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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 222000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40 mph, and airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Camden, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 132000

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling about 30 mph vehicle hit a tree head-on, and there was no deployment of driver's side air bag. Vehicle was totalled. A GM rep informed owner that the air bags were working properly, and should not have deployed..et.

- Town Ridge, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 132000

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling about 30 mph vehicle hit a tree head-on, and there was no deployment of driver's side air bag. Vehicle was totalled. A GM rep informed owner that the air bags were working properly, and should not have deployed..et.

- Town Ridge, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 191999

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collisio., uopn impact, the airbags did not deploy resulting in M inor injuries. Dealer and manufactuer have been notified.

- Coran, NY, USA

problem #8

Sep 191999

Tahoe

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collisio., uopn impact, the airbags did not deploy resulting in M inor injuries. Dealer and manufactuer have been notified.

- Coran, NY, USA

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problem #7

Jul 221999

Tahoe

  • miles
ABS brakes failed, resulting in loss of control/crash. Upon impact, air bags didn't deploy. Consumer contacted dealer.

- Canyon Street, NV, USA

problem #6

Jul 221999

Tahoe

  • miles

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

ABS brakes failed, resulting in loss of control/crash. Upon impact, air bags didn't deploy. Consumer contacted dealer.

- Canyon Street, NV, USA

problem #5

Jun 111999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
My son was driving the Tahoe about 60 mph on a highway. A pickup trunk pulled out in front of him. The Tahoe hit the pickup trunk squarely in the side. The airbags in the Tahoe did not deploy. However, the airbags in the pickup truck did deploy. Chevy said this is normal and refused to investigate. I don't understand how the Tahoe airbags did not deploy as it hit the pickup truck squarely in the side at a high rate of speed. Why would the pickup trunk airbags deplo, Y and not the Tahoe? particularly since the pickup was only hit on the side and had very little forward motion. Damage to Tahoe was rated at fd-5 and to the pickup at ld-6 by the police department. Both vehicles were not driveable and had to be towed. My son was wearing his seatbelt and only suffered from whiplash. However, once the vehicle is repaired, how can I ever trust the airbag system again if it is ever needed.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 111999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
My son was driving the Tahoe about 60 mph on a highway. A pickup trunk pulled out in front of him. The Tahoe hit the pickup trunk squarely in the side. The airbags in the Tahoe did not deploy. However, the airbags in the pickup truck did deploy. Chevy said this is normal and refused to investigate. I don't understand how the Tahoe airbags did not deploy as it hit the pickup truck squarely in the side at a high rate of speed. Why would the pickup trunk airbags deplo, Y and not the Tahoe? particularly since the pickup was only hit on the side and had very little forward motion. Damage to Tahoe was rated at fd-5 and to the pickup at ld-6 by the police department. Both vehicles were not driveable and had to be towed. My son was wearing his seatbelt and only suffered from whiplash. However, once the vehicle is repaired, how can I ever trust the airbag system again if it is ever needed.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 011998

Tahoe

  • miles
Was driving vehicle when steering wheel retracting rod came loose and vehicle lost control. Hit a tree after leaving road. Air bags did not deploy upon impact. Noticed under hood nut & bolt was left out from manufacturer.

- Athens, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 011998

Tahoe

  • miles
Was driving vehicle when steering wheel retracting rod came loose and vehicle lost control. Hit a tree after leaving road. Air bags did not deploy upon impact. Noticed under hood nut & bolt was left out from manufacturer.

- Athens, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 051996

Tahoe

  • miles
Estimated speed 30 mph w/direct frontal impact; drivers air bag failed to deploy. Bumper pushed back in middle.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

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