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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,425 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Aug 162006

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the windshield wiper/washer worked intermittently. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer, but the manufacturer was alerted.

- Dewey, AZ, USA

problem #25

Jun 022006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,044 miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently creating a hazardous or dangerous driving condition. I have been stranded many times with this defect. I would like it fixed.

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #24

Jan 142006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,752 miles
: the consumer stated the windshield wipers work intermittently. There is a NHTSA recall, # 98V150001, regarding the windshield wipers. The consumer has the same problem as indicated in the recall; however the vehicle identification number was not included in the recall.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #23

May 152005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

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

Without any warning the wipers stopped working. The consumer went to the manufacturer and they said that they will not help the consumer with a vehicle that is from 1998 and up. The consumer has had trouble with the dealer in the past and does not want to go to them yet.

- Agusta , MI, USA

problem #22

Nov 082004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,400 miles
Windshield wipers operate intermittently, making it difficult to see the road during inclement weather. Manufacturer has been contacted by consumer.

- Onaway, MI, USA

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problem #21

Oct 142004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in inclement weather, the windshield wipers would come on and go off intermittently. The consumer noticed when the weather was dry, the windshield wipers would come on. The driver drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the windshield wiper motor needed to be replaced. Please fill in additional information.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #20

Aug 162004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving in inclement weather the windshield wipers would come on and go off own their own. The dealer was aware of the problem. The consumer has contacted the dealer for an appointment. This problem is intermittent and also this caused poor visibility while driving. Please fill in additional information.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #19

Jul 172004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The windshield wipers of our 1998 Tahoe stopped working. Sometimes we would have to push them to get them started, other times we would have to jiggle the wiring to get them going. They would sometimes work for the remainder of the trip, other times they would stop every few minutes. There is no consistency to when they will work. We were stranded out of town in a heavy rainstorm. This is the same problem as the 94-97 recall and needs to be included. I spoke with Chevrolet and a local dealer. Both acted like they knew nothing about the problem until I mentioned the prior recall, then they just said we were not covered. This is a serious safety problem and chrvrolet needs to be held accountable for fixing the problem.

- Garner, NC, USA

problem #18

Feb 292004

Tahoe

  • miles
While driving from boerne, tx to dallas, tx the windshield wipers failed during a rainstorm while on highway. I have had to have the dealer replace the windshield wiper module. There have already been two other recalls by GM on 1994-1997 and 2002-2003 SUVS for the exact same problem; windshield wiper module failure.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #17

Jan 202004

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
Steering wheel jerks and pulls to the right like the vehicle is out of control. Also, windshield wipers operate intermittently.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 152004

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • 95,000 miles

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

The windshield wiper worked intermittently. Provide further details.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #15

Nov 182003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers malfunctioned during inclement weather, causing poor visibility to the driver.

- Anchorville, MI, USA

problem #14

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 #13

Oct 102003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
Windshield wipers fail intermittently. When the Tahoe has been driven for a long distance (hot) wipers sometimes fail to work. When Tahoe is cold wipers usually work. They act very similar to my 1995 GMC jimmy before it was recalled for wiper circuit board failure.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #12

Oct 062003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Windshield wipers hesitate and starts moving when not on. Also, it won't turn off and stop halfway up with windshield - this is an every week occurrence.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 122003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
The windshield wipers hesitate and intermittently fail to operate causing poor visibility during inclement weather.

- Elk River, MN, USA

problem #10

Aug 182003

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
During inclement weather windshield wipers stopped operating. Also, rear tail lights didn't light up. Bulbs were not defective.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The vehicle experienced the same defect with the windshield wipers as stated in recall 03 V 159 000.

- Lighthouse Point, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 102003

Tahoe

  • 64,843 miles
The windshield wipers worked intermittently.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
The windshield wipers worked intermittently during usage. The dealer was contacted. And the cost was $100 to fix.

- East Palatka, FL, USA

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