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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,333 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.

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142015


  • 166,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. While approaching a stop, the vehicle began to vibrate severely and the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the throttle position sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was also taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 292007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
My 2003 Chevy Tahoe got on fire after replacing a fuse that powers the cigarette lighter. I replaced the fuse and when I went inside the car I saw smoke coming from the inside of the dashboard and in less than 2 minutes I had flames commons from the dashboard.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 092007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speed odometer on the 2003 chevyrolet Tahoe was not working correctly. I have contacted several service departments, including the Chevrolet dealership where I bought the SUV. This was so odd to them, some mechanics were not even familiar with repairing this problem. It all started about a month ago, I drove out of town and noticed that the speed was not adding up, and finally it just went to 120 and stayed there. The dealership charges were outrageous, $400+. I only had this vehicle for a year, I needed help because I have been contacted by several people with the exact problem and these are Chevrolet Tahoe, Yukon, avalances. All Chevrolet or GM. We need help because this must be something that they need to look into and a recall should be done for us. Don't wait until someone is injuried or even killed. Thank you, I am looking forward to hear from you.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

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