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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 092002

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Consumer states that he notice that the battery was leaking causing the cable to be eaten up. Nlm

- Oyster Bay, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 152000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
The battery acid is leaking on electrical, steering and brake line and frame of vehicle.

- Parsons, KS, USA

problem #8

Apr 012000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
The battery failed after 2 years (5 year battery). The failure caused battery acid to spill all over the electrical harness and cause major electrical damage. This is the second battery they installed, and I believe GMC should re-imburse me for the damage it caused to my vehicle.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 132000

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Consumer had to replace battery and altenator because the battery was leaking on the right side, just like investigation ea 00 013 battery leaks acid.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 202000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
The problem I had is similar to one you are investigating against Chevrolet. My vehicle wouldn't start and it was discovered that the battery leaked acid and I had to have the battery assembly, terminals and battery replaced. I just wanted to add my complaint to the 200+ you have so far. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like. Thank you.

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #5

Feb 012000

Tahoe

  • miles
EA00013/battery leaks acid: Battery acid leakages causes damages to air system/ wiring harness/headligths, etc. Dealer / manufacturer notified. Feel free to provide further details.

- Pierson, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 092000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Consumer noticed a hole in battery, which leaking fluid onto brakes. Dealer has been notified. Please provide further infomtaton.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 271998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
I have a 96 Chevy Tahoe. It has 37,000 miles and is, therefore, just outside the 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. I have talked to several other Chevy truck owners and they tell me that Chevy trucks have a problem with batteries. Though the battery is rated at 72 months, it only lasts for approximately 24 months. I have asked two different mechanics at the Chevy dealer (macpherson Chevrolet) and they say that it is true - batteries only last about 2 years. They also admit that they replace hundreds of batteries, often repeatedly on the same vehicles. They also tell me that in their opinion it is a GM design defect that the manufacturer has chosen to ignore. I have now replaced the battery twice (this is the third battery in the vehicle). The first time GM paid for it under the warranty. The second time it was just out of warranty so I had to pay for it. I also had to pay for repair of a battery cable that leaking battery fluid had damaged. Though the dealer admits that the 72 month warranty is printed right on the battery, they say that the warranty ends with all other warrantees at 36,000 miles. That is GM policy and they showed me a memo from GM saying so. I had planned to keep this vehicle for a couple of years. However I do not relish the thought of having a very unreliable vehicle when I travel for any distance, knowing that the battery may go dead at any time. By the way, when this happens, due to the all electronic nature of the engine, nothing works - the engine dies, the power brakes no longer work, and the power steering no longer works, even at freeway speed. In my opinion this is very dangerous behavior. Thanks for your assistance, tom nickelsen

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 021998

Tahoe

  • miles
Battery has a crack, causing acid leaks through battery plate onto floor. Dealer/mfr. Notified. Problem has not been resolved at this time.

- Frankford, IL, USA

problem #1

May 291997

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Battery failed.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

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