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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,667 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012015

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 115,000 miles


Vehicle will jerk uncontrollably at times at parking lot speeds. Vehicle will stall at times when taking off from a stop. Vehicle will accelerate at times by itself witout pressing accelerator. Dealer claims it needs a new battery but cannot replicate problems. I disaggree with dealer and think vehicle is dangerous.

- Spanish Fort, AL, USA

problem #2

May 282014

Tahoe Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
When started (usually the second time of the day after being driven to work and then having sat all day) the vehicle coughs and runs rough for a second. Then the throttle does not respond to input for a variable period of time. When it does respond it may respond to previous input causing unanticipated acceleration. I have had to use both feet on the brake to avoid a crash. Throws no codes. Dealer says they cannot diagnose it although they have reproduced it. In addition, an independent shop says that on start/restart there is a grinding noise in the starter/transmission (the electric motor in the transmission is used as a starter). Dealer denies hearing this although the independent says it happens every time.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102009

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 18,000 miles
2008 hybrid Tahoe slow reverse out of parking space, absolutely no pressure in the brakes. Put the pedal to the floor and vehicle came to rolling stop, 5-10 feet with pedal to the floor. Pressure returned after changing transmission to drive and pumping. Dealer could not duplicate. No warning lights or error codes when service checked it out. We completed buyback / lemon law with regard to this issue and transmission. Transmission was completely replaced at direction of GM engineers and had same issues present within 2-3 months.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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