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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 132005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Oem wilderness Firestone tires wearing unevenly. Alignment, balance, pressure, etc all in check. The inner wall wears unevenly causing road noise, vibration. No tire failure, yet. Spoke to discount tire reps. And they've seen it time and time again with these on Tahoe. Once a different tire is replace on the rim, the uneven wearing stops.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 092004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Transmission shifting hard, only 26,000 miles. Ttook to dealership and was told second and third gear was gone. They rebuilt those gears. Pick Tahoe up and within a hr it was doing the same thing. Return to dealership next day, was told it was pump sticking. Replace that. Pick back up and within a hr did the same thing. Return vehicle and they decided to replace for new transmission. A week later it has now starting to have a problem with the power sterring. There appears to be a leak in the lines. This 2002 Tahoe has had problems starting within months of purchase. Sterring colum making clunking nose, required lube twice. Headlights filling with water. Nose in the front drivers side around shock area. They had different repairs such as replacing shocks, greasing. After over a year the dealership added bushings to the shocks, so far ok. Have replace Firestone tires at 25,000 miles for wearing on inside of tire.

- Commerce, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 302003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
While driving 55 mph a knocking noise was coming from the rear. The driver was able to pull over to the shoulder and noticed that the right rear tire exploded. The driver changed the tire. The rim and looked as if it had been completely tore apart at the seams. The sales dealer stated that they had never seen a tire look like that before.

- Kettle Island, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 142002


  • miles


The consumer had a flat tire the left front driver side tire. When he remove the spare tire it was damage. Please fill in additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 042002


  • miles
Complete tread separation from sidewalk on the exterior portion of tire with no apparent damage from a contributing factor.

- La Crescenta, CA, USA

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problem #1

May 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving right rear tire separated from sidewall which tore tire from rim, damaging rim. Dealer contacted. Original equipment for a 2002, Chevrolet, Tahoe, wilderness le tire size P26570R16. *akconsumer's first indication something was wrong was a pronounced vibration felt in the steering.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

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