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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


This model has the manual transfer case shift lever. Although the lever moves correctly in the various positions, such as 2wd., 4WD. High 4WD. Low, neutral and makes the usual noises when shifting, the four wheel drive is not engaging nor is the indicator light, showing the front axle is engaged, lighting up. This has caused several close calls in " almost accidents" and almost being stranded. We live in a rural setting where there is a 11 mile distance between some neighbors and very sparse cell phone access. The point being that when we buy a vehicle with 4 wheel drive, we expect it to work and our lives depend on it! in this case a front wheel drive car would provide better traction, having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels, rather than having the light rear end wheels trying to push the heavy front end of a truck around. When you are driving a vehicle expecting it to perform as a four wheel drive vehicle, such as in steering and added grip and maneuverability, the unexpected surprise equals that of a brake failure! your help and research in this matter is appreciated. I have had nothing but a ignorant, lying. And expensive experience with my local Chevrolet dealer and have had to take it to another state for any repairs. Thanks!

- Holbrook, ID, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Jan 102000

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Took vehicle in for 4-wd problem, and when vehicle was picked up it had no power steering. Dealer calims failure was due to cold weather starts. Power steering units should not fail with only 44000 miles. Could have caused serious accident if it had failed while on the road. Dealer charged $350 to repair and dismissed concern that this should not happen.

- Menasha, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 141996

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electronic transfer case 4-wheel drive switch locked up all 4 wheels when disengaging 4-wheel drive.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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