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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,705 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe accessories - exterior problems

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

Mar 082011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,105 miles


Liftgate glass fell on head when opened. Appears weak bracket at top of glass is insufficient in quality, considering liftgate glass is rarely opened/closed. Mileage at incident was 58,102...vehicle is 3 1/2 years old.

- New Market, MN, USA

problem #21

Mar 072011


  • 50,345 miles
Two exterior door handles broke off in my hand in the past year. Seems to be more of a problem with the chrome ones than the other types.

- West Pittston, PA, USA

problem #20

Jan 162011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,570 miles
2007 Tahoe interior door handles. Peeling plastic chrome. Cut fingers.

- Briarcliff, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 012011


  • 29,000 miles


I have a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and over the past 3 months, the door handles have begun to come loose and pull off the vehicle. I've done research online and I've found that this is a very common problem. The piece is made of plastic and snaps into place and thus has become loose. All 4 of my doors are experiencing this problem and we've been told that GM is not covering this under warranty (I have an extended warranty as well) because it is considered a "trim" piece for the vehicle. This is another reason why I won't buy another GM car and hope they fail next time. I can't believe the government bailed them out and I would like a return of my portion of taxes given to them for their ignorance, lack of quality and lack of professionalism.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #18

Dec 142010


  • 57,700 miles
The metal plating on the interior door handle of my 2007 Chevy Tahoe is peeling off and I have cut my finger, twice, while opening the door.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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problem #17

Nov 252010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 113,010 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe and am experiencing the interior door handle problem that so many others have. The chrome-like plating is peeling and is razor sharp. The passenger side cut my husband's finger. He said it was very painful and it bled for a while - even started again a day later. The driver's side is doing the same thing, but I have not cut myself - yet.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #16

Oct 262010


  • 51,300 miles


Peeling metal plating on the driver's door handle is cutting my hand when I open the door; I have taken the vehicle to the Chevrolet dealership, but they say that the VIN number of my Tahoe is not covered by the previous recall.

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 222010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe and both the driver and passenger interior door handles have began to peel and are very sharp. My wife and myself are very careful when we open or close the doors so as to not cut ourselves, but my 2 year old son was in the front seat while I was cleaning the inside of the car and cut his hand on the door handles. It wasn't bad enough to need stitches but believe this is a defect that GM should replace for free, to prevent worse cuts from happening.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 202010

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Chrome is separating from the left front inside door handle. As a result, the chrome is jagged and I have cut my hand numerous time. I heard that this was a common problem with this model. 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe lt.

- Summersville, WV, USA

problem #13

Jul 072010


  • miles
The chrome "paint" on the interior door handles has flaked off and when you open or shut the door from the inside, it gives you a "paper cut." It has cut my fingers several times, you don't even think about the actions of opening or shutting the door before you do it because it is second nature so it is hard to do something to prevent it.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #12

Jul 272007


  • 200 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Whenever the contact would exit the vehicle, he would notice that the power door locks would suddenly lock without warning. In addition, the doors would suddenly lock while the contact was driving the vehicle and the interior door locks were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the locks were adjusted. The failure persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 200 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Mount Gilead, OH, USA

problem #11

Jun 202010


  • 48,000 miles
Interior door handles on 2007 Chevy Tahoe are sharp to the touch and we have received several cuts.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012010


  • 68,000 miles
I currently own a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. The chrome on the passenger door handle is peeling. I have cut myself several times when attempting to open or close the door. Short term solution was to put tape on the handle or a band aid. I already have 6 cuts (just like paper cuts) it happens frequently. Please investigate.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #9

Jan 052010


  • miles
I just read that the NHTSA is investigating the interior door handles on the 2007 Tahoe. I have had this problem many times, and so has my wife. It's the seam where the two pieces of 'fake' chrome come together at the top of the door handle - think of a razor sharp piece of plastic every time you try to open your door. I took it into the dealer (john L. sullivan, roseville, ca) where we bought it and they said there was no recall and that there was nothing they could do - pretty typical of a dealership I find. So I've just been dealing with it; that and nasty cuts on my fingers. I finally took a razor and shaved the pieces down, but now the white plastic of the handle is exposed. It looks horrible.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 102009


  • 71,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT3 that the interior door handles chrome plating is sharp, especialy where it meets at the seam. I have cut myself several times on these handles( both drivers and passenger door handles are this way) door handles on a vehicle especially only 3 years old shouldnt fail like this.

- North St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 162009


  • miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe ltz. The chrome plating from the interior door handles are sharp and on occasion I have to be careful not to move my fingers over the area where the plating meets at a seam. I had a slight cut previously from them.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While traveling at a speed of 35 mph the contact press on the brake and the vehicle accelerated up to 40 mph. The contact pressed the break again and the vehicle immediately stopped. Contact experienced failure with several components such as the battery, all the power door locks lock it automatically sets the alarm off. When the contact places his left foot close to the break pedal and emergency brake the interior lights and chimes would come on. On another occasion while parked the vehicles air bag deployed with smoke coming from the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the control module was replaced after the second battery replacement and the air bag system has not been repaired. Dealer refuses to perform service until further notice from the manufacturer. The current mileage is 36,500 and failure mileages were 15,000. Updated 5/20/2010 updated 09/-7/10

- Mt Gilead, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 282010


  • miles
The chrome plating on the interior door handles peel and create sharp edges that cut and draw blood.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #4

Nov 032009


  • 23,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe the chrome plating on the inside drivers door handle is peeling and my wife received a minor cut due to the sharp edge. The handles show be replaced by Chevrolet with a better design.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 242009


  • 12,805 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. He stated when entering his vehicle he noticed that his vehicle had been vandalized and the rear seats where missing. A police report was filed. The vehicle was inspected by an insurance adjuster who determined that there is no security plate behind the drivers side door handle which will prevent someone from braking the door handle and getting into the vehicle. He contacted the manufacturer and was informed that there where no current recalls on the vehicle so no compensation would be offered. He was informed by the repair shop that this is a common problem with the vehicle door handle failing with the year make and model. The vehicles where vandalized and the contact feels that the manufacturer should have the plates installed in the vehicles to prevent theft. The failure mileage was 12,805 and the current mileage was 13,000.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

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