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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282009

Tahoe 4WD

  • 113,500 miles


I own a 1998 Chevy Tahoe 2 dr 4WD. It had 114,000 miles on it when the head gasket blew and the motor was ruined requiring a complete replacement. The vehicle had not been abused. Maintenance was regular. I've now found that this is a common design defect leading to failure. I now buy Mazda or Toyota vehicles.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #3

Jan 122005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Engine quit during heavy rain, at 40 mph, brakes locked up, resulting in loss of steering and control. Vehicle ran off road and hit a tree. Air bags did not deploy. No injuries, but major damage to vehicle.

- Oakwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 012001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard a loud knocking while driving. Dealer determined that main engine bearing failed. Metal particles were found in engine oil.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 011998

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine connecting rods fit poorly.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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