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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,753 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 172013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles

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

Air bag light has been on since we bought the vehicle and dealer told us that it is not covered under their warranty. But they did tell me that the airbags will not work if we were in an accident.

- Pilesgrove , NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 302012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Dashboard has substantial cracks at and around passenger air bag. Cracks have subsequently appeared on the dash above the steering wheel. May be associated with inadvertent deployment of air bag causing bodily harm to passenger.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 192012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 84,219 miles
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 4X4 V8 5.3L, check air bag light came on during a routine drive and no bags deployed. Checked with dealer and they wanted $300 to clear fault code B0083 for a front sensor. Looked online and many other GM vehicles have had similar issues with this safety related device. Since it is of safety concern and there has never been an accident with the vehicle I would like the NHTSA to investigate GM airbag sensor component failures of vehicles with less than 150K miles.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 052011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the airbag warning light illuminated and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic advised him that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired for the clock spring. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact that there were no recalls for his vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. Updated 04/10/12 updated 04/11/12.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 302012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
There is a very large cracked area on the dashboard on the drivers side near the speedometer area. My concern is that this may some how deploy the air bag or other mechnical instruments in this area.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #2

Mar 132011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 75 mph, the air bags inadvertently deployed and caused the contact to sustain a broke nose. The contact's injuries were treated at a local hospital. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 38,000. Updated 5/9/11 updated 05/18/11

- Nogales, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 082008

Tahoe

  • 49 miles
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz has had service airbag warnings displayed since the day we purchased it new from the Chevrolet dealer. Dealer repaired day of purchase and it was been returned to dealer three additional times for the same problem; service airbag light illuminates in the driver information center. We've received a different report of the problem and the solution each time from the dealer service department. The most recent time, onstar actually called the vehicle and told us they were receiving airbag warnings from the vehicle and that the airbags may not deploy in the event of an accident. There has not been an accident or injury to date, but we are obviously concerned that if there is an accident that we will not be protected. Feel free to call with any questions.

- Keymar, MD, USA

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