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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,120 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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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 022013


  • 125,000 miles


The dash for the past year will work for a month or two, then go out for a month or two. I can not read any of my dash gauges. I can't tell how fast I'm going or how much gas I have etc. I have read where numerous other Tahoe owners have experienced the same issue. It is very annoying and not safe for my teenage son to drive. With as many complaints as have been filed, can we get a recall?

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #6

Dec 042010


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 10 mph and approaching a stop sign, the contact noticed that front driver side tire was flat. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. The contact stated that the spare tire mount would not unlock and release the tire. The vehicle was towed to the residence where the contact purposely had to fracture a mechanism in order to detach the spare tire from the cable. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Beach City , OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 202008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 55-60 mph on normal road conditions, the four wheel drive activated without assistance. The four wheel drive mechanism failed to respond when the contact attempted to deactivate the system. The four wheel drive warning indicator illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. Recently, the front driver's and passenger side seats failed to recline backwards. In addition, there was water leaking from the sunroof near the passenger side sun visor. Finally, the passenger side power window and heated seat failed to operate. The VIN and mileages were unknown.

- Elkhorn, KY, USA

problem #4

Jan 012006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Passenger side underbody rattle-unable to find source. Occurs when car hits bumps and then resonates after.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #3

Apr 202005

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer receives a shock of static electricity when exiting 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. Neither the dealer nor manufacturer were able to provide the consumer with a satisfactory solution. The dealer suggested the consumer purchase rubber floor mats and static guard spary.

- Modesto , CA, USA

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problem #2

Sep 252004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,840 miles
Chevrolet Tahoe. Swerved to miss a dog at 35 mph and lost control. Car very unstable. The faster the speed, the harder it is to control. You have to be on the steering every second. If it is windy out, it will slide over to another lane without notice. Car very top heavy. Reported this to dealer in medford, Oregon and they said that is was normal. Normal to lose control so easily?? purchased new and only had 4,800 miles on it and sold it that day. I am a very good driver, no tickets or accidents and driving over 45 years. If my wife had been driving or a car had been coming the other way, someone would have been killed. If this had happened at 60 to 70 mph, a certain roll over would have happened. Car very unsafe.

- Eagle Point, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 012004


  • miles
At freeway speeds the vehicle feels like it is not solidly fastened to the frame.

- Plano, TX, USA

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