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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,572 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.

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Nov 102006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,710 miles


I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, as I was driving on the highway I noticed that my speedometer was acting eractic, with the needle stating that I was going 120 mph down to 0 mph within seconds. I immediately stopped on the highway, and noticed that the needle stuck at 70 mph while I was idle. Now the needle in my speedometer is stuck at 120 mph.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #4

Nov 062006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Odometer sticking - unhappy Chevy owner - recurring event I purchased my 2003 Chevy Tahoe a year ago and just within the past few weeks my odometer has been sticking at 120. Of course I have not driven that fast ever and this is hard to accomplish when truck is in neutral (yet it reads 120..)eventually, it resets itself and that takes a couple days. I have barely registered 10,000 miles of the 54,000 that are on vehicle and can not understand why this could be happening. I did call the dealer and of course just in conversation ball park figure would be around $500 plus no transportation for at least 3 - 5 days. I decided to take my 2003 Chevy Tahoe to a independent mechanic for a less expensive review. It was determined that their is a problem that can not be fixed by an unauthorized party. So know I have this truck that is not safe to drive by nc state due to faulty odometer. Will follow up with further action with manufacturer and whoever else. Noticed other complaints and wanted to make sure everyone knows that there is a problem with the 2003 Chevy Tahoe. Very unhappy 1st time Chevy owner.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 192006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
At 43,000 miles my speedometer got stuck and will not work. At park it reads 80 or 20. I bought my Tahoe new with only 10 miles and now it is 3 years old. I called a dealer and he said that should not have happen to a new vehicle. When I am driving down the highway I look and it says that I am going 60 then a second later it reads that I am going 120 and it is stuck. This is not safe for anyone and I have heard other people complain that there Tahoe did the same thing.

- Los Banos, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated a device on the transmission broke due to cold temperatures causing the speedometer to be inoperative. The dealer informed the contact there were no recalls and advised her to call the manufacturer. The manufacturer offered no free remedy.

- Thomas, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 112004


  • miles
At a stop consumer's vehicle lunged forward, hitting the vehicle in front. Consumer pulled over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Berlin, NJ, USA

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