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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,662 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 052008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,954 miles

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

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 #8

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 #7

Aug 132003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 2 wheel drive 4 door 5.7 vortec fuel pump failure. I have replaced the fuel pump assembly 3 times in the last 45,000 miles(4 months)the wiring connector to the pump gets hot and melts the wires inside the pump the last one had melted the wire bare inside the tank.the pump still works but the pump assembly is unusable due to melting of the housing and resulting leakage.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #6

Jul 272002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles

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

Replaced fuel pump on 7/27/02. Fuel pump failed due to electrical problems again on 7/28/02. Electrical connection to pump replaced and 2nd replacement pump installed on 7/30/02. Total cost of repairs $665.58. Safety recall tsb #98044, Aug. 98 "fuel tank" - may contact body sill. I don't know if this was ever corrected on my vehicle. I am the second owner. It is possible that this recall was the cause of the problems with my vehicle.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 142001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer chip failed, and vehicle willnot start at all. Dealership replaced computer chip, and noted that windshield wipers will not work. Consumer stated that the alternator, fuel pump, fuel filter, daytime running lamps, airconditioner, and computer brain were all replaced.

- Huston, TX, USA

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problem #4

Mar 281997

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump has been replaced 6 times since purchase. Mechanics at dealership mentioned to consumer that they replaced this component all the time, it was a defective part.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #3

Dec 242000

Tahoe 4WD Diesel

  • miles

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

The pump on this vehicle has gone out 8 times with the most recent the24 of Dec the vehicle just dies or stops in traffic. It also leaves no codes in the computer. I have talked to other diesel owners who are also having problems with the diesel fuel pump. This is not unique to just Tahoe all the GM 6.5 are affected, GM has sent out an extentsion of the warranty to 120000 on 1994-2000 vehicles w/ diesel engines yet we continue to replace the pump every 8000-15000 miles.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #2

Feb 102000

Tahoe

  • miles
Fuel pump electrical system failure. Not sure if it is a defect but alarming just the same. Wiring harness/connections on fuel pump and sending unit inside of fuel tank melted, overheated and burned. While this may be an isolated incident to my vehicle mechanics informed me that I was extremely lucky car did not catch on fire and tank ignite..

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 191998

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Fuel pump failure.

- Parker, CO, USA

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