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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,204 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 102012


  • 54,000 miles


All areas of my paint is peeling, cracking and de laminating as of last year. The car pretty much sat for 10 years with only 20000 miles and was in excellent condition. I bought it in 2012 and I've driven it daily for 4 years and it now has 64000 miles. I just googled and found a recall on the Chevy paint problem but Chevrolet said there was no recalls on my vehicle and that I had no recourse.

- Pearl City, HI, USA

problem #5

Jan 022006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Approximate date above when the paint started to delaminate on all areas of the vehicle.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 312012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The vehicle has shown significant signs of rust under the rubber stripping and roof rack. Due to rust being hidden under the roof rack or behind the weatherstripping, problem was not discovered until after end of warranty period. Contacted manufacture and was informed vehicle was out of warranty thus no claim could be filed. It appears the inserts in the roof contributed to the rust problem as the roof rusted through and the rack came off the vehicle.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,225 miles


Water leak interior passenger side floorboard. When it rains or vehicle is put through a car wash water enters in behind dash and flows down onto passenger side of floorboard. Approximately 8 trips to dealer and 2 carpet replacements have yet to rectify the problem. The dealer cannot seem to find problem.

- Coalinga, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
I am a paramedic in St. Charles county Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. In the months of November and December 2002 I responded to three crashes involving full size GM trucks. All the vehicles caught fire in the left side of the engine compartment after a moderate to high speed impact. The vehicles were involved in driver side off set impacts that lead to intrusion into the engine compartment. The vehicles were a 2002 4X4 Avalanche, 2001 ext. Cab 4X4 Silverado, and a 2002 4X4 Tahoe. The fire started near the battery and the fuel lines that run along the fram on that side of the vehicle. They also, all had the 5.3L V-8. I was not able to look closely at the Avalanche or Silverado due to taking care of the injured occupants. I did look at the Tahoe engine and it appered that the battery cable had been severed in the crash. All victims were not trapped in the vehicles and the fire was extinguished by the fire departments quickly.I am very concerned due to having three fires in such a short time fram. I run probally 500 vehicle crashes a year and very few result in fires even when the fuel system has obvious leaks. I am very concerned due to having three in about a 2 month time frame. Please contact me if you need more info.

- Moscow Mills, MO, USA

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problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
While traveling on highway there is oil fluid leaking from underneath the vehicle. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Portland, OR, USA

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