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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,912 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 152005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Very well documented via internet: Speedometer and fuel gauges failed to work. The speedometer will stick at a random point and then add the speed traveling, and this results in the speed not being accurately displayed. The problem has been ongoing for over 2 years starting with the gas gauge showing fuel remaining but the tank being empty. Very unsafe and costly known problem by GM and most owners.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 192007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,650 miles
We purchased our 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe lt on June 17, 2007. On June 19, 2007 the speedometer began reading 120 mph when the truck was parked. The speedometer failed to return to zero. Additionally, with the onset of this problem, the fuel gauge and oil pressure gauge were reading inaccurately. Parkland Chevrolet was made aware of the problem and immediately diagnosed this as a defect in the instrument cluster that they informed me was quite common on GM vehicles of this year. Additionally, I have found over 1000 posts on the internet where this same problem has occurred to other GM vehicles model years 2001 to 2006. We are currently awaiting repair parts for this vehicle.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I purchased the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe in February 2004 at about 60000 miles the speedometer stopped working, later the rpms, and the fuel gauge stopped working. The dealership told me that they would have to send these components out and it would take a week or two, and the cost would be around $1,100. I have not had it repaired, yet, I am in the process of buying a second vehicle so that I would be able to let the vehicle go for that long. I have noticed on the internet a number of this same complains. One website had 622 emails of complains about this same problem. This was a manufacturers defect, and General Motors needed to take care of it. This could be a potentially dangerous problem.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passenger seat heater comes on by itself. Blinker sensor will tell me that the blinker is on when it isn't. cd/radio lights blink on and off. Rear passenger window rolls down by itself. Fuel guage does not work properly and will often say it's full when it's empty or it's empty when it's full or half a tank when it is empty. Fuel injectors keep clogging up with carbon. Transmission failure from stop and delay acceleration while driving.

- Elk City, OK, USA

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