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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,498 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 022013


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. After removing the key from the ignition switch, the engine remained on. The vehicle would shut off several minutes after removing the key. The contact also stated that the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

May 102015


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. When the contact turned off the ignition switch, the vehicle remained on. The contact detached the battery and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ABS/brake sensors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the ABS warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Racine , WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 252013

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 139,984 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose a problem. The manufacture was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 143,000 and the current mileage was 139,984. Updated 5/27/14 the consumer stated after the ignition switch and cylinder were installed, there were no more problems.

- El Prado, NM, USA

problem #4

Nov 012007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


ABS brake light on dash stays on. I had all the sensors tested and they are ok. I had the computer tested and it shows a fault. But the ABS seems to be working fine. It appears that in order to get this error light to go off I have to spend a $1000 for a computer, even thought he system appears to be working properly. I have had numerous electrical issues with this vehicle since purchase.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 152009


  • 85,000 miles
Noticed that the headlights became intermittent; started occurring more frequently once problem started eventually headlights would not stay on; discovered the problem was relative to the position of the tilt of steering column; vehicle was evaluated and repaired; repair included replacing the wiring harness and the multifunction switch; the wiring harness had shorted out apparently from the repeated movement of the tilt being adjusted; old part is available; I'm reporting this because the problem is dangerous when the headlights go off traveling at high speeds at night. It is also a fire hazard per the mechanic that repaired the vehicle. We did smell smoke at one time but didn't notice any other components damaged. Maybe we were just lucky.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192008


  • 57,000 miles
Attempted to turn vehicle off, car making a loud noise after I took key out of ignition. Loud noise would not go away until I disconnected the battery from the car. I attempted several days later to turn vehicle back on. Successful without any noise. Turned off after driven that day. Battery did not need to be disconnected this time. Left car in garage for 2 day (48 hours) untouched and not driven. Sitting in my house eating a sandwich and I smell smoke coming from my garage. I look underneath the car and flames have appeared. I grabbed anything I could to put fire out and successfully did. Car has not been driven since. There is damage underneath the car. The quote to fix is $1800 but have not fixed yet until insurance company approves. If I had not been home to put the fire out it would have burned down my home and killed my dogs. It also would have burned down my neighbors home too because we are attached.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
When the lights are in the on position and you are traveling at 20 -25 mph and take your foot off of the accelerator, the lights will dim for approximately 3 - 4 seconds. The vehicle was taken to a local dealership that stated they could not find anything wrong and that if it were a major problem it would show up some day. The battery has also come apart (the positive battery terminal came out of the battery), the windshield washer pump has been replaced due to leaking and is now currently leaking again, therefore the washer pump will have to be replaced again. A tire has separated for no apparent reason; dealer could not find anything wrong with the tire that would have caused the tire to separate.

- Deatsville, AL, USA

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