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7.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,755 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While traveling, the vehicle would not shift into reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they replaced the transmission. This happened twice within the last two years.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Aug 052003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,797 miles
Premature transmission failure @ 78,797 miles on 1998 Chevrolet, Tahoe.

- Okemos, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 082001

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
These problems have been with this vehicle since purchase. It has been returned to the dealer for corrective action. The reply has always been "rearend wind-up" is the problem and it is not covered under warranty. We purchased a three year /36,000 mile warranty to cover these types of defects, only to have the dealer tell us that the warranty will not cover this "rearend wind-up" as it is a regular maintanence item. I have searched the owners manual for this item and have not found it as a maintanence item, according to GM. At all service intervals the only mention of the rearend is to check the fluid level. This has been carried out by the dealer for the first 45,000 miles. I have since lost faith in GM and my dealer and have purchased my last american made vehicle.no safety defec tlisted.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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 #5

Sep 072001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have never had a transmission go on a car and have driven other GM cars well over 100,000 miles. This car has gone in for dealer service every 3,000 miles. While checking on the internet about this, I find that some owners of '98 Tahoe have replaced their transmission twice by 50,000 miles. I really think something should be done about a company that puts a transmission in a vehile that they know is faulty. If you can not help me, can you direct me to a class action suit or something else I can do?

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 032001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission failed. ECM code 1870 slippage. Valve body fails either by contamination or defect causing high line pressure causing hard 1-2gear shifts. Hard shifts cause internal damage and eminant failure. I've read hundreds of other similar failures that sound identical. This cannot be by accident. All transmissions are GM 4L60E.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 252001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I purchased my vehicle with 42,093 miles with the dealers additional coverage of 3,000 miles bringing the total coverage to 45.093 miles on 06/25/2001 at 47,297 miles my vehicle started hesitating on the start after being stopped it was taken to the repair dealer meissner Chevrolet at 70th essington ave phila pa where it was found to have code 1870 internal transmission failure it has to be replaced I'm very dissapointed about this I always wanted a Chevy trunk and now I sincerely regret it.

- Philadelphia, AK, USA

problem #2

Oct 302000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 132000

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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