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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,705 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Apr 162006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,114 miles
Car shut-off while driving down highway on Sunday, April 16th, 2006 with no forewarning. Other cars in the land could have very well collided with my vehicle. I took my vehicle to the valley stream, NY dealership for the 90,000 mile service check-up the next day. The told me they found nothing wrong. The following morning my car would not start. I searched the internet and discovered that there was a recall on this particular part causing the problem. GM informed me that it did not pertain to my specific vehicle because the VIN # was not listed campaign number: 05V155000 date: 2005-Apr-14 component: Fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump defect summary: Certain trucks and sport utility vehicles were built with fuel module reservoir assemblies that contain fuel pump wires connectors may overheat under certain operating conditions. Consequence summary: If the ignition circuit wire is exposed, the fuel pump fuse will blow, disabling the fuel pump and causing an engine stall or no-start condition. If sufficient heat is conducted to the pass-through connector, a hole in the connector may result, which may cause a 'service engine soon' light to be illuminated during the emission system diagnostic routine. Fuel vapor and in some cases liquid fuel may leak out of the fuel tank through the hole in the connector body. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Also if the ignition circuit or ground wire is exposed and shorts to the fuel level sender card wires, inaccurate fuel level readings may result. Corrective summary: Dealers will remove the fuel tank, and remove the module reservoir assemblies from the tank, and install a new service kit free of charge. An interim letter to owners was mailed on May 25, 2005. The owners were re-notified on October 19, 2005, since parts are now available. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

- Mount Bethel, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Why does the manual state that one can pull up to 8700lbs. If the Tahoe can barely handle 3500lbs? the springs have been replaced twice the manifold is cracked the fuel pump went out, the universal joint is going out, the transfer case is leaking and has only been used twice in 3 years, and has already been repaired once last year, the steering pump is going out, these are only the problems I can think of.

- Lowell, IN, USA

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