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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,419 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Aug 262004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,862 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The steering shaft and front suspension was replaced. The airbags did not deploy when the vehicle rolled over. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for a popping noise and loose steering. The steering shaft was removed and lubed and the front lower crossmember was tightened. The consumer's son was driving the vehicle when he lost control. The vehicle rolled over twice, end over end the side over side one and a half times. The consumer requested to be notified of how many of these steering, braking and or other problems incurred with this make/model.

- Granger, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 112004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The steering made popping noises and the steering felt loose. The dealer replaced the steering shaft and front suspension. The vehicle rolled over twice and the air bags did not deploy.

- Granger, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 202004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Clunking noise and feel in steering - loose steering.

- Riner, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 132004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, the steering wheel vibrated uncontrollably. The consumer drove to the dealer to have it inspected and the mechanic informed the consumer that the steering rack and pinion shaft needed to be replaced. Please fill in additional information.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 272004

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering loose/wobbly since buying vehicle. In for repair numerous times. At first told something was leaking, then replaced steering shaft thing, then told it was just the way the Tahoe drives. This week was told they "tweaked" the alignment and were going to push it beyond what Chevrolet normally recommends. Picked vehicle up and they had put two new tires on rear of vehicle in addition to alignment. I don't trust the steering and since they still say that is just the way it drives, not sure why they keep repairing things if that "is just the way the Tahoe drives".

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 272004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
Popping sound in steering. Chevorlet tried to fix the problem by lubrication on two occasions, but symptoms returned.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 172004

(reported on)

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer was informed the passenger air bag sensor wouldn't activate the air bags for 80 pounds or less, but it did when their 62 pound child was in the seat. Other problem are as followed: Driver's door experienced intermittent rattles, steering vibrations/grinding when turned to left, sunroof leaked heavily when it rained or when going through the car wash, dash lights were inoperative, headlights were inoperative, vehicle did not shift when in 4 wheel drive, window molding was loose, stereo lights flickered, seat memory in the driver's seat would not move to preset memory positions and would not move forward when the ignition key was removed, and the front power window along with the rear passenger window were inoperative.

- West Linn, OR, USA

problem #2

Jul 012003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
When I had my 2003 Tahoe for only 6 months, my Tahoe stalled in the road and had to be towed to the dealer. Well, they fixed it and they said it was a defective fuel pump. I would like to know if this has happened with other similar vehicles. Also, I had to bring back my Tahoe to the dealer last week because of a thumping noise in the steering wheel and they said that the steering wheel shaft just needed some lubrication. My concern is that I only had this vehicle for 14 months with 15700 miles on it and I already have problems. Could my vehicle be a lemon? please research about other 2003 Tahoe's if they have had similar problems.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermediate steering shaft play. This problem causes shaking in the steering wheel. Dealer lubricates the steering shaft and this is only a temporary fix. The problem will resurface and you will have to return to the dealer again. This is very inconvenient and you should consider this when purchasing this vehicle. This has also occured with my other vehicle a 2003 gmv Sierra. I have heard this from several other owners of the same type of vehicle and I feel General Motors should fix this problem instead of putting a bandade on it.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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