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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,950 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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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 172004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,750 miles


Premature connecting rod and piston pin wear in Chevy 5.7 vortec engine. Wear occurred even before owners manual called for spark plug change.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 192001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
While driving at a speed of 65 miles per hour, the motor would just shut down with no warning. After pulling over it would then restart. This happened 8 to 10 times durring the same trip, and then it started running fine as if there was no could not find anything wrong with vehicle. After this problem started at the same time the fuel tank at the top were the fuel pump and lines enter started leaking fuel at fill ups

- Athol, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 232000


  • miles
Intermittently vehicle just shut down while driving on the freeway. This has happened 5 tmes since may of 99, resulting in a rear end crash on 3/23/00. Dealer was not able to find what was causing vehicle to shut down.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 011999


  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they went straight to the floorboard, also, motor went out without prior warning. Dealer had to replace the motor.

- Okolona, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 191999

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
1998 Chevrolet truck should not have this many problems and considered safe

- Kings Park, NY, USA

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