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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,333 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Jul 132003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
I have had my Tahoe in the the dealer several times. Where to begin. We have had middle seat latches catch and need to be replaced, the front dash and radio bubbled up and peeled...that was replaced. A component in the steering column was replaced when the car would just up and die everytime you turned left. That was replaced. The back window latch broke while on vacation. It too was replaced. All the seat/seatbelt recalls were repaired. Then on 5/18/03 our power steering went out without any warning. They replaced it on 5/19/03 at the dealer. We took it back in on 5/30 with the complaint of it still not "feeling" right. It was hard to turn to the left. They found no problem. Then on 7/13/03 while driving with a car full of boys, then the car died and started on fire. The 2 men, both whom have backgrounds as mechanics that help me said that it the universal joint on the power steering box was rubbing against the positive battery cable. Once it rubbed thru the insulation the car caught fire. They had to disconnect the battery before they were able to tow the car because everytime the wheel moved a little it began sparking again. Also, they had to end up towing it from the front because the steering column wouldn't lock up when the ignition was off, so, they couldn't tow it from the back.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #1

Sep 202002


  • miles
Consumer states that power steering failed while driving affecting control of vehicle. Dealer diagnosed that power steering pump failed.

- Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA

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