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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 17
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,495 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #82

Jan 012007


  • 9,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact mentioned that the battery was replaced on six occasions, but the failure recurred. In addition, the door locks independently locked and the lights on the instrument panel flashed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the negative cable hot 1.5 ample and two volt drop positive cables were replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #81

Sep 112014


  • miles
The odometer on these vehicles last just long enough to get out of the factory warranty and then they go out. Mine went out with approximately 110K miles. With this portion of the instrument cluster not lit you can not see your odometer miles nor what gear you are in. By reading online I found that there are a lot of cases just like mine. GM needs to have a recall on this. It is not the consumers fault that GM has faulty equipment in these vehicles. Thanks for your time and consideration.

- Bastrop, LA, USA

problem #80

Nov 132014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
Vehicle electrical system repeatedly shuts off while driving. Loss of critical components that are required to control vehicle. No warning whatsoever...

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #79

Nov 162014

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 123,000 miles


It was parked at the store parking lot and suddenly it was on fire it was totally destroyed the front, the seats and all the motor and nearest parts.

- New Brighton , MN, USA

problem #78

Nov 022013


  • 75,000 miles
While driving it he vehicle it shuts off, all of the gauges go to zero the power steering goes out and I am no longer able to accelerate until I restart the car. The lights inside and out go off and on. The doors lock and unlock continuously, . in the past year this has happened 3 or 4 times.

- Zolfo Springs, FL, USA

problem #77

Oct 172014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 97,486 miles
My 2007 Tahoe sputtered and hesitated as I approached a stop sign. As I stopped stability control / traction control dashlights appeared as well as the check engine, they both blinked and dash read service stabilitrak, and service traction control. As I pulled from stop sign the tranny slammed into 2nd gear with a bang and I was barely accelerating pulled over and shut the car off. When I tried to restart it just turned over. It took a few tries to get it to start, and when it did I smelled a strong smell of unburned fuel from the exhaust. I will contact GM to file complaint as my Tahoe has only 97K on it. Hopefully it's covered by warranty.

- Crescent City, CA, USA

problem #76

Sep 112014


  • 131,000 miles


I was stopped at a stop sign when all the lights on the dashboard went out and smoke started coming out of the ignition switch. I turned the vehicle off and removed the key. The smoke stopped but the dashboard started making weird ticking noises.

- Otsego, MN, USA

problem #75

Aug 292014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
While driving on I-75 in Florida coming from Kentucky (relocating my mother in law), I and a friend who was taking a turn driving smelled an odor similar to sulfur or natural gas. Within 10-15 minutes, smoke started coming out of the front driver engine compartment. Driver immediately pulled to the emergency lane as a fireball exploded from the same area as the smoke. We both dove out of the vehicle on the passenger side. The entire vehicle with nearly all the contents burned, all the way down to the tires.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #74

May 172012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
They unlock or lock by itself, seats start moving around, radio will act up, the lcd for the dvd player stops working some times, air conditioning won't work on some vents, side mirrors, back trunk door won't work, lights in the car goes dim some times while driving, there is a brand new battery in there, some times once in a while it won't start.

- Fort Polk , LA, USA

problem #73

Jul 012014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
Smell of burning plastic in passenger compartment. Windows, mirrors and door lock controls stopped working on driver door control panel. Removed driver side door panel and discovered one of the plugs to the door controls was melted and discolored. Unplugged. No fuses were tripped.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #72

Jul 012014


  • 120,299 miles


Driver's seat belt does not lock into the receptive device. 2nd row seat belt "tore" when pulled to fasten. Electrical issue causing speaker and microphone to become inaudible therefore preventing communication with onstar in the event of a crash, nor alerting driver of vehicle standard safety alerts (low gas, open door indicator, tire pressure indicator, etc.).

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #71

Jun 012014


  • miles
I just bought this 07 Chevy Tahoe before 3 months ago, the problems start one by one, when the weather start hot the dashboard broken, dic light dead and rnd123 light too, now the GM dealer want more than a $500 to fix the cluster, I checked online and I found thousands of GM owners they have same problem, why GM don't do a recall on the message center light and the dashboard.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #70

Jan 162013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Truck will not start at times, have been to the dealer multiple times and they cannot find a problem. This has happened in a previous Chevy Tahoe 2007 lt that I owned prior and the dealer could not find the problem. It 50% of the time will start up if I allow it to sit for moment, at other times I have to jump it. It currently has new battery, which did not help the problem.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #69

