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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,138 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle steering column keeps failing and needs lubricating. This is ridiculous. Im going on the 5th time since June of 03 that this has happened. Why isn't there a recall on this! what a crappy way to treat a good Chevy GM customer! 2002 Tahoe lt need a recall for everyone affected and there are many many many affected by what I see on the net!

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 022004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The steering column rattles when driving various speeds over a bump. The dealer greased and injected the column with a special grease at the cost of $100; however, the failure was not corrected. When making sharp turns to the left or right, the steering fails. The current mileage was 97,000 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #6

Aug 162003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
I have a bumping noise in my steering column. I have a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe with around 70,000 miles. The noise was evident when I purchased the vehicle with 12,000 miles. I do not know if it is a safety problem they are not any recalls listed. I have 3 friends with the same issue with the similar vehicle.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 282006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the steering wheel vibrated without warning. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the steering column needed lubrication. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I've taken my Chevy Tahoe in a number of timse for a knocking noise coming from the steering column area. They would lube it up and send me on my way. I think it's wrong and something should be done about it they are aware that there is a problem with this but they except know responsibility. When is there going to be a recall on this, when someone get killed! this is the date about when I first took it in 04/10/02 only a few months after I bought the truck cash.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 192006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
: the contact stated while the vehicle is driven at any speed there is a cracking noise that can be heard from the steering. This started with only the noise now it is very hard to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; upon inspection grease was added to the steering column. The problem has now reoccurred and the dealer must re grease the steering column. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,113 miles
The consumer experienced thumping and torsion within the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who remedied this condition by lubrication. The problem soon returned, and the dealer replaced the steering column. However the problem recurred and the dealer replaced the entire steering column. He contacted the manufacturer, and they stated they would not accept any financial responsibility now or in the future. There have been no further repairs at this time. Updated 11/16/05.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 222004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,990 miles
I recently took my 2002 Chevy Tahoe in to the dealer for a long over due repair. After describing my problem to the service technician (a clunk sound and feel through the steering wheel which I had first noticed at about 20K miles), he told me the problem was a "common occurrence" in the year/model and that it was "due to poor lubrication/design" with the intermediate shaft of the steering column. He shaft would cost $140 plus one hour labor.... however; it is on a long back order. Seems strange that an item, which is a "common occurrence" and the item is back ordered (must be a lot of replacing going on) would not be subject to a recall for a free replacement. I paid top dollar for this vehicle and for such a standard piece of equipment to be needed to be replace at this low of mileage seems a bit out of the normal wear and tear. After reviewing many sites on the internet, it seems this occurance is common enough that it should be a recall. Walter goodall.

- Severn, MD, USA

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