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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 012002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

The windshield wiper comes on and off intermittently. Without prior warning. Dealer is aware of the problem. Ts this vehicle runs off of ethanol. At times, the wipers will not shut off. Repairs have not been made as of yet.

- Batavia, IA, USA

problem #17

Jun 182002

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
The NHTSA campaign id #98V150001 to replace this part included vehicles prior to my VIN #. I want to report that I also had problems and finally had to have windshield wiper motor circuit board replaced. I want you to be aware that additional vehicles may need to be included in the recall for this replacement. I paid $50 for labor and $53.47 for the part. I believe GM should reimburse me for this cost.

- Cochranton, PA, USA

problem #16

May 082002

Tahoe

  • miles
NHTSA recall 98 V 150 001/manufacturer's recall 98043 concerning windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Zionsville, IN, USA

problem #15

Mar 022002

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers will intermittently stop working. This vehicle is not part of recall 98V150001.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #14

May 012001

Tahoe

  • miles
Recall 98 V 150 001/windshield wiper wiring: Windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

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problem #13

Apr 102001

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that a defect in the mulitfunction switch, causes her to have no brake lights. Dealer replaced part 3 times, problem still occuring. Nlm serpentine belt tensioner coming apart. Disconnect nipple fitting leaking. Wipers slapping on windshield and has no speed and/or intermittent wiper operation. Dealer found needs wiper motor and wiper transmission.

- Mount Plymouth, FL, USA

problem #12

May 012001

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Front windshield wipers intermittently stopped working, causing poor visibility. Wire was strapped down to the motor housing causing pressure. The dealer was notified.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #11

Jun 052001

Tahoe

  • miles
While driving and using the windshield wipersthey only work intermittently, causing poor visibilty. The manufacturer has been notified, but my VIN is not under the recall even though Chevy trucks made from 1994-1996 were recalled for the same problem.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #10

Jun 012000

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers become inoperable in rainy conditions due cracks in the solder joint. Vehicle not included in recall 98V150001 due to VIN.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #9

Apr 011999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Solder joints near wiring harness connector cracked, causing windshield wipers to become inoperable. Vehicle not included in recall 98V15000 due to VIN. They stopped completely in middle of windshield almost causing an accident.

- Lakeview, AR, USA

problem #8

Jun 141998

Tahoe

  • miles

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

I replaced windshield wiper motor at my own expense/ circuit board did not come with new motor and had to be transfered from old unit. This was covered under a recall NHTSA 98V15001 however it covered vehicles mfg. Up to 5/96 mine was mfg 6/96 yet it has the problem covered in the recall which is to correct an intermittent wiper failure. It's a real treet to be driving down the interstate and have your wipers quit. You can pull over, open the hood, and slap the wiper unit and it will resume working for a while..

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #7

Jul 121999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I get no help from the dealer. They charged me for a new wiper motor, saying the recall was for last years model. My transmission was checked by a trans shop - they say it works fine. The dealer wants $3000 to fix it. After driving at highway speeds, and slowing back to normal stop and go driving, the vehicle bangs into second gear. If I turn the vehicle off for several seconds and back on again, the banging stops and the transmission works fine.

- Hewlett, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 121999

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I get no help from the dealer. They charged me for a new wiper motor, saying the recall was for last years model. My transmission was checked by a trans shop - they say it works fine. The dealer wants $3000 to fix it. After driving at highway speeds, and slowing back to normal stop and go driving, the vehicle bangs into second gear. If I turn the vehicle off for several seconds and back on again, the banging stops and the transmission works fine.

- Hewlett, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 272000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Windshield wipers would work intermittently during rainy weather. Dealer has been notified.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

Jan 192000

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Windsheild wipers work in raining conditions for a certain amount of time and then stop. They will attempt to start back in 5 minutes, and start the same problem all over again. Consumer has mentioned the recall to the manufacturer. But this vehicle was not under the recall. Dealer isn't correcting the problem because the VIN # doesn't match the recall.

- Mechanicville, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 151999

(reported on)

Tahoe

  • miles
Windshield wiper will turn off during operation or it will not work at all, causing poor visibility.consumer claims recall notice was sent out, but manufacturer and dealer claim this vehicle does not fall under recall due to VIN.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 011998

Tahoe

  • miles
Windshield wipers malfunctioned, causing visibility problems which could result in crash. Dealer repaired circuit board. But charged consumer because this vehicle wa S not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 011997

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Windshield wipers failed.

- Forest, VA, USA

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