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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,419 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

May 102016


  • 130,000 miles


130,000 miles on this 2007 Tahoe. Had just exited the freeway and was going about 30 mph on a high traffic street (speed limit is 55) when my car started shaking and the engine light turned on, engine stabilizing, brake light turned on, track control stabilizing, every light/sensor turned on as my car was shutting down. The engine was still on and was shaking but I could not drive. I turned the car off for a few minutes and then turned it back on just so I can try to get back to work. Taking it to the shop after work to see what is happening.

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #33

Mar 122016


  • 171,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 45 mph, the service engine warning light, traction control warning light, and stabiltrac warning light illuminated. On several occasions, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated and failed to respond. While the vehicle was stationary or parked, it backfired. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 171,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #32

Feb 192016


  • 200,000 miles
The vehicle has a faulty throttle body and throttle position sensor that cause the vehicle to go into "engine power reduced" mode which basically means the vehicle doesn't move. The engine is still running, but the vehicle is inoperable. This has happened to me dozens of times, in intersections, and I have to roll off the side of the road. Additionally, the intake gaskets leak allowing fluid into the engine. The dash cracked. We have also replaced the air ride shocks (ltz model), the connector will wear a hole in the shock. We have also replaced broken motor mounts and tie rod ends. Additionally, the vehicle was constantly running hot and we replaced the thermostat and radiator. The vehicle leaks oil and our mechanic said that it's the rear main seal that needs to be replaced.

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #31

Feb 142016


  • 180,000 miles


My 2007 Tahoe all of the sudden started shaking and bucking while driving with my wife and two small kids (on valentines! wife was not happy). The service engine light came on as well as warning messages saying the traction control failed, check brake system and service stabilink system. It limped to our house and then it stalled and eventually was very hard to start. I took it to the dealership next morning and was told that the #6 lifter collapsed and they needed to check the camshaft to see if that was damaged. IżM still waiting on the call to see what the total damage is but I was told it was the active fuel management system. I also saw a lot of people's complaints online of the same thing. GM needs to own up and recall this issue. The estimate I got was around $3,500-$4,500 to repair this.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #30

Jan 202016


  • 100,000 miles
After removing the terminals in the battery the truck didn't start no more only some dashboard lights on but no start.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #29

Nov 032015


  • miles
When I drive my truck my stability an traction control lights come on an my truck slows down want let me go over 30 mph its even cuts off sometimes while I am driving

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #28

Dec 192015


  • 5 miles


I was driving and the engine light the traction light and the tire monitor system light lit up then the sign said engine power reduce and then the car engine started shaking really bad.

- East Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #27

Jul 022015


  • 180,000 miles
Stabilitrack light comes on and truck operates brakes and steering without my input. Engine has loss of power and runs rough.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #26

Aug 062008


  • miles
There have been repeated occurrences - both upon starting vehicle and when driving - where the check engine light will come on, followed by "service stabilitrak" "service traction control" and "engine power reduced", accompanied by very rough engine noise and the inability to go above 45 mph. Very dangerous when it happens on a freeway. After vehicles sits for an hour or so, normal engine function is restored. Dealer has replaced accelerator pedal a few times, but has no explanation for problem.

- Rossmoor, CA, USA

problem #25

May 212014


  • 142,331 miles
Oil consumption of at least a quart between oil changes, misfiring at idle causing check engine light, stability track control service light. Chevrolet tells me there is not even 1 service bulletin or recall notice on my Tahoe.

- Marathon, FL, USA

problem #24

Nov 112014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 90,633 miles


Since November 11, 2014, the stability track turns off while driving. I recently relocated to philadelphia, pa from austin, Texas. I have called several dealers and have been told it's a sensor (that according one honest dealer, doesn't exist). The worst moment of all was during a drive into work after moving to philadelphia. It was snowing maybe an inch or two, the stability control turned off on it's own. I went to break and my truck pulled to the right and bounced to a stop, narrowly avoiding a couple standing on the sidewalk. I managed to get to the office by driving 25 miles per hour for 10 miles. I again called several dealers one who agreed to look at my truck at no cost. He had my truck for the day and could not duplicate the issue. What I found was most of the dealers only drive the vehicle around the block, never more then a couple of minutes. It takes about 15 minutes at speeds around 45 to 65 miles per hour for this issue to show. When I asked the dealer to drive my truck in the same condition they stated they don't do that. So still no remedy for this issue. This makes no since that Chevy has not put out any statements or explained this issue. They have to know this is a problem. I am wondering if this isn't another "hide the findings until we get caught" approach. Someone has to know what is causing this. I think its time for a few lawsuits or class action suit. Seems these guys don't do anything until you hit them in their pockets.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #23

