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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,542 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 272006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


Continuing problem with the steering shaft of my 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. Steering shaft and front end "popping" and looseness continue even after replacement. Dealerships know about this problem and have been instructed by GM service to no longer replace the steering shaft as this "fix" is not working. They are currently unsure how to fix the problem. In the mean time owners have a vehicle that drives as if it is going to fall apart in the front end. The Tahoe handles badly over rough road and cornering making it difficult to steer at times especially at hi-way speed.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #5

Nov 112004


  • 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 #4

Aug 252003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153 miles
1. knocking in front end, intermittent steering shaft is out. I have been on waiting list since September 2003 and still not fixed.(in a wreck this component is what keeps the steering rod from projecting into the cab; per Chevrolet mechanic). 2. Sept. 2003 transmission: Grinding/vibrating sound in the middle of vehicle (think this is my torque converter), neutral position from a complete stop and while driving. Been in shop on 2 occasions and still not fixed, mechanic says the vehicle computer doesn't show any problems, so they won't fix it! 3.front differential leaking. Jan. 2004 to be fixed when steering shaft gets fixed! 4. passenger heaters come on by themselves. Nov. 2003 still not fixed 5. front driver's seat won't hold memory settings. Nov. 2003 still not fixed.

- Roland, OK, USA

problem #3

Jul 202004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Steering wheel feels loose. Thumping noise from stering wheel. Also loud cracking noise from front suspension when turning in driveway. Loud cracking noise from lower front windshield especially at freeway speeds.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 202004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Front end shakes like something is loose. The dealer made some repairs to the vehicle, but the problem still exists.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jan 012004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
During light braking and steering, the front end suspension seems to pop and rattle as though something is loose.

- Alpine, TX, USA

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