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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe lights problems

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


Rear lift gate will not unlock and it doesn't have a manual release inside nor does it have a key access from outside the vehicle to unlock it. If involved in an accident/wreck someone could be trapped in the vehicle with no way out. Shift indicator light in dash does not illuminate - unable to tell what gear the vehicle is in. Extreme safety hazards! Chevy should be held responsible and issue a recall to prevent someone from being injured.

- Marianna, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 142010


  • miles
Poor quality electrical to exterior lamps (brakes/signals/headlights) causes them to go out even when the bulb is still good. Have replaced bulbs in excess of "normal". safety concern regarding assumption that all lamps are working (especially when recently replaced) only to find out through law enforcement or other motorists that one or multiple lamps are not functioning. Event has occurred multiple times and without warning. Incidental observation of vehicles of similar make/model on the road indicate this is a common problem. Also, conversations with auto parts stores indicate this is a common problem with this vehicle type. Remedied by replacing bulbs and/or re-seating bulb in socket.

- Kuna, ID, USA

problem #1

Jul 262007


  • 40,000 miles
The 3rd brake light is an led type and is inoperable. I have noticed that a number of same style Chevy Tahoe have the same problem. Nothing has been done at this point to rectify the problem.

- Derby, KS, USA

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