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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,572 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302003

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Front passenger seat belt locks up and tightens, restricting (eliminating!)any passenger movement. It is like a snake and just keeps tightening down. In addition, pressure becomes so great on seat belt release, my wife and child are unable to release the seat-belt. This happens at all speeds, standing still, forward or reverse, etc... dealer has attempted to repair problem, retractor has been replaced and same condition was present after replacement, third retractor is scheduled for install. Firmly believe this is a design fault and dealer has done all to repair problem at their level. In addition, this problem has been experienced by me on several work vehicles both Tahoe and pick-up all 2002 years. All other retractors in my vehicle with the exception of the front passenger seat, work properly.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

May 022003

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,717 miles
The passenger side seat belt will lock and not allow the passenger to move. The problem occurs at rest or in motion. The seat belt ratchet mechanism continues to tighten causing discomfort for the passenger who has to release the seat belt. The dealer inspected and assured that it "functions as designed", if that is so why does the driver side not "function as designed" if it did I think it might cause a fatality.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 232002


  • miles
Passenger seat belt would continue to tighten on passenger while driving. Dealer and manufacturer were notified. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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