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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,735 miles

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 022008

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,900 miles

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

Just driving down the highway and car just stopped going after several attempts I got the vehicle to go into gear and drove to dealer the vehicle was working fine and the was no indication of pending transmission failure. Have to put in new transmission this is the second one in this vehicle that has 119,900 on it.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #15

Aug 172004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,039 miles
Fuel leaks from the central port injections into the onboard computer. As a result, the vehicle becomes inoperative. A recall was issued. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The PCM was replaced. A misfired in the 3 cylinders and 3 injector were replaced.

- Galena, IL, USA

problem #14

May 162004

Tahoe

  • 116,670 miles
Windshield wipers, junk, transmission junk, transfer case junk and rear end junk. Had the exact same problems with 1997 4X4 Suburban, know many people having same problems now. There should be some type of recall or service bulletin. These problems have existed for years. May start buying foreign at least they stand by what they build. Must we wait until people are injured.

- Glencoe, AR, USA

problem #13

Apr 152004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle started surging while going down the road, also hard shift between 1st and 2nd gears.also have wiper problems.

- Glencoe, AR, USA

problem #12

Sep 042002

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Clunk in rear suspension when starting after a full stop. Dealer has lubricated driveshaft yoke, replaced U-joints. I lubricated driveshaft yoke myself, found it well-lubed, not the problem. Noone knows how tom fix it.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #11

Apr 162003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,156 miles
The consumer complained about six month ago about problems with the transmission. The dealer replaced the torque converter, six month later, the transmission failed while driving 40 mph. The dealer rebuilt the automatic transmissions at the owner expense. The transmission was completely rebuilt and had been serviced prior to purchase which included a transmission flush. The vehicle leaked fluid, found front pump leaking due to the bearing failure(both were removed and replaced), when the vehicle would get warm, a loud rattling noise would be heard, the A/C would get warm, the fan would stop blowing(fond terminal burnt/wiring repaired), the transmission slipped upon acceleration(found the input carrier bearing coming apart and metal throughout/the transmission was completely reconditioned).

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 191998

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

Transmission on 1999 Chevy Tahoe I took to elliott Chevrolet 3 days after I purchased it. Was told that their was not a recall but I was informed by an employee that there was on some part and it was covered. I could not get the dealer to cover this.

- Athens, TX, USA

problem #9

Mar 262003

Tahoe

  • 38,000 miles
While driving the automatic transmission didn't shift from the first to the second gear properly.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 261996

Tahoe

  • miles
The vehicle was in park and was not running at the time. The daughter accidental knock the gear into neutral. Causing the vehicle to sped off into the consumer house. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 102002

Tahoe

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

- Elgin, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 142001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Truck was taken in repeatedly for brakes, transmission, air conditioner and headlights prior to warranty expiration and was told they could not duplicate the problem or it was under "chev specs" or we were experiencing anti-lock brakes. Water pump began leaking and had to be replaced 2200 miles outside of warranty. Entire brake system, lines-calipers, everything had to be replaced because "foreign fluid corroded" the system. No one has touched the brakes but the dealer. We repeatedly complained about the brakes taking too long to stop the vehicle, having a spongy feel and absolutely no confidence that they would stop in an emergency situation. Overall, the brakes just did not feel safe and we reported this when the vehicle was still under warranty. Intake manifold is leaking and needs to be replaced. Battery exploded and leaked battery acid everywhere damaging other engine parts. Transmission is in need of an overhaul/replacement either as a direct result of the battery exploding or mere coincidence considering we have always complained that something was wrong with the transmission and you could push the truck while in park a full foot. The air conditioner has always leaked after driving approx. 2 hr as well as the driver's side high beam headlight always has water in it. Detailed complaints have been filed with the attorney generals of AZ and fl, as well as copies sent to the dealer, manufacturer and leasing company involved. Chevrolet should be ashamed of the shoddy product that rolled off their assembly line and the manner in which they conduct business surrounding consumer complaints generated as a direct result from poor workmanship at one of their factories. There is a long list of "cosmetic" defects as well. For instance, the custom leather seats that we paid extra for are wearing holes in them; the driver's side door handle is cracked, drink holders are rusting, and the list goes on and on.

- Ft. Pierce, FL, USA

problem #5

May 172001

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 30 mph transmission went out, no prior warning, mileage at the time was 27000.

- Yorbalinda, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 222000

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is pulling, feels like cruise control is on. When at 35mph vehicle goes a mile before it kicks into another gear. Will make an appointment at the dealer.

- Arab, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 122000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving between 55 and 75 mph and when vehicle is shifting into overdrive entire vehicle severely vibrates, cause unknown. Dealer replaced the transmission and the driveshaft along with other parts which did not correct the problem. Please give any furthr details.

- Brighton, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever shifting from drive or park into reverse, the light would indicate it's in reverse, but actually it was not in reverse. Took vehicle to dealer to check. Dealer was able to dupliate problems, but no corrective action was identified to date.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 221999

Tahoe

  • miles
After several trips to the dealership to have the problem connected to the transmission fixed, the dealership finally replaced the entire transmission. The problem presented itself when after the truck was going, when I had to stop for a light, stop sign or whatever, I would then engage the gas pedal. The truck would only inch away, when my foot was completely down on the gas. The sideview mirror on the passenger side shattered for no apparent reason, while driving on an open road. When I took the truck in to have it fixed, I was told the entire brake system would have to be replaced. The master cylinder was leaking and the shoes and pads were gone. Now my truck is currently going back to the dealership because there is a knocking noise in the steering wheel column and a buzzing noise when the fan is turned on for heat.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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