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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,500 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.

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 212016


  • 150,000 miles


Very bad fuel leak on top of gas tank gas pouring all over the tank

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 012015


  • 85,000 miles
The fuel line rusted through where it exits the gas tank causing fuel to leak all over the top of the gas tank.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 172014


  • 65,000 miles
Tighten fuel cap warning started coming on and now having issues with refueling. Gas pump shuts off constantly while trying to refuel and gas spews out all over, takes forever just to manage to pump $10 worth of gas in it, very frustrating to say the least along with money wasted from fuel shooting out while trying to pump gas. Seems like GM would have a recall on this issue as from doing research there are many others with this same problem !!!!

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 072015

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 122,000 miles


On February 7th the driver side airbag spontaneously deployed as my family and I were driving home from the store. We contacted GM to find out if there were any recalls on our vehicle. We were instructed there were not and we should contact GM customer service. On February 11th they had us take our vehicle to a GM dealership where they conducted and investigation to determine why. GM returned our vehicle to us on March 3rd stating the airbag deployment was caused by shorted wires in the wiring harness. Since our vehicle was returned to us we have had several more issues that were not present prior to the airbag deployment. The driver seat is stuck in one position, the rear windows will not work, the rear locks will not work, the fuel system is leaking gas, and the battery is dead, even having to be jump started when it was returned to us. General Motors refuses to do anything to correct the problems, stating these problems are not a manufacturer defect. However, when the airbag blew, while we were driving down the road, there was significant smoke inside the dash, we believe the airbag burnt/shorted the wires after it deployed. GM claim number [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wolcott, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 092014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 178,000 miles
When attempting to crank vehicle, it just turned over acting like it was not firing. Will finally crank after several attempts. After having issue looked at by a mechanic, he stated that ignition was sending a false signal to cam. Shortly after the odometer started giving a error and cannot get the present mileage any longer. Just learned of this site and was trying to see if others were having the same problems. Have not yet taken to mechanic on issue with odometer.

- Saraland, AL, USA

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problem #4

Mar 012014


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the key failed to turn and start the vehicle after numerous attempts. The vehicle was finally able to start, but the failure recurred. In addition, there was a fuel odor coming from the vehicle. The contact discovered a fuel leak near the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump and the fuel lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The initial failure was not diagnosed. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06E043000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 252014


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact smelled fuel inside and outside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed to operate. The contact mentioned that when the vehicle was turned off and restarted; the fuel gauge level would display a different amount. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel sending unit needed to be repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 44,500 miles
Mechanic informed me that my fuel and brake lines need to be replaced due to the fact that they are totally corroded.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

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