicle towed to dealership was told that transmission needed to be replaced. Also, fuel pump had failed simultaneously since incident fuel pump has been replaced 3 times and counting.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

May 232001

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle experienced stalling and no starting. After replacing the fuel filter and the fuel pump relay, without success, the fuel pump assembly was removed from the tank. The wiring to the fuel pump and the fuel guage sender was melted together, and a great deal of the insulation was melted off one of the wires going to the fuel pump. The particular wire that was melted/burnt shows severe discoloration in the metal of the wire itself, as if from extreme heat. This is on an in-tank assembly!

- Honeyville, UT, USA

problem #5

Nov 011999

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at about 35mph, engine lost power completely. Consumer says luckily they were able to make it to the other side of the road. With engine going had he been in a lot of traffic there could have been a serious accident. Also, fuel pump malfunctioned.

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 131999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Fuel pump had to be replaced 4 times due to melting of wires within the assembly. Dealer can't find solution.

- New Richmond, OH, USA

problem #3

May 101999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failed at high speeds, causing vehicle to cut off completely. Seal between the housing and the tank had to be replaced. Consumer stated that the fuel pump failed, while traveling on highway at 65 mph, when the engine shutdown without warning, the problem was traced to a gasket between the pump and housing that failed.

- Union, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 271999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wires inside the fuel tank became so hot that they melted the installation on the wires going to the fuel pump assembly. While driving vehicle cut off twice. Once at 55 mph, and once at about 25 mph. The dealers have changed the fuel pump assembly under warranty.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 111998

Tahoe

  • miles
Vehicle stalling due to failure of the fuel pump, however after replacement of faulty pump stalling continues.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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