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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,293 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #15

Aug 102009

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Fuel pump eruption, due to the smell of coming from the vehicle. The consumer also noticed a leak from under the vehicle. The fuel pump and fuel line needed to be replaced. Also, the window switch was replaced and the key became stuck in the ignition.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #14

Mar 122014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 126,987 miles
Fuel line rusted out.

- Seekonk, MA, USA

problem #13

Sep 032013

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chevy Tahoe I bought new. Last year in 2012 the fuel lines coming out of the fuel pump rotted out and I had to replace the whole pump. Early this year (2013) the transmission lines rotted out and all had to be replaced, in September this year (2013) the brake lines rotted out and had to be replaced. Lucky for me I was just leaving my driveway. I am very disappointed with this GM vehicle. I don't know if I would ever buy a GM vehicle again.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #12

Jul 262012

Tahoe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle ran out of fuel when the failure occurred, but the fuel gauge did not display an empty reading. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the fuel level sensor needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 97,000 updated 10/17/12

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #11

Sep 212011


  • miles
Fuel sending unit not functioning on 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Spoke with my mechanic who stated it was a very common problem with Chevrolet Tahoe. The sending unit made it so the gas did not register on the fuel gauge making it likely to run out of gas at an inopportune time, possibly creating a traffic hazard or crash.

- North Ogden, UT, USA

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problem #10

May 012011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 155,630 miles
The incident is the vehicle stalling on the interstate which could have lead to a accident if the vehicle behind me had not swirved at the last moment. The fuel guage registerd 3/4 tank of gas. Once stopped at the next exit I was able to put 25 gallons in the tank. I have since noticed that the guage will read sporatic readings but then settle back to around the 3/4 tank mark.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #9

Nov 012010


  • 43,000 miles


Fuel gauge on 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe does not accurately report fuel level.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #8

Mar 312011


  • 80,396 miles
The oil gauge on my 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was replaced on April 6, 2011. The needle was as far over on the right side of the gauge (looking at it) as it could go. It clearly was not reading the amount of oil pressure. The entire dash panel had to be replaced to correct this problem after it was determined there were no bad connections to the unit. The dash part was $350.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #7

Feb 152011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that as he refueled the vehicle, gasoline began spewing from the filler neck preventing him from refueling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted who stated that it would be at the discretion of the dealer if they wanted to cover the costs of repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- Evansville , WI, USA

problem #6

Oct 212010

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2005 Tahoe-due to faulty purge canister solenoid (evap) cannot put gas in vehicle due to the air has nowhere to escape while filling. Gas spurts back out of fuel neck causing potential safety and environmental hazard. GM has a new redesigned part but does not replace or repair at their cost. Consumer is getting charged and required pay for their acknowledged problems.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 222008


  • 386 miles


This complaint is for a 2005 mastercraft X-2 boat not a Chevy Tahoe. There is no option to choose boat manufacturers on this website. Chevy makes the indymar 350 on this boat and is the closest option representing this boat available. The events leading up to the failure are either running the gas tank down to 1/4 tank full or running the gas tank empty. The failure can occur upon the first instance of running the tank to 1/4 full as I have documented proof of a boat owner with 3 hours on his boat have a failure. To correct the failure boat owners have to pay $500 for the same poorly designed pumped which is subject to failure and stranding the boat owner once again in open water at unexpected times (often at the end of their boating day which is dangerous because it is usually dark or beginning to become dark). Unless of course it is within 2 years of purchasing a new boat in which case your still stranded but the dealer warranties the pump work installing another faulty fuel pump. Here is a forum where the issues can be discussed and specific reports reviewed. to further explain the safety issues involved, atleast two documented owners on this forum have tried to fix this issue on their own coming up with their own solutions. This could be very dangerous and result in out of tank pumps/home style fixes to this plagued fuel system.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 012008


  • 50,000 miles
Every time I start my vehicle, my gas light goes on and indicates I am low on fuel when I have gas in it. After driving for awhile the needle will go up but it is not giving an accurate reading of how much gas is in the tank.

- Watertown, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 072008


  • 60,000 miles
Fuel gauge is never accurate. Sometimes it takes 15 minutes after driving for fuel to register on gauge. They light usually stays on even when I have gas"?"

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 102008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Fuel gauge is constantly inaccurate. The car has a 26 gallon tank, after filling up and driving sometimes 50 miles the gas light will come on telling me I am out of gas. I have sit on level surfaces watching the gauge go from full down to completely empty several times. This problem could potentially leave a person stranded as they do not know how much gas is in the vehicle.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 202007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
While driving, the gas pedal stuck in the down position causing car to sped up. It then slowed down. Upon inspection by mechanic, it was found that a spring on the gas pedal had become dislodged. One end of the spring is straight (like an opened paper clip) the straight part had stuck into the carpet and then slowly eased out. The mechanic was able to recreate the situation. Because of this, my wife was issued a summons which is still pending. E-mails to General Motors have gone unanswered.

- Succasunna, NJ, USA

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