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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,462 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 282014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


The liftgate glass hinge has separated from the molding causing the liftgate glass window to become unsafe since it is now held onto the car by only one rubber hinge bracket. The glass in the liftgate will not close and could become separated from the car while the car is moving down the highway causing serious injury to cars following my car. The local dealer stated that he had seen the problem before but there is no recall and my only recourse was to purchase a new rear liftgate window at a cost of nearly $1000. I am now on record as having stated in writing that, in my opinion, this is a serious situation and this manufacture defect could cause the rear glass to become separated from the car at highway speeds and hit another vehicle on the highway. The odometer on my car reads 40,000 miles.

- Oxford, MS, USA

problem #6

Jun 012013


  • miles
2 door latches and rear door will not open as the door handle will not spring back in place after opening. Need to push in the handle on the outside after closing the door to be able to open the door again from the inside or the outside.

- St. Johns, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 252007


  • 120,000 miles
Involved in incident where 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe lost control at approximately 60 mph and flipped end-over-end multiple times totaling vehicle. Both driver and single passenger injured requiring ambulance Transport to er. Airbags did not deploy.

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 232011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 127,004 miles


The rear hatch glass is mounted to the body by a rubber hinge attachment process, the bonding failed which allowed the rear hatch glass to fall off of the body hitting me in the process. This causes a dangerous condition that could harm another motorist if the glass falls off while traveling at highway speed. It is a very common failure that is a manufacturers defect.

- Lithia, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 072008


  • 100,000 miles
My rear doors on my Chevy Tahoe 2001 are becoming impossible to open.

- Longview, TX, USA

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problem #2

Feb 242009


  • 85,230 miles
The truck is a 2001, has been in the garage for over 90% of its life. I noticed 2 months a small patch of paint starting to bubble on the roof. This patch has now extended to approximately 2 sq ft in size.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 052005


  • miles
Both side-view mirror casings (not the glass) broke within a month of one another. Must be a defect. It is dangerous since they can fall off at anytime and if that occurs I am unable to see my surroundings as needed to provide a safe driving environment for myself, my passengers, and other surrounding vehicles or pedestrians. The first mirror broke in September 2005 the second on October 5, 2005.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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