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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,829 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 012008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 122,300 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevy Tahoe. The rear passenger seat belts do not retract and has caused the passengers to sit in the middle of the rear seat to use the lap belt. In order to use the seat belts she has to make adjustments to them with a screw driver. The contact feels this is a safety issue since someone can be injured due to the seat belts failure. The current mileage was 122,350 and the failure mileage was 99,000. Updated 10/21/09. The consumer stated the rear shoulder seats belts continue to jam and don't retract. When they do retract, they are very slow. Updated 10/20/09

- Chico, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 242004

Tahoe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS module, transmission, parking brake, throttle body, windows, rear A/C, steering suspension. Since we purchased the vehicle we have had to spend over $4000 on repairs that should be recalled due to safety.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Jun 192005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles


While driving down rote 17M in monroe NY two of the passengers complained that their seat belts locked up on the again. These the 2 females now in the 2nd row seats who were injured by the seat belt failure in the 3rd row seats just one week prior. Both girls had the factory adjust on so the seat belt sat properly on their shoulders. The seat belt only loosened up after being released from the buckle. Chevy refuses to repair/replace the seat belts/Tahoe. At this point this have made failures of all 6 seat belts with shoulder straps. This time the girls were sitting on opposite sides of the Tahoe as compared to the 6/12/2005 incident and were lucky not to have received bruising on the opposite shoulders as last time

- Highland Mills, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 122005

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
My Chevy Tahoe was being driven back from watching the nascar race in the poconos pa when driving along interstate 84 two of the third row passengers complained that their shoulders hurt from the seat belts not moving. The seat belts locked in place and only would loosen up when the seat belt was released from the clip. Before passenger female girls ages 12 & 11 used the adjustment straps in the vehicle so the belt would sit properly on their shoulders. After stopping to eat. The 11 year old was unable to strap in again since the belt would not extend the 6 inches more to get it to lock into place. Both girls did receive bruising to there shoulder. GM says there is nothing wrong with the sea belts in the Tahoe and refuses to fix or replace the Tahoe/seat belts.

- Highland Mills, NY, USA

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problem #2

Jul 072005


  • miles
Seat belt malfunction!! since the purchase of my 2001 Tahoe...(new) the back right passenger seatbelt continues to lock up. It has been replaced and "repaired" several times to no avail. I believe there is a defect somewhere! I also have 2 friends with the same exact problem! same seat belt. I have 2 small children and this could be dangerous. Is GM waiting for an accident to happen?

- Jackson, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Rear middle seat belt will not retract and therefore is not safe for use. This has been serviced yet still hangs up frequently. Have to remove panel to get access to apply temporary fix.

- Collierville, TN, USA

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