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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 192004

Tahoe

  • miles

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

The consumer was unable to start the vehicle due to acid leaking onto the battery. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 011999

Tahoe

  • 20,000 miles
The original factory battery leaked acid. The dealer cleaned off frame and the "steel" brake line to the right front wheel and then painted it. The replacement factory battery then leaked acid again in 09/00. This time acid leaked into battery cable "wrapping" causing corrosion of the entire cable. It also leaked onto the coupling on the "steel" brake line that goes to the right front tire. Now dealer has to replace the battery box and cable, fender well and the coupler on the steel brake line.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

May 282002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
My battery failed where the positave post connects to it, battery acid spilled all over wire harness.my friend has a 1997 Tahoe that did the exact same thing! when I contacted costomer service, I was told that they did not know anything about this problem nor did they have any complaints.the lady finally noticed where you(NHTSA) was investigating this situation.amazing!!!please feel free to contact me for add. Follow-ups. Thank-you. Doug catron

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
My battery failed where the positave post connects to it, battery acid spilled all over wire harness.my friend has a 1997 Tahoe that did the exact same thing! when I contacted costomer service, I was told that they did not know anything about this problem nor did they have any complaints.the lady finally noticed where you(NHTSA) was investigating this situation.amazing!!!please feel free to contact me for add. Follow-ups. Thank-you. Doug catron

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

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