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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,250 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles

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

The 2009 Tahoe fuel module control board assembly exhibited faulty adhesive and allowed water to enter and create one or more shorts in the fuel module. This prompted a check engine light. The vehicle was taken to a Chevrolet dealership (buckalew Chevrolet, conroe, tx). After checking the VIN, the dealership stated that no active recalls were found and that the fuel module had been exposed to too much water. I was asked if I took the Tahoe "off-roading" or used boat-ramps excessively. I replied that the Tahoe had not been exposed to any form of off-roading or abnormally wet conditions and had not been taken to any boat ramps or bodies of water. I was told the condition was not covered under the drivetrain warranty and therefore required repairs that had to be paid by the vehicle owner. I have since found a GM recall that matches the symptoms and diagnosis exactly (GM recall no. 08411), but after calling the national hotlines listed for Chevrolet and GM (as well as the local dealer), I have been told that my VIN does not match those listed under the recall. The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe is still experiencing several issues with adhesive failure in areas requiring water seals (fuel module again, cabin leaks, door leaks causing shorts in power windows and power locks in two doors). Despite many attempts, I have been unable to prompt Chevrolet/GM to take any appropriate action in assisting/resolving the issue.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 282011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
Was driving on a local street a little over 20mph, getting ready to get on highway, when my 2009 Tahoe abruptly, forcibly, and instantly dangerously dropped down to almost 10mph. The car behind me had to abruptly stop to avoid colliding with my truck. Tried to increase speed to over 10mph and truck kept forcibly jerking. I was able to avoid a few collisions by turning on my hazard lights and waving out my hand to traffic. Definitely did not get on the highway because my truck would not increase speed and continuously, forcibly, and abruptly jerked all the way down to the dealer (approximately 9 miles, 20 minutes driving).

- San Jose, CA, USA

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