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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,722 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 012003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,775 miles


My vehicle recently stalled several times. After the third time, I fortunately had it towed to my mechanic. He discovered the fuel pump wiring was heating up to the point it caused a bare line. His opinion was, I was very fortunate the vehicle stalled since the pump is located in the fuel tank and is a bomb waiting to explode. I noted multiple complaints have been filed. Are we awaiting another Ford escort situation before Chevy needs to file a recall before some one dies? I have retained the pump should you wish to have an expert look at the situation.

- New Eagle, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 102001

Tahoe 4WD

  • miles
Towed to priviate recommended mechanic. He was horrified to find the wire in the fuel pump had it's casing melted off due to the heat within the fuel pump. The fuel pump was half filled with fuel and the intense heat (such that the wire casing had melted) could have created a dangerous or fatal situation. I have tried to ask the company about recall or investigation of this problem but since my car was worked on by someone other than a dealer and/or my miles are over 60K, they will not talk to me. The atty general gave me your information to proceed. I would like to know that this problem is looked into and if recalled, would seek reimbursement.. thank you. Brenda carey.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 191999


  • miles
This vehicle has its fourth fuel pump installed and the fifth fuel pump is still in its box in the back, ready. The second fuel pump left my family in maryville, tenn. For three days because the Chevrolet dealership couldnt get a pump any sooner. I was told later by a GM serviceman that this was probably an engineering defect.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Dec 212001


  • miles


Fuel pump had a short. Bare wires exposed inside gas tank. Possible fire/explosion hazard.

- Morrow, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 292001


  • miles
I recently purchased this vehicle from a used car dealer and I stopped on the way home to fill up the tank with gas and got a car wash. After ariving at my home I noticed a strong fuel odor. I checked under the vehicle and there was a significant amount of gas running off of the fuel tank and down the rear of the vehicle. The dealership picked up the vehicle and fixed it for me. They tell me that it was the fuel pump. I believe the leak was coming from the top of the tank, but I'm not convinced that it was the fuel pump. There was enough fuel that it was dangerous to drive in my opinion.

- Houston, TX, USA

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problem #3

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 #2

Oct 011999


  • miles
Feul pump extreme whining sound.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failed.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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