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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,794 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.

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202015

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle independently accelerated. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed three times in order for the vehicle to slow down. The contact stated that the vehicle ran off the road into a ditch. The air bags did not deploy and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 11/09/15 the consumer has since sold the vehicle. Updated 12/15/15.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #3

Jan 062015

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,859 miles
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz check engine light came on and would drive but in a jerking motion. We had vehicle towed to our mechanic who diagnosed the issue as a engine control module dtc P2135, the reduced engine power displayed and the traction off also displayed. The mechanic was able to clean out the throttle body to remove the check engine light. I then called my local Chevrolet/GM service center in East hartford, ct and they said that the item is covered under a special coverage adjustment #11273 for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles but there is nothing they can do until the light comes back on. He informed me that it will happen again, though. I then called corporate GM and they also told me that there is nothing I can do except wait for the issue to arise. The manager told me that the engine speed would reduce to 50mph but it isn't a safety concern. If this car is traveling at 65-70mph on the highway and reduces speed to 50mph with no brake light how is this not a safety issue"?" needless to say, they said there was absolutely nothing they could do so now I have to have my wife and 2 kids drive around in a vehicle that we know has an issue but cannot not get it fixed properly until it occurs again. This is a common issue with these vehicles and it needs to be addressed as a safety recall before someone gets seriously injured. Case #[xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Aug 092011


  • miles
On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, as I moved over to pass a car on the left on a 2-lane highway, the accelerator in my 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe began accelerating at a very fast rate on its own and "stuck". I hit the brakes several times, but it did not "unstick" and kept accelerating. I am not certain to what exact speed the car reached during this time, but I believe it was in excess of 80 mph. Shifting the car to neutral backed it off. After putting it back in drive and punching the accelerator 3-4 times with my foot, the car "unstuck" and speed reduced; not certain if my action "unstuck" it but at this point the speed reduced. Needless to say, I was extremely scared and it was an extremely unsafe situation. Van horn Chevrolet in Plymouth, Wisconsin, confirmed a day later that diagnostics showed a fault code and the sensor was faulty, and the sensor was subsequently replaced. The repair invoice states "replaced accelerator pedal position sensor."

- West Bend, WI, USA

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