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really awful
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 1 of 3)

problem #42

Jun 122010

Tahoe

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that upon inspection, the door lock mechanism failed to operate intermittently and without warning. The contact also mentioned that when shifting into park, the doors would not unlock intermittently and the unlock/lock button had to be depressed repeatedly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the driver's side door lock module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #41

May 232013

Tahoe

  • 77,000 miles
I have had issues with my door locks going on and off for years and the dealer could never figure out what was wrong with it supposedly. I own a 2007 Chevy Tahoe lt. I was driving home from work on 05/23/2013 at about 50mph when I lost power for no apparent reason. I was luckily in the outside lane where I could maneuver my vehicle off the road without getting hit from behind as quickly as possible. At first I thought it was a dead battery and the tow truck jumped me and it started just fine so I replaced the battery the next day. Then I tried to start it the next day and nothing electrical would turn on when I turned the key. Tow truck came again to jump me and I took it to the dealer and they said it was the battery cables right from the get go. The service manager has been there for 15 years and knew exactly the issues I was having. They replaced the cables to a cost to me of $500!!! he said that Chevy knows it's an issue but because there aren't enough people experiencing it they won't do a recall..absolutely ridiculous!!!!! they are lucky my kids weren't in the car and that nobody was hurt because I would have filed the biggest lawsuit they ever saw!!!!

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #40

Jun 012012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer states after driving on the highway for 15 minutes or so the tire low pressure indicator light on the instrument panel came on the consumer stated before he took the vehicle to the dealer, the air was checked several times, with no indication of a problem. The consumer then took the vehicle to the dealer, where they replaced the sensor in the right rear tire. However, the problem continued. The consumer went to another dealer, where they ran a test and found no problem. After filing a complaint, the consumer went back to the second dealer where they found a lock problem. They replaced and reprogrammed the rcdlr. The consumer stated the problem is ongoing. Also, the doors locked on their own on a number of occasions.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #39

Feb 042012

Tahoe

  • 92,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the driver and passenger rear door could not be unlocked. The owner would have to manually pull the door lock up after opening the window in order to get the door open. The contact was concerned because a young child usually sat in the rear seat and the contact was concerned that in the event they would have to exit the vehicle hastily, the child could possibly become stuck in the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Crossville, AL, USA

problem #38

Oct 012007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I have a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Since I bought the car these are some of the issues I have had with the car- all within the first year - some issues are ongoing. Three of the four door handles are frayed and cause cuts. The center console was literally coming apart at the seams. I can hear the sound of wind very loudly with the windows up. Shortly after I bought the car - I returned to the service dept. At the dealer (moreno valley Chevrolet) advising them that the door locks are not properly operating with the key fob and that the sound of wind was/is very loud and the tires are making noise. Well, they replaced, reset, and whatever else to the door locks - and the electronic fob still did not (and does not) work. Even after three (or four) attempts to resolve this - I have to use the key, the fob does not work. The dvd player plays at will. At one of those visits - where I advised of excessive noise, the dealer replaced three of my tires and my dvd player - without my request. The service tech says - "oh, they hooked you up." I asked and asked "why" they replaced these things and no one, including the service manager, had an answer. And still - the tires wear unevenly, are loud, and the ride is not smooth and the dvd player plays when it wants to. I took my car to jiffy lube for an oil change and the guy there said, "one day, your tires are going to fall off, this (what the name was-I can't recall) is broken...it's just a matter of time before it falls apart." I took it to the dealer (moreno valley Chevy) and they said "cannot duplicate." Never, ever another Chevy.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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problem #37

Aug 152011

Tahoe

  • miles
Our 2007 Chevy Tahoe has had to have 2 door handles replaced in the last 2 years. Both handles have experienced the exact same issue. The piece which connects the handle to the door snaps allowing it to move freely from the doors. These incidents both occurred when the person entering the vehicle tried to pull on the handle to open the door. One incident was due to my wife opening the door and the other occurred when a 14 year old tried to open the door. We have had it replaced once and now have to do the same again. Since this is a $400 expenditure with parts and service each time. This issue was not covered under warranty so we have to pay for this ourselves.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #36

Aug 212011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

My child attempted to open rear door on my 2007 Chevy Tahoe ltz. One side of the handle broke, thus pulling one side away from the door and pinching her hand somehow! this is the 2nd handle to break on this vehicle. I personally went to open my passenger side door and it broke right off! what if we were in a crash and needed to be pulled out and the door handles break off"!" very dangerous! upon investigating this defect I have learned this is not an uncommon incident! see following link www.topix.com/forum/autos/Chevrolet-Tahoe/trfog7J2eokh998G2 I hope we can see a recall out of this!

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #35

Aug 092011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Exterior door handle on my 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz practically broke off in my hand when opening the door. Major safety hazard that handles break apart and entry into the car could be a problem should their be an emergency or accident.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #34

Apr 142011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
I am writing to advise a complaint regarding our 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz door handles. In April 2011, the outside drivers side door handle came partially unattached from the body of the vehicle. The handle came loose only on one side (the far left) leaving it attached from only the far right. The exact same thing happened to the drivers side rear passenger within the last week. That is 2 handles in 2 months. My 5 year old daughter pinched her finger in the unattached space while attempting to open the door. I have taken our vehicle to the dealer and they are charging $172 per handle for the repairs. Vehicle is a 2007 with only 25,000 miles.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #33

Jun 102011

Tahoe

  • 53,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe has faulty chrome door handles owned the SUV for a little over a year. All 4 have been replaced but with the same faulty handles. Recently the drivers handle broke again. This time my husband had to tie and hold the door closed to get to the dealership they wanted us to pay for the last 2 B/C it's out of warranty. They said it's a one time comp. The next time we will have to pay. Dealership says they have nothing but problems with the chrome handles. They need to be recalled and replaced with a new design.

- Leawood, KS, USA

problem #32

Mar 042011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles

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

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz all door handles have broken, now a pinch hazard and major defect on the SUV.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #31

May 012009

Tahoe

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the door handles were faulty and would constantly fracture. The dealer made two attempts to duplicate the failure but could not. However, the handles continued to fracture sporadically. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current mileage was approximately 37,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- St Robert, MO, USA

problem #30

Jun 132010

Tahoe

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side exterior door handles would not release to allow access into the vehicle. The contact had to enter the vehicle through the rear driver side door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where both door handles were replaced. Most recently, the similar failure recurred with both rear exterior door handles. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Summit, MS, USA

problem #29

Sep 142009

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 31,680 miles
Outer door handles frequently break. Lack of reliable primary safety entry to small children in rear car seats posses major safety issue.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #28

May 022009

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 25,686 miles
Outer door handles frequently break. Lack of reliable primary safety entry to small children in rear car seats posses major safety issue.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #27

May 252010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Outer door handles frequently break sometimes coming off completely. These handles provide best emergency access to small children in rear child safety seats. Lack of reliable access posses significant safety risk.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #26

Mar 062011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Outer door handles frequently break sometimes coming off completely. These handles provide best emergency access to small children in rear child safety seats. Lack of reliable access posses significant safety risk.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #25

Apr 232003

Tahoe

  • 79,200 miles
My wife opened the passenger door of our Tahoe and the peeling chrome cut her finger.

- Wales, MA, USA

problem #24

Apr 102011

Tahoe

  • 43,000 miles
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz door handles have been replaced at least once and now going on to the second set. These are poorly made exterior door handles.

- Milford, DE, USA

problem #23

Mar 282010

Tahoe

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz. The contact stated that all four exterior door handles were fracturing from its housing. Two of the handles were previously replaced yet the failure continuously recurred. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Bostwick, GA, USA

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