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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122005

Tahoe 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


GM vehicles trucks and full size SUV's when key is in, one click forward, able to put into gear without the brake being applied. When key is in and car is running, you cannot get it into gear unless you apply the break 3 old child died April 12th, 2004 because of this problem in a 1997 Chevy Tahoe. I'm making the complaint on my 2004 Tahoe

- Florence, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 272004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I own a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. I have found that when the key is in the accessory position, you are not required to use the brake to shift out of park. My 18-month old son discovered this while we were cleaning out the truck and it started to roll down the driveway. I contacted the dealer to see if there was a recall or fix and found that there was not. I found out that this is actually how all Tahoe since 2003 are programmed to work. This behavior is not consistant with the other key positions and I feel is a saftey hazzard. Luckily no one was injured in the discovery of this. I would like to see someone follow up with GM to get this resolved before there are injuries or deaths. I would also like to see some follow up with me as to the outcome of this complaint.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

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