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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,262 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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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #16

Aug 222011

Tahoe

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the rear liftgate failed and he was unable to open it from the interior or exterior. The vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #15

Jul 192011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
2006 Chevy Tahoe, rear hatch will not unlock/open. Window will not open as well, keyless entry so I have no other options. Safety issue as I have 5 children and there is no manual way to open the latch from the outside or inside of vehicle. Just spent $400 on a faulty acceleration sensor that went out while driving on the highway. Lost power to vehicle on the highway, another safety issue that might need to be investigated.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #14

Jun 012011

Tahoe

  • 107,000 miles
2006 Chevy Tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. Repair est. At 600+ dollars but still will not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. Extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. Ada should review this problem for disabled needing equipment and access through this door!

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #13

Jul 012011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 83,877 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. The liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. This is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. I read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. Chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. Why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. I would hate for this to happen to anyone and I hope that you all can look into this. Not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. Please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Charleston, MO, USA

problem #12

Jun 012011

Tahoe

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,000.

- Martinsville, VA, USA

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problem #11

Jun 012011

Tahoe

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated he was unable to open the rear lift gate automatically or manually. The local mechanic inspected the vehicle and noticed that the power lock actuator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. A local mechanic replaced the power lock actuator. The VIN information was not available. The failure and the current miles were 70,000.

- Reddick , FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 292011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2006 Chevy Tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. No manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. From all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. The right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.

- Montrose, CO, USA

problem #9

Apr 242011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open.

- N/A, TN, USA

problem #8

Dec 012010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 63,800 miles
Liftgate unlock quit working at around 63000 miles. There is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. It failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. The only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. When I took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $125 to diagnose problem, $500 to replace the lock actuator, or $200 to unlock with no repair to locking mechanism. I read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle. GM should really acknowledge and address this problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Jan 202011

Tahoe

  • 75,000 miles
Rear liftgate and window fail to unlock or open with keyless entry fob. There is no way to open or unlock. Dealership said it was a failed actuator and almost $600 to replace.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 302010

Tahoe

  • 164,039 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. While the vehicle was parked she noticed that the rear latch had become inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. The dealer performed a diagnostic and advised her that the latch would need replacing. She called the manufacture and was advised that there were no recalls and referred her to the dealer for further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 164,039 and the current mileage was 165,039.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122010

Tahoe

  • 121,000 miles
Rear liftgate actuator has failed. Safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. There are many complaints about this same problem. GM should recall this part asap.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 262010

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
2006 Tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. It doesn't make any noise. There is no key hole to open manually. My grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. There is no inside handle, either. My sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. GM should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. The most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #3

Nov 202010

Tahoe

  • 67,500 miles
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe liftgate lock actuator quit working at around 67000 miles. There is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. It failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. The only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. When I took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $500 to replace the lock actuator. I read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #2

Aug 092010

Tahoe

  • 66,100 miles
2006 Chevy Tahoe rear lift gate or window will not unlock to open. Can not manually open from inside vehicle due to poor engineering. This is a safety hazard in my opinion. GMC will not accept responsibility for this defect. I searched online and found tons of customers with the same problem in all makes of GM SUVS. It is in my opinion this should be a recall safety hazard.

- Rockwell, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 192009

Tahoe

  • 47,875 miles
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71. Rear liftgate fails to unlock. Keyring and door panel buttons unlock all doors, but rear liftgate remains locked. There is no key hole access on the outside of the liftgate and there is no manual lock release in the vehicle. Liftgate panels had to be removed from the inside of the vehicle in order to access the locking mechanism and move the lock to disengage and open the liftgate. Further inspection and testing showed that locking motor works to lock the liftgate but the mechanism fails to align properly when attempting to unlock, preventing mechanism from disengaging.

- Woodland, CA, USA

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