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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 262005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact states steering shaft has been replaced, packed and lubricated over 5-6 times in the past 2 years. It vibrated and made a knocking noise. Could feel the vibration in the steering wheel, but there was nothing they could do about it. The contact felt the car was unsafe and unstable. GM said there was no way they would trade back or buy back the vehicle. This happened on any type of road condition, and all of the time. It was getting progressively worse. GM told the contact it was not life threatening.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 042005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was taken to the dealer for a clicking noise coming from the front when making turns. Results showed that the cross member that holds the engine from frame to frame need to be replaced. Also, there was a problem with the intermediate steering shaft, which was making the steering loose, and unable to control the vehicle.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012004

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
When making turns from 5 mph or more vehicle experienced severe vibration, and it caused the vehicle to jerk and thump intermittently. Vehicle was taken to two separate dealers. First dealer was unable to locate the problem, and the second dealer determined that the intermediate steering shaft needed to be replaced. The consumer stated that the shaft has not been replaced because it is on back order.

- Monrovia, MD, USA

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