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4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,312 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,936 miles

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

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer states problem with vehicle transmission the consumer stated the six speed transmission shifted constantly, and hard. It didn't maintain speed when the cruise control was set. The dealer replaced several modules and sensors within the transmission.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012011

Tahoe

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light, followed by abnormal acceleration. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel injector needed to be cleaned yet, the remedy failed to repair the problem. The vehicle was taken back to dealer who then replaced the converter but to no avail. The vehicle was then taken to a local repair shop for a second opinion who diagnosed that the torque converter and the transmission were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Summersville, WV, USA

problem #1

Sep 102010

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
The vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Tahoe ltz. At about 9000 miles the vehicle started to have problems. When you first started the vehicle and drove it and had to stop in the first 1/2 mile or so, when you tried to accelerate the vehicle would jump forward and then lockup and the engine would die. It didn't matter if it was 30 degrees or 60 degrees out. It happened everytime the stop had to be done. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they said there were no codes so nothing could be wrong, GM was contacted and the dealership called back and had me leave the Tahoe there. They were told it only happened when the vehicle was first started or when it had been sitting for about 5 hours. It was tried shortly after I left it and they called and said nothing happened so they were going to leave it overnight and try it in the morning. They did and I got a call that it almost put the service person riding in the pass seat through the windshield. Long story shortened, it was found that the transmission was manufactured with out one of the main bearings, this was their answer to the problem and after about three weeks it was finally repaired and I got it back. GM, Chevy knows about this as they were part of the notification process as they had to ok all repairs on the rebuilding of the transmission would not install a new one. Don't know if it was a bearing or not as the Tahoe ran fine for about 9000 miles.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

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