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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,307 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #14

May 042015

Tahoe

  • 240,000 miles

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

At highway speeds feels like truck is hydroplaning/sliding to the right and a brief lost or loose feeling in the steering wheel..... front end has been checked and everything is good/tight.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #13

Sep 102008

Tahoe

  • 98,000 miles
1998 Chevy Tahoe loose steering at highway speed when going thru a slight curve it feels as though you hit a patch of ice. The steering wheel has a slight jerk that scares the life out of you. Replaced steering sensor, steering box, entire front end and it still does it..there needs to be a recall on this problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 182008

Tahoe

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the steering was very loose. Through online research, he discovered the defect and called Chevrolet and GM. He was informed that there was no recall for the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 115,000.

- Monteagle, TN, USA

problem #11

Sep 192007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,300 miles

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

When turning the steering wheel to the right feels like driving on ice. When it is cold the steering feel like this all the time till the Tahoe warms up then I am back the random turning. Will not let anyone in my household drive the Tahoe because of this. Found a bunch of other Tahoe with this problem on the internet and it sounds like the steering evo sensor is bad. Looks like the Tahoe would send some type of message to inform the driver to have this repaired or a bypass installed in case of failure.

- Hudson, NC, USA

problem #10

Jan 132004

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
While driving and making turns steering wheel became loose. Dealership serviced vehicle and replaced evo sensor.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

problem #9

Aug 011999

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The vehicle experienced problems with the steering mechanism. The vehicle lost power steering. The 2nd issue involved the windshield wipers which worked intermittently. The steering wheel position sensor was replaced.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #8

Sep 082003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles

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

While driving on the highway the driver changed lanes and the vehicles steering wheel turned further than driver turn it. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated that the evo sensor needed to be replaced.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 212003

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when truck is being driven on straight or curved road, the steering feels loose and uncontrollable, then returns to normal. Problem is very noticeable in cold weather.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #6

Mar 152003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
While driving the steering wheel would make a sharp right or left which caused the consumer to jerk the steering wheel back in place. The dealer was notified. Evo sensor replaced.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
4-wheel steering: Front sensor activates while driving, making it feel like riding on ice. Dealer has been contacted. Dealer replaced steering wheel position sensor.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Nov 212000

Tahoe

  • miles

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

When consumer travels at 20mph on highway, and makes a right turn vehicle is hard to steer. It's like she was on ice. There were no injuries.

- Huston, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 072000

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Recently I sent my Chevrolet Tahoe (1998) to the dealer in rochester, New York. We had concerns due to the fact that the truck steering was extraordinarily narrow in turning radius since we bought it. Within the last few months we noticed that while the truck was stationary, or in park, if we tried to turn the wheel it would stick until we moved a little and then it would free itself.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Steering pulls to the right.

- Carpinteria, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering wheel sensor failed.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

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