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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 242001

Tahoe

  • miles

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

While driving, suddenly my vehicle felt like I was trying to steer a vehicle on ice. When I asked someone in the service department, I was told this problem was not uncommon, although dangerous.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering problem- I suddenly lost steering while driving. According to the dearorship this was caused by a malfunction of the power steering sensor. I almost lost control of the car while driving at 55 mph, and luckily there were no vehicles around and I was able to pull off the road. I asked the dealer if there was a recall on this, and they said there was not. The vehicle was not under warranty either. Brakes- while my husband was driving, he lost brakes on the car. According to the dealer service dept, the real axel seals were leaking, and the front calipers were stuck. Seals and gaskets were replaced along with the master cylinder. This item was covered under warranty. We've had on-going problems with the vehicle braking very roughly and "skipping". the rotors have been replaced twice due to them warping due to overheating. The brakes are still giving us problems. The transmission suddenly went up while driving at 35 mph. There were absolutly no signs of this happening before this time. The fluid was clean when I pulled the car over, and there was no slipping either. I was driving along and a very loud noise was coming from the car- it sounded like the rear-end, and the car became suddenly undriveable. Luckily I was on a deserted road and was able to pull over. I feel that if I was in heavy traffic driving at 55-65 mph in any of the above instances a serious accident could have occurred.

- Toddville, MD, USA

problem #7

Feb 252001

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
When turning slightly to the right at speed (at 30+mph - never from a stop), vehicle suddenly oversteers like it suddenly has increased power assist. This occurs at the same steering position each time - aprox 30 degrees off center, and is somewhat erratic in frequency, but occurs about twice per day.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 242000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 182000

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Inconsistant steering resistantance at all speeds causing the wheel to jerk and over steer. This problem is intermittent.

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 151998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Oxford, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 011998

Tahoe

  • miles

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

At 31,000 miles the speed sensitive steering would suddenly change the steering effort and would lead to loss of control..had it repaired under extended warranty, then at 68,000 miles it has failed again.

- Mesquite Tx, AK, USA

problem #2

Jul 051999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Steering wheel will erratically move while cornering at different speeds. Dealership has replaced evo sensor with continued problem. Bottom line this part did not correct steering defect! dealership does not acknowledge continued steering problem.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
When turning vehicle suddenly seems to oversteer like it suddenly has increased power assist. Dealer suggested different alignment specs. Which did not work. Steering box and pump were also changed.

- Farmingdale, PA, USA

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