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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,333 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 #6

Nov 222012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles


While driving on a four lane divided roadway at 40 mph, I noticed that the truck did not accelerate when I depressed the accelerator pedal and appeared to be losing speed. I was less than 1 mile from my home and decided to turn around and return. I had 6 children ages 4-20 in the car traveling to a thanksgiving day football game. When I came to the next light about 200 yards from when I noticed the problem and began to turn, the car stalled and I lost power steering and power brakes. I was able to bring the car to a stop, but was now perpendicular to oncoming traffic and could not move forward or backward. I asked the three oldest children to exit the vehicle in the active roadway and push the truck slightly uphill to the side of the right most lane to clear the intersection. I then had to tow the car back to the house. I found that the fuel pump fuse had blown and replaced it. Despite this the car was still hard to start. I researched the problem on the internet and found numerous references to this vehicle blowing fuses, in all cases requiring replacement of the fuel pump. I noted in one complaint that there was an NHTSA campaign (05V155000) related to this problem on the same model year Chevrolet Suburban that resulted in a recall. I am concerned that a recall for another nearly identically constructed vehicle affecting the same component installed in my vehicle would not warrant notice to me that I could suffer the same failure placing occupants in a very dangerous situation. Had I been notified of the likelihood of this occurrence that could result in my vehicle and its occupants being stranded in an active roadway, I would have initiated preventative repairs. This campaign, or at a minimum an advisory notice, should have been made to owners of all vehicle employing the same faulty component.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #5

Apr 072010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. While attempting to complete a turn at 2 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by applying the brakes. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and was examined but was not serviced. The failure had not recurred. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 60,002. Updated 07/14/2010. Updated 07/15/10.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 212005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I previously filed a complaint for the rear seat belt malfunctioning but this vehicle has several dangerous issues..the throttle sticks and happened with my 2 children in the vehicle driving 55 mph..not fun! the outcome could have been detrimental. The parking brake does not work and has been "fixed" 2 still does not work and will not pass inspection...the antilock brakes engage for short stops and the vehicle slides!! this is just unbelievable to me. GM must have many lawsuits in the works and many to come.

- Jackson, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 182002

(reported on)


  • miles


Vehicle surges when going up grade.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator pedal got stuck, causing a vehicle crash. Consumer adds while applying brakes vehicle would not stop.

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 212002

(reported on)


  • miles
When driving 10 to 20 mph or starting up vehicle surges and will hesitate. Dealer contacted.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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