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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,585 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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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #8

May 112005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Gas pedal sticks when the truck is taking off from a stop or park position, when driving it is fine.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #7

Mar 272005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Throttle sticking. I see mai=NY complaints have been filed. Does someone have to die befoir GM has to fix the problem"?"

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 012003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Gas pedal sticks closed, and requires a large amount of pressure to depress brake pedal. Happens every time the vehicle is stopped. When you start up in morning, leaving parking spaces, at stop lights, etc.

- Cottage Grove, TN, USA

problem #5

Feb 062005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


Throttle sticks closed requiring excessive force to push throttle pedal. This causes sudden acceleration when you get past the stuck area.

- Pinetta, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 112003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I took my 2001 Chevy Tahoe to the local dealer to fix a sticking gas pedal. Since the vehicle is under the original warranty (3 yr/36,000 mile), I should not incur the cost of repair. And with only 25,000 miles, a sticking gas pedal is not normal. However, Chevrolet/GM does not agree (please see email traffic). I feel that this "carbon buildup" is a known defect and a safety issue - not a normal emissions operation. Could you please look into this matter? nobody deserves to have a sticking gas pedal at any time. Thank you. Sincerely, joseph C. cua >>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<< dear Mr. Cua, thank you for your continued patience as we have researched your questions regarding the gas pedal sticking in your 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. We appreciate your patience. We did contact gunn Chevrolet and spoke with service manager, stephanie rocha. Ms. Rocha advised us that in the owners manual, under the section of maintenance services, it specifically states at 15,000 miles that the vehicle may require emissions service and then possibly again at 30,000 miles. Ms. Rochas states that the sticking pedal is due to carbon build up from gasoline and is deemed normal maintenance and is part of the emissions service. Maintenance is the responsibility of the customer. We apologize for any dissatisfaction this may have caused. If you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this message or call our Chevrolet customer assistance center at 1-800-222-1020. Please reference file number 1-108448392. Customer relationship managers are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.M. to 11:00 P.M., eastern time. Again, thank you for contacting Chevrolet. Sincerely, nicole torres customer relationship manager Chevrolet customer assistance center

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 192003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,682 miles
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, only 51,000 miles and accelerator sticks which is very dangerous. Had it repaired today at dehaven Chevrolet. They had a service bulletin on it and repaired it at a cost of $193.59, but truthfully $139.95 directly related. I feel this problem should not happen so soon in a vehicles life, and is so safety related, that Chevrolet should repair under a recall, or at their expense. I've never had a stuck accelerator problem and I am glad the kids, and my wife mentioned it. It did stick on once or twice. I had fixed within 2 days.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The problem(s) are as followed: Belt separation from tire (loss control), anti lock brake/loss pedal, pedal height and stopping ability. Scc

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 272002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Throttle pedal on truck needs extra pressure to depress. This problem has occurred many times, resulting in vehicle lunging forward or acceleration pedal sticking.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

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