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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,533 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 272012


  • 73,430 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the front passenger's side door independently opened whenever the power window device was activated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician failed to mention which part would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 73,430.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #2

May 132011


  • 79,670 miles
Rear glass hinge in 2003 Tahoe ripping from hinge. Window must now be forced sideways to engage locking mechanism to close rear glass hatch. Lifting entire hatch effects the glass hinge as well. Rt corner of window now protrudes above roof line and I am concerned this will "catch" during highway speeds and blow off as has been reported previously. Local Chevy dealership repair facility informed me this is common and they have repaired 2 that week for the same issue. They informed me that their repair statistics do not go up towards Chevy corporate for trend and failure analysis. They referred me to the Chevy customer service number. Chevrolet customer service was called and they conducted a 2 hour investigation to determine hinge defects are normal wear and tear. Current costs to repair are approx $1000.

- St Marys, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032010

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,500 miles
Plastic/rubber attaching hinge on rear liftgate window cracked, separating glass window from body. Reported to Chevrolet on 6/3/2010. They had me take to williams Chevrolet to inspect on 6/4 and said they would call back that afternoon with a conclusion. Service manager first said adhesive failed, then part was missing that attaches hinge. No significant amounts of material are missing, two sides fit back together with a crack in the middle. Hinge does not appear to have any physical attachment to glass other than molded rubber that bonds to glass, sandwiching hinge in-between. Dealer inspected other hinge and found it to be cracking also. Chevrolet didn't call me back, I had to call almost daily and leave messages until finally someone called on 6/30 and said that this was not be a defect and General Motors would not assist in resolving the complaint. The vehicle has less than 55,000 miles on it. I find a failure like this to too soon in a vehicles life and appear to be either a flaw in the fastener design or assembly.

- Elkton, MD, USA

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