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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,552 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 112004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,207 miles


Engine leaked coolant from the intake manifold gasket. As a result, engine blew out, causing the vehicle to malfunction. Consumer was driving when coolant began leaking. GM has a new part number because the previous gasket has been changed to correct deffect. Mechanic replaced intake manifold gasket set and serpentine belt.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 022001

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brake failures are well known by all Tahoe owners. The failures for the windshield wiper control assembly, brake light assembly are all related to poor quality electrical components not intended for any reasonable service life. Junk by any quality standards. The service department at nelda stevenson Chevrolet acknolwdged these components have high failure rates, but they get paid to correct them. The coolantconnector is an extememly poor design. Despite threading into the intake, it is made of a poor quality material that breaks off at the entry to the manifold requiring removal of the manifold to remove the broken threads resulting in a $400 bill to replace a $12.95 part. Again pathetic design and choice of materials to save a couple of dollars in manufacturing. As a design engineer, I find these choices by GM designers deplorable and will buy used bmws from now on. A BMW with 200,000 miles has more service life left in it than a brand new GM product.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 011998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust pipe brace failed.

- Azusa, CA, USA

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