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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,375 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 202012


  • 192,000 miles


My mechanic was putting air in the spare tire underneath the vehicle and the cable broke and the tire fell on him. Luckily, he was not injured badly.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 102008


  • 45,000 miles
Paint peeling and delamination on passenger side back door of 2002 Chevy Tahoe.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,500 miles
During the recent high temperature weather we had last week, the molding of the rear hatch separated from the window. The hinge that secures the glass to the hatch tore from the molding which is part of the glass. With this tear in the window molding, the window could separate from the vehicle while it's in motion. I would guess that the trim/seal which the hinge is part of becomes too soft during extreme heat, and makes it soft enough to tear when the window is opened and closed. VIN: [xxx] GM claims that this is considered "normal wear and tear". updated 07/19/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Chevrolet Tahoe 2002, transmission failure. The consumer purchased a vehicle that once had a transmission problem, the consumer was told the transmission problem had been fully corrected. The consumer then found out that the transmission was never fixed and the vehicle has been in the shop for a total of 3 times. Not only was the vehicle slipping, slow to shift and exhibiting a noise when shifting from park to drive, there were other problems such as not being able to turn the key in the ignition, the seat warmed light illuminated when the button was pushed, the speakers were cracking loudly, the A/C light came on by itself, the moon roof rattled and was leaking, the cargo power switch did lock the doors within 5 seconds of the cargo door being closed, the handle on the third row seat fell off, the cigarette lighter was missing, and the rubber stripping on the cargo door was loose.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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