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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,576 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 252014


  • miles


Tahoe dash is cracking on the corner of the passenger airbag. A very dangerous spot for a jagged edge to be next to an airbag.

- Nrh, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 142012


  • 31,000 miles
I have read thousands of complaints about the dashboard being cracked. Mine has done the same and I had taken it to the dealer to see if it was covered under warranty and they had told me no because it did not come from the factory like that. I'm thinking well no [xxx], have an electrical issue/powertrain issue/engine issue/ etc it's probably not going to come from the factory with the issue. Anyway I am trying to contact Chevrolet to fix the issue and/or put out a recall for the problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Felton, DE, USA

problem #4

Feb 082014


  • 25,000 miles
This vehicle, while driving, suddenly the radio goes off, the warning lights come up, the alarm goes off, and the locks start cycling, sometimes the engine goes off, sometimes the engine just jerks.when the engine cuts off, all the electrical system goes dead, I have to wait from 1 to 15 minutes for the system come back on. This vehicle has been on service five times for the same problem: The first time, they didn't find any problems.the second time, they said that the security alarm was the problem, it was removed. The third time they said that the mechanic forgot to connect some wires from the alarm, and also put some grease on the connectors.the fourth time the diagnostic was: Faulty ignition switch and leaking battery.the fifth time the diagnostic was: Coins inside the radio making a short, they removed the radio. Now, I'm driving without radio and it keeps doing the, (like many other times) I almost have an accident, the warning lights came up, the needles on the gauges went crazy, the engine jolted and the car came to a total stop.a car almost rear ends us, I was honked at by everyone, and I tried to turn on my emergency lights to warn others but they didn't respond, there was no power. Here we were completely stunned in the middle of the presenting a clear danger to the drivers around and the car wouldn't respond.a few minutes later, which felt a lot longer, the car came back to life and we were able to drive off.every time it is a different story and the diagnostic always seems to change.the mechanics canżżT pinpoint the error so they are simply guessing. I ask GM to take full responsibility for the car.I am frightened to drive the vehicle. IżżM risking my own life and the life of my family and others. Unfortunately, I need transportation and I have no choice to keep driving a defective vehicle.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 76,318 miles


Engine light, alb, and service traction control light came on the dash, message loosing engine power as well, driving conditions were very dangerous, truck kept jerky as I was driving it, could only go up to max of 15 mph, the truck is not safe to drive.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 082012


  • 57,140 miles
Dashboard is cracked clearly defective leaving wires exposed to temp differences that can cause exposure to moisture on electrical wires, circuits inside dash that worries me of electric fires GM wont replace dash at 100% cost and their are clearly issues regarding their dashboards all over the us but GM will not address this..

- Corpus Christi , TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 232010


  • 1 miles
We purchased a new 2010 Chevy Tahoe with a trailer package. When we plugged the trailer plug in, we found that the no electricity was transmitted to the trailer lights and brakes. When we brought to vehicle to a Chevy dealer, they informed us that the wires were not connected at the fuse box. We believe this is safety problem and a manufacturing defect. Even worse the dealer claimed that this safety defect was not covered by the warranty because we did not ask for the wires to be connected to the fuse box when we bought the car. We were shocked at this convoluted argument. The manual indicated that we just and to plug the trailer wires into the Tahoe plug. We are concerned that this manufacturing defect could lead to safety problem if someone just plugged their trailer wires in and later found themselves without trailer lights or brakes.

- Kensington, MD, USA

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