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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,226 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 152006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I drive a 2004 Tahoe ls. I am a salesman and drive quite a bit and have racked up around 95,000 miles to this day. While driving, about a year ago, I noticed my speedometer acting erratically. The needle would jump or lurch past each number as it ascended through the numbers on the speedometer. It was more noticeable in the 55 to 75mph range. The speed was still accurate so I viewed it as a non-issue. However, as time went on the accuracy began to degrade as I started noticing the speedometer would stop at 40 mph while I was driving highway speeds. The degradation has continued up to now where I am lucky if the needle even moves off of 0 mph. When the needle does move it freezes at about 15 mph forcing me to guess at my speed by monitoring the tachometer. This is a pretty dangerous situation and I would like to assume GM would look to remedy this situation quickly. The alternative is for the consumer to foot the bill of a $500-$1100 repair cost for a manufacturer's defect as many dealers already know that the "cluster needs to be replaced". this is a well-documented issue for gms built in the 2003 to 2005 model years which we, as consumers who have already invested at least $40,000 on these vehicles, need to see remedied. P.S. the 07 Ford Expedition and Expedition el appear to be very nice

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 232006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,223 miles
2004 Chevy Tahoe-speedometer acting erratic. First notice problem while driving on the freeway doing 70 mph, then applied brakes to slow down and the speedometer went down to 30 mph. I came back to 70 mph, so I thought, but traffic was passing me up like if they were doing 100 mph. In reality I was doing about 50 mph. Next day it was working fine, but now the speedometer is jerky. Reading Chevy Tahoe forums a lot of people are having the same problems and after a few days of the jerky speedometer the speedometer completely goes out. This needs to be recalled.

- Selma, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 062006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
: the contact stated while starting the vehicle it lurches forward six inches to one foot. This only occurs while the vehicle is parked. The dealer determined this was a common problem with this year, make, and mode, L but did not offer a remedy.

- Dayton, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 262004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Whenever I try to accelerate the car does not respond. This is a safety issue, for example when I try to merge on to the freeway. Chevy stated that the car is performing as it should. I have driven other identical cars, that do not have the same problem. But they refuse to fix the safety issue.ui.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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