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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,990 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222004

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,990 miles


I recently took my 2002 Chevy Tahoe in to the dealer for a long over due repair. After describing my problem to the service technician (a clunk sound and feel through the steering wheel which I had first noticed at about 20K miles), he told me the problem was a "common occurrence" in the year/model and that it was "due to poor lubrication/design" with the intermediate shaft of the steering column. He shaft would cost $140 plus one hour labor.... however; it is on a long back order. Seems strange that an item, which is a "common occurrence" and the item is back ordered (must be a lot of replacing going on) would not be subject to a recall for a free replacement. I paid top dollar for this vehicle and for such a standard piece of equipment to be needed to be replace at this low of mileage seems a bit out of the normal wear and tear. After reviewing many sites on the internet, it seems this occurance is common enough that it should be a recall. Walter goodall.

- Severn, MD, USA

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