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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
145,800 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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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012015

Tahoe

  • 180,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving at 45 mph, the ABS warning light illuminated. The contact applied the brake pedal and heard an abnormal noise. The vehicle was turned off and would not restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Wagner, SC, USA

problem #4

Dec 182013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 187,000 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage were 187,000. Rk updated 04/17/14 the consumer stated the ignition cut off while driving. Updated 05/20/14

- Many, LA, USA

problem #3

Apr 242013

Tahoe

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, he noticed an abnormal ticking. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed a broken head on the exhaust manifold bolts. The contact stated the exhaust fumes were not escaping from the exhaust pipe but remaining in the engine compartment. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Muskego, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 242012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
The exhaust bolts are breaking causing the exhaust to leak. The related problems will likely be poor fuel economy, increased emissions and potentially failed emissions test. The catalytic converter was already replaced on the same side as the exhaust manifold with the broken bolts. Problem was not noticed until the second bolt broke thus not sure when the original problem occurred. The problem appears to effecting numerous other vehicles thus a potential large global impact.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 092012

Tahoe

  • 136,000 miles
I had a brake failure on my 2002 Tahoe after driving at hwy speeds then coming off the exit to stop; the, service brakes light came on. I then attempted to brake and the pedal went all the way to the floor making it very difficult to brake.., could have been catastrophic, and or deadly; I drove home 2 miles away, very slowly; I had very little brake control.(two infants in the car at the time) two out of four brake lines completely rusted with a hole; brake fluid leaked out quickly at time of incident..like hundreds, and thousands of other complaints of same exact problem. The brakes themselves are fine.,. to replace all four of my brake lines, it cost me $858($813 w/coupon). Recall id # 05V379000 - service brakes, hydraulic:antilock may address the problem if you get to it done before the lines completely fail. Applying rust inhibitor to your brake lines may also help. This could have been completely avoided since many have complained. The mechanic did not mention a recall when fixing the brake lines.

- Ansonia, CT, USA

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