May 222014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
2007 chevorlet 2007 Tahoe ltz with 62K. I parked the car as usual and locked the doors using the remote. The next morning I went into the car and it smelled like smoke and something had caught fire. None of the driver side door functions worked. I removed the drivers side master switch and the wiring harness plug had burnt our and melted itself to the master switch. The short destroyed both the master switch and wiring harness the car did not trip any fuses in the process. This was a very scary situation considering the car could of completely caught fire in my driveway. There was no moisture in the vehicle when this incident occurred. I have pictures of the parts that burnt out. I brought the car to the dealer to have it inspected which said their was no recall for this vehicle.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

problem #68

Jul 302013


  • 115,000 miles
Myself and a friend were driving on the I75 to cincinnatti, Ohio and my truck was fine, no issues, no problems, and all of the sudden halfway there there was construction signs and majority of the vehicles that were driving in the right lane had to hurry up and switch lanes, in the process of getting over myself an others hit this pothole that was in the middle of the lanes that was supposedly being worked on, but there were no cones or anything around it. As soon as I hit it and was trying to get over my stabilitrak and traction light came on and my truck started jerking real bad, by the time I actually made it to where I was going my engine light had came on too and my truck was acting like it was going to cut off, it started smoking and I stopped by a gas station and people there tried to help me and told me it was best for me to try to make it home which is xenia, Ohio or I was going to get stuck in cincinnatti. It took a couple days for me to actually get it in the shop which is lang's Chevrolet in bevercreek, Ohio and when I took it there none of the body shop men knew what it was, then because of that they said we can take the engine apart but your going to be charged $1500 and if it's not that then I will be charged for them to put it back together and whatever I want them to do. Now being that you are a certified auto mechanic isnt it your job to know what it is" I'm bringing my truck back to where I payed cash for it and no one knows what it is. To me that is crazy and I'm still having the same issues I'm having with it before. I've took it to several body shops and have payed money to have it looked at for something that it wasnt and no one can tell me whats wrong. So I feel that Chevrolet has failed me and so has GM since they own them now. If you dont know whats wrong with it then why sell them" everyone with this problem is being ignored and its sad.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #67

Mar 112009


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that he had to replace the battery multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the recurring failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage 131,194.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #66

Apr 262012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Back passenger doors fill up with water after rain. Door has a drain hole but is blocked by dust shield causing water to stay in door and cause damage to electrical components.

- Roland, AR, USA

problem #65

Mar 312014


  • 124,000 miles
I was on my way to work, driving approximately 55 mph and all of a sudden the "stabilitrak off", "traction control off", ABS light, check engine light all came on, simultaneously. My speedometer and other gauges started swinging from left to right and then flatlined, my power locks, "locked and unlocked". when the transmission shifted, the whole Tahoe jerked. When I arrived at my destination I attempted to re start the car and it wont start.

- Jeffersonville, VT, USA

problem #64

Mar 072014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
While vehicle was sitting still not running, not in use. Vehicle was setting in my driveway, weather was around 45-50 degrees and the dash cracked in 3 spots, 2 spaces above the instrument cluster and one over the air bag area., I have did extensive research on internet and verified that there is several cases of this happening in this particuler make/model and year of vehicle. If there was an accident the material from the dash cracking could cause cuts/or extensive wounds by producing flying debis from the air bag going off since the dash is cracking over the air bags. I have contacted GM/Chevrolet and had the vehicle inspected per their request, they didn't admit there wasn't a manufacturing flaw but they denied repairing the vehicle stating that I wasn't the original owner even though I bought GM dealreship. The service department where the vehicle was inspected verified the cracks in the dash and they were very large.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #63

Aug 092008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I was driving along and the speed control just stopped working. I reset it and the first bump in the road it stopped working. We took it for repair and it worked for about a yr. Then the same problem. We had it fixed again and it lasted about another 2 yrs. It has again failed several times to work at all and then you can get in the car and start driving and it will work. Currently, it won't come on at all...this apparently is a problem with the Chevy Tahoe and needs to be recalled. It is very dangerous to drive at 60 mph and all of a sudden it drops quickly in speed. Also, our Tahoe is garage kept and about a month ago, I noticed a crack in the dash board on the drivers side. I see that this too is a problem with thousands of Tahoe. We have had several electrical problems where the door windows stop working, the seats won't move and have had that fixed twice. We also have had the rear door stop working whenever it feels like. We have had that in to the dealer on three occasions. We gave up taking it back. Here again no recalls. We also have problems with the tire pressure monitoring system. They work when they want to. Why haven't these items been recalled by GM. The dealers know that its a problem, but we still have to pay the bill to get it fixed. If you look on here, thousands of people have the same issues. We have owned many Chevy including corvette and 2 Tahoe but since GM won't stand behind their products like they should, we will be buying another brand, Nissan or Honda next time.

- Kearneysville, WV, USA

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