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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,895 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 122016

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 87,000 miles


87K mi lifter cylinder 4 collapsed and never re filled due to the emissions system shutting off the oil and fuel to this cylinder (electronic fuel management). As a result the lifter needed to be replaced, lifter are located under the head.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152012

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 117,475 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. The contact stated that the rear hatch door failed to unlock. The failure recurred on several occasions. On a separate occasion, while driving at approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled causing another vehicle to crash into the rear of the contact's vehicle. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,475.

- Mangilao, GU, USA

problem #3

Nov 222011

Tahoe Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 105,002 miles
I was in the parking lot with the motor running and heard a knocking sound coming from engine. I immediately took it to robbins Chevrolet.

- Houston, TX, 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

Jan 162013

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the cause of failure was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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