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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,391 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 242004

Tahoe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS module, transmission, parking brake, throttle body, windows, rear A/C, steering suspension. Since we purchased the vehicle we have had to spend over $4000 on repairs that should be recalled due to safety.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #14

Aug 172007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,550 miles
I have a 2001 Tahoe that has been relatively problem-free. Recently, the transmission went out on it without warning. My wife was driving on the highway, heard a pop that sounded like a flat tire. She pulled off to inspect the car, but did not see anything visibly wrong. Turns out, she had no reverse, and could barely reach 50 mph, so I am guessing she was missing some gears. She was lucky enough to be able to get if off of the highway, and from there I had it towed to the dealer. "something exploded in my transmission" were the mechanics words. I wondered how something could just "explode" in the transmission without warning, so I went searching the internet. Turns out alot of people have seen this related to sun-shell failure. Tsb 00822B/00822C, NHTSA item number 10005474.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #13

May 302006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
: the contact stated without warning the vehicle slipped between 2nd and 3rd gear. The next day upon entering the vehicle, none of the forward gears worked. The vehicle was reversed out of the parking lot and towed to an independent repair shop. The repair shop determined the front planetary drive snapped because a bearing broke loose. The transmission needs to be rebuilt.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #12

May 192005

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

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

I was traveling out of town in my 2001 cheverolet Tahoe when the transmission started "slipping" it would not chg past 2nd gear. I had less than 55,000 miles. It cost me $500 bec I wanted another GM transmission and not the transmission the warranty was offering with only 12000 miles

- Tarboro, NC, USA

problem #11

Oct 282004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,497 miles
Transmission failure. Vhicle became inoperable and required towing to repair facility. Transmission required replacement.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #10

Oct 152004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles
Power train:transmission, would not go into reverse, have to have transmission rebuilt. This was without any noise or failure prior to this happening. Thankful I was not driving with my kids when the transmission locked up. I had just had this serviced in March of 2004. Without any warning this happend, and now I am faced with a $2000 repair bill.

- Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #9

May 132004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 60,813 miles

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

Mileage-60813. 1. service engine light come on, engine has lack of power on take off. Took vehicle to North jackson Chevrolet for service, dealer reports rodents have eaten through wires going to transmission, transmission not recieving siginal, repaired wires from fuse box, replace inigtion switch cost $634. After 600 miles same problems reoccures 6/16/2003, unable to get to vechicle. Will carry vehicle back today for for additional repair.

- Lexington, MS, USA

problem #8

Jan 212004

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Automatic transmission stopped shifting while driving. Dealer determined that transmission must be replaced.

- Barling, AR, USA

problem #7

Sep 012003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the vehicle shifts from 1st to 2nd, there is a shuddering noise coming from the transmission.

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #6

Jan 142003

Tahoe

  • miles
Consumer stated the automatic transmission was slipping from 2nd gear to the 3rd gear. Dealer had been notified and will replace the transmission.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 282002

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

When the vehicle accelerated, the RPM's whined out and the transmission engaged roughly which also caused the vehicle to surge.ts

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 012000

Tahoe

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

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 202001

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was slipping due to insufficient fluid/paint thin primer showing through.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 202001

Tahoe

  • miles
Transmission was slipping due to insufficient fluid/paint thin primer showing through.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was taken to a transmission shop for jerking between 10-20mph... I was told that the transmission had internal problems and it was common for the Chevrolet trucks from 1996-2001 I have found well over 50 complaints of transmission failure on the internet in a matter of hours. I feel this is a serious problem that General Motors needs to address.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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