Mar 032015


  • 165,000 miles
Light comes on dash stability track control the anti lock brake is on and traction control light is on and also on dash light says traction control off.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #22

Feb 062015


  • 75,000 miles
While driving the Tahoe out of no where the warning light pops on says no traction control and that the engine is decreasing power and the car shuts off the power steering turns off and it leaves my wife in scarey situations it is a common issue as I have researched multiple Tahoe Suburban Silverado of similar year have the same exact is this not recalled and gms responsibility to fix before ppl start losing there lives...this is extremely dangerous...I am selling this Tahoe asap and this was my wifes dream car..thanks GM for standing behind your work and taking care or problems you created.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #21

Jan 262015


  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise and smelled a burning odor. In addition, the check engine, the tire, the traction, and the rear access warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Salma, AL, USA

problem #20

May 042012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
While driving, the electronic traction control and stability control shuts off and a warning appears on the dash. After driving a few miles the stability control comes back on for a short time and then goes off again. While driving the stability control may shut off intermittently several times. When the stability control goes off the transmission shifts very rough. The vehicle has been take to 2 Chevrolet dealers at total of 3 times. Each time they check the codes and reset the computer but the intermittent stability control and traction control problems return a few days later.

- Washougal, WA, USA

problem #19

Oct 172014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 97,486 miles
My 2007 Tahoe sputtered and hesitated as I approached a stop sign. As I stopped stability control / traction control dashlights appeared as well as the check engine, they both blinked and dash read service stabilitrak, and service traction control. As I pulled from stop sign the tranny slammed into 2nd gear with a bang and I was barely accelerating pulled over and shut the car off. When I tried to restart it just turned over. It took a few tries to get it to start, and when it did I smelled a strong smell of unburned fuel from the exhaust. I will contact GM to file complaint as my Tahoe has only 97K on it. Hopefully it's covered by warranty.

- Crescent City, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 302013


  • 115,000 miles
Myself and a friend were driving on the I75 to cincinnatti, Ohio and my truck was fine, no issues, no problems, and all of the sudden halfway there there was construction signs and majority of the vehicles that were driving in the right lane had to hurry up and switch lanes, in the process of getting over myself an others hit this pothole that was in the middle of the lanes that was supposedly being worked on, but there were no cones or anything around it. As soon as I hit it and was trying to get over my stabilitrak and traction light came on and my truck started jerking real bad, by the time I actually made it to where I was going my engine light had came on too and my truck was acting like it was going to cut off, it started smoking and I stopped by a gas station and people there tried to help me and told me it was best for me to try to make it home which is xenia, Ohio or I was going to get stuck in cincinnatti. It took a couple days for me to actually get it in the shop which is lang's Chevrolet in bevercreek, Ohio and when I took it there none of the body shop men knew what it was, then because of that they said we can take the engine apart but your going to be charged $1500 and if it's not that then I will be charged for them to put it back together and whatever I want them to do. Now being that you are a certified auto mechanic isnt it your job to know what it is" I'm bringing my truck back to where I payed cash for it and no one knows what it is. To me that is crazy and I'm still having the same issues I'm having with it before. I've took it to several body shops and have payed money to have it looked at for something that it wasnt and no one can tell me whats wrong. So I feel that Chevrolet has failed me and so has GM since they own them now. If you dont know whats wrong with it then why sell them" everyone with this problem is being ignored and its sad.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #17

Mar 032014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Stabilitrak light keeps coming on causing the Tahoe to jerk.

- Barnesville, GA, USA

problem #16

Mar 312014


  • 124,000 miles
I was on my way to work, driving approximately 55 mph and all of a sudden the "stabilitrak off", "traction control off", ABS light, check engine light all came on, simultaneously. My speedometer and other gauges started swinging from left to right and then flatlined, my power locks, "locked and unlocked". when the transmission shifted, the whole Tahoe jerked. When I arrived at my destination I attempted to re start the car and it wont start.

- Jeffersonville, VT, USA

problem #15

Mar 172006


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the stability control warning light illuminated as the vehicle began to lose power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that they could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Upland, CA, USA

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