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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,286 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

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 #6

Apr 012011


  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that all the brake lines were rusted and the fuel lines were corroded. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 144,000 and the current mileage was 154,000.

- Minnetonka, MN, USA

problem #5

May 092007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Gas gauge had been broken for several years took to the dealership and was told that there have been reported problems with this happening but no recall had been issued after several years my brother bought a new fuel pump and filter and fixed the problem or at least I hope it is fixed. ABS/ brake light has also been coming on and off I have also taken it to dealership for this problem about a year ago and was told that it is just the sensor not to worry about it brakes will be fine or I could always take out the fuse so light will stay off which I have not done, so far lucky and no failure with brakes working.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #4

May 092007


  • miles


Bought this truck used in 2007. Since day 1 the fuel gauge has not worked. It shows empty when it's full and full when it's empty. I have had to keep track of mileage to know when to fill up. Mechanic says that it is very costly to fix.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #3

Feb 152011


  • miles
Fuel gauge - not functioning properly, appears to read full when not and also will appear to be empty when not. Low fuel light comes on when tank is full.

- Marion, IA, USA

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problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 97,000 miles
When I fill my gas tank up with fuel the fuel light shows low fuel when the tank is full. I am unable to tell what the actual fuel amount is. The light comes on often. This has been happening for about 6 months now. I am not sure how to correct it.

- Scottsburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032008


  • 0 miles
The problem is ongoing, the fuel indicator is not stable, it registers low fuel when there is a full tank. The needle is not reporting actual fuel amount. The safety hazard would be running our of gas and possibly causing an accident. Is this a defect from the manufacture or wear and tear. Vehicle:2001 Chevy Tahoe mileage now is 98,000 plus miles. The problem has been ongoing for over a year.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

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