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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,250 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.

1996 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

May 172013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


Vehicle stop shut down complete with jerking before shutting down stop pulling and lost all power now service engine light is on and anti-lock brake light is on and want shift into second gear as if something is wrong with transmission.

- Dequincy, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 222004


  • miles
I had a 1996 Tahoe that occasionally sped up while on cruise control. I sol this vehicle about four Y ears ago.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Sep 231998


  • miles
Recall 96V05700, manufacturer's recall 96-C-26; vehicle would not crank after dealer had just repaired car. Jump started the car, engine started racing as fast as it could go, sparks came out from under the hood, tapping on the gas to get the engine to stop racing, pressed on the brakes and the car kept going. Slammed into park, driver was injured in incident. Opened the hood and white smoke appeared. Dealer contacted, and will not respond to calls. Stated they cannot find a problem.

- Hallsville, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 191998


  • miles
Truck was hit from behind and knocked into another car, then the truck accelerated while driver had foot on brake hitting same vehicle again. That vehicle was pushed to the service lane, and truck hit vehicle in front of it. The truck is being repaired.

- Terrell, TX, USA

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