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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 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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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252004

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


While driving along the boulevard at 15 mph, the smell of burning electrical wires became more pronounced. When I looked through the rear view mirror I saw fire dropping from the rear passenger side speaker endangering the lives of the passengers and damaging our possesions in the cargo section. I notified the fire department and they extinguished the fire.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 272004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 20 mph consumer smelled burning wiring. Parked the vehicle, opened the hood and found nothing wrong. At the same time he looked to the rear and saw a heavy smoke coming from the passenger's side and suddenly vehicle caught on fire. Fire department showed up, extinguished the fire, and wrote a report indicating there was short wire on the speaker.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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