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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

electrical problem

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #102

Jan 012012


  • miles


Takata inflators I live in the northeast region and I believe my car is affected by the deflation of the airbags. Also I have an electrical issue where some of the speakers would work and then have a short and now the vehicle outlets in the front has stopped working. While driving I noticed the speakers would work and then short and come back on. Not all the front speakers are not putting out any sound and the outlets stopped working. Lastly the dash has been cracking. The crack starts from the driveside and ends in the center of the front dash. I happen to get in the car and notice a crack in the dash that gradually started to get bigger.

- Lake Ridge, VA, USA

problem #101

Nov 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Top of fuel pump rotting away and leaking fuel and fumes. Led inst. Cluster not working, unable to est, mileage or any engine info that is posted. Not a moving part not relegated to wear and tear. Should not have gone blank as odometer is a mandated item in a vehicle.

- Satten Island, NY, USA

problem #100

Nov 022016


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while at a highway rate of speed, smoke entered the interior of the vehicle within the vents and dashboard. The area of the dashboard and vents erupted into flames as well as under the hood. A fire fighter extinguished the flames and report was filed. The contact sustained minor injuries to the face and hands with no further medical treatment. The vehicle was towed to a impound lot. The insurance company was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Tonopah, NV, USA

problem #99

Sep 012016


  • 155,120 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the instrument panel failed to illuminate as well as the lighting where the radio was located. The contact noticed an abnormal odor inside the vehicle through the air vents. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,120.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #98

May 022016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Without warning, the driver side electric control panel began smoking and caught fire. Smoke entered the vehicle and then dissipated. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 10V240000 (electrical system) and 08V441000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Berwick, LA, USA

problem #97

Jan 012016


  • miles
Crack in the dash on drivers side. Interior door handles have caused cuts to hands. Service battery charging system light continues to come on. I have had the car serviced & mechanics can not locate the issue. Seems to be an electrical malfunction.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #96

Feb 192016


  • 200,000 miles


The vehicle has a faulty throttle body and throttle position sensor that cause the vehicle to go into "engine power reduced" mode which basically means the vehicle doesn't move. The engine is still running, but the vehicle is inoperable. This has happened to me dozens of times, in intersections, and I have to roll off the side of the road. Additionally, the intake gaskets leak allowing fluid into the engine. The dash cracked. We have also replaced the air ride shocks (ltz model), the connector will wear a hole in the shock. We have also replaced broken motor mounts and tie rod ends. Additionally, the vehicle was constantly running hot and we replaced the thermostat and radiator. The vehicle leaks oil and our mechanic said that it's the rear main seal that needs to be replaced.

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #95

Feb 102016


  • miles
Rear end went out at 150K. Dash cracked near passenger airbag radio don't work if it's raining

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #94

Dec 072015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the vehicle was having electrical issues. The rear brake lights, power windows, and power door locks stopped working. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired where it was diagnosed that the BCM module needed to be updated along with the driver side door master switch. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #93

Dec 102015


  • 154,000 miles
I was driving down the road and I lost all power and all my lights came on on my dash I just about got hit from behind

- Santa Claus, IN, USA

problem #92

Oct 212015


  • 140,000 miles


While driving or idling, vehicle displays error messages stating "reduced engine power", "stabilitrak system disabled" and "service traction control." The engine power reduces and the vehicle hesitates upon acceleration. It is difficult to get the vehicle to accelerate, especially in lower gears. Sometimes the vehicle completely loses power in the middle of driving and all control of the vehicle is lost. This has occurred both on city streets and major highways. Purchased the vehicle used about 5 months ago and it began doing this at after about two weeks of ownership. Took it to a Chevrolet dealership and they said the throttle body was sticking and needed to be replaced. The problem seems to be getting worse over the last few weeks. The vehicle is now stalling on a regular basis (about 1-3 times every time it is driven). The problem is worse when it rains a lot outside. I am afraid to drive the vehicle with my children inside because I have lost power on in the middle of a major interstate twice.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #91

Oct 142015


  • miles
Door handles are peeling and caused my child to get a cut and bleed, lights on inside of the truck keep turning on and off seem spoke electrical shortage

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #90

Oct 132015


  • miles
Air bag lights came on and sensors need to be replaced I should not have to pay for this being it is a safety issue and it is defect on GMC part.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #89

Jul 112015


  • 165,892 miles
The power lift gate for my car is not working properly. It does one of several things, works correctly when it wants to. Doesn't open at all when prompted, opens half way then shuts on its own, opens all the way and shuts on its own, or opens at random times when after just locking and securing the car. Also when open and prompted to close with the button/S, it will either close, not close or close half way and re open. Today my power lift gate decided to open suddenly on its own when I locked the car and stepped about 2 feet away, in just that moment a passing car in the parking lot was coming by and had to suddenly stop to avoid hitting my now raising power lift gate. Need less to say he was inches from hitting the corner of the gate with the front windshield of his car.

- Fresno0 , CA, USA

problem #88

Oct 092013


  • 79,000 miles
Every thing electrical goes crazy every once in awhile, check engine, service tra, air conditioning, seats, brand new battery drains and more

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #87

Apr 242015


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor from the front of the vehicle. The windshield wiper fluid function failed and the radio continued to function after the contact shut the vehicle off. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but the failures recurred. The contact also mentioned that the battery warning light would illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 10V240000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #86

May 122015


  • 105,000 miles
My tire monitoring system went out and now my keyless entry remote does not work. This same thing has happened to my daughter's and her husband's vehicle that he drives for work and they are all 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. This is quite an expensive repair and I feel that 3 people that own the same make model and year that something must be faulty.

- Hiawatha , KS, USA

problem #85

Oct 312009


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact observed the plastic ring around the ignition switch detached from the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the dashboard was fractured on the driver side of the vehicle and the horn failed. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Mount Bayou, MS, USA

problem #84

May 212014


  • 142,331 miles
Oil consumption of at least a quart between oil changes, misfiring at idle causing check engine light, stability track control service light. Chevrolet tells me there is not even 1 service bulletin or recall notice on my Tahoe.

- Marathon, FL, USA

problem #83

Mar 202015


  • 169,000 miles
I have 3 issues. Low power which read a lot of people have the same issue (bad torque converter).bad oil loss. Which everyone seems to have.which the won't fix. Transmission slipping which everyone is having and is not the transmission it's electrical. I was told to send a complaint in to you guys. I have read alot on this car and these are very common problems with the 07 Tahoe and I have all 3.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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