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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,633 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 122010

Tahoe

  • 177,000 miles

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

I was involved in a collision in my 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe where I rear ended a car. My vehicle was traveling 54 mph and the other vehicle was slowing to turn without blinkers or brake lights. My airbags did not deploy.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #14

Nov 032003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Driving in large parking lot approx 25 mph, light pole with concrete base was in blind spot as I was turning. Hit the concrete head on, $12,000 worth of damage to my truck, frame bent, front end replaced and the air bags failed to deploy. The dealer had no explanation other than the damage must have been in just the wrong spot. I went to the hospital with head and neck injuries.

- Cedarburg, WI, USA

problem #13

Dec 062004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Head-on collision at 50 mph and airbags did not inflate.

- Albertville, AL, USA

problem #12

Apr 302004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

I was drivineg on the freeway. The cruise control was set at 70 mph. It was raining I went through a puddle and the car hydroplaned and headed towrd the concrete median, it would not straighten and I hit the median head on. The airbags did not deploy.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #11

Apr 122004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Frontal airbags did not deploy in collision.

- Auburn, AL, USA

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problem #10

Oct 122003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
While driving 50 mph, the consumer's vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The driver sustained severe head injuries and was taken to a hospital.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #9

May 052003

Tahoe

  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and none of the air bags deployed.

- College Park, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 172003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
It had been raining slightly and as I attempted to use an exit ramp from the highway my antilock brakes failed I skidded and spun and ended up hitting the concrete barrier which did not make my airbags deploy even though the car hit hard enough to bend the frame of the front end by an inch and a half

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 052002

Tahoe

  • miles
While traveling at 35 mph consumer was hit head-on, and vehicle almost tipped over. Upon impact, front air bags failed to deploy.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 192001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling onto on intersection another vehicle ran the red light and hit consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags didn't deploy.dealership was aware of problem.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 192002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

Hit by a red light runner (45/50mph) on driver's side, hit a second car, then a concrete post head on. Not one of the four air bags engaged at anytime. The car was totaled. I have documentation, pictures, police report, and have contacted Chevy, they have no clear response on why? if you would like more detail on injures or have any question please fill free to contact me. Thank you for your time, danielle hurst-stone.

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 102002

Tahoe

  • miles
Tahoe was traveling uphill on private gravel drive when hit by truck traveling downhill around blind curve. Truck was traveling at between 20 and 25 mph when it hit Tahoe. Both of truck's airbags inflated. My airbags did not inflate, and I hit the steering wheel with my stomach and chest.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #3

Dec 012001

Tahoe

  • miles
Driver and passenger frontal airbags failed to deploy when consumer was involved in a 40mph frontal collision. Dealer has yet to be contacted.

- Rasley, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 082001

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 30 mph, neither airbag deployed, damage about $6500, frame bent, front end replaced.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 212001

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident while traveling at 50 mph when vehicle T-boned a vehicle crossing an intersection. Airbags failed to deploy. Dealership could not provide a reason for failure of airbags to deploy. The maufacturer indicated that the vehicle skidded 20 to 25 feet after impact and the air bag failed to deploy for this reason. The consumer disagrees.

- Monroe, LA, USA

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