Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

Print this page

7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,001 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 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012001

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact noticed that the vehicle was experiencing oil consumption failure. Tracy Chevrolet performed an oil consumption diagnostic that spanned three years. The result of the diagnostic was that there was potential engine failure. In 2004, the dealer stated that the cylinder head level was missing a part from the factory assembly. Two months later, the vehicle continued to experience oil consumption failure. A General Motors customer service agent promised to provide a new engine if the repair to the cylinder did not remedy the failure. Three years later, the dealer performed another oil consumption test and found yet another part missing from the original assembly. The contact asked General Motors to replace the engine as promised but they refused to comply. The current mileage is 83,600 and failure mileage was 15,000.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 282002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,008 miles
While driving at any speed consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the loud noise was normal.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
A loud embarrassing and annoying internal engine knock. Defective due to design and manufacturing quality consistency problems. Higher than normal levels of wear related materials in oil analysis. Vertical piston and cylinder wall scuffing/scratching or scoring on the hammering (noisy) cylinders upon visual inspection. Reduced combustion chamber compression on the hammering (noisy) cylinders. Increased oil consumption. Increased exhaust emissions.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 112003

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Oil light flashed on the dashboard. This caused the vehicle to shut down. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis, and mechanic noticed sludge inside of the engine.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 292002

Tahoe

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle will shut down. Please provide additional information, dealer is aware of the problem.

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012002

Tahoe

  • miles
There is a loud squeaking noise when driving. Consumer states' took vehicle to dealaer.

- Bronx, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?