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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,651 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 engine problems

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,954 miles


The contact's mother owns a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe. The windshield wipers were not operating normally. They were repaired in 2001. Recall 03V159000 component: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer is related to the failure. The dealer confirmed that the VIN is not related to the recall. The dealer also wrote on the invoice that the windshield wipers are working temporarily and can fail at anytime. The corporate office of GM was also notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 147956 and current mileage was 148114. Updated 01/08/09 the consumer stated the problems started when the vehicle would not start. It was determined the problem was the fuel pump. The headlights were not coming on. The consumer requested that the headlight switch be looked at. The vehicle began to shake and stall and white smoke emitted from the muffler. The check engine light also illuminated. Updated 01/09/09.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 082005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was having trouble with electrical system. The exterior and interior lights inadvertently fail and cease working. Consumer took the vehicle to a dealer to determine the cause; however, the dealer was unable to locate the problem. The consumer is still experiencing unexpected failure with the lighting system. Also, check engine light was on. Dealer could not determine why the light was on. Fuel pump had to be replaced twice within the past year. The blinker and turn signals have to be replaced frequently. Coolant leaked into the engine and it had to be replaced. Air bag warning light illuminated. Starter was replaced. The steering wheel shook. The dealer replaced the idler arm and drag link. Water pump leaked. Power steering pump leaked. Brake cable broke. Pinion seal leaked. Master cylinder leaked.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
While driving at usual speed of 35 mph, down a steep hill my wife was terrified when suddenly the engine failed, steering and braking became difficult and, in her mind, nothing was working. She missed a number of cars at the bottom of the hill and pulled into a vacant gas station. The engine started for me after she called me on her cell phone and it was difficult to understand what had happened but the same thing happened to me driving and I understood the stress that she endured. The Chevy Agency(chase motors in middleboro mass was nice and curtious and stated that the problem had been fixed at no coast to us. The identical thing happened again ? time between and again the chase Chevy replaced the part and stated that this had been fixed and would not happen again. It is happening again and my wife states that she will never drive the car again. In talking to a representative at GMC he stated that although that was dangerous at 40 mph to happen they did not consider that a safety issue

- New Bedford, MA, USA

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