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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,931 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jan 262015


  • 165,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise and smelled a burning odor. In addition, the check engine, the tire, the traction, and the rear access warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000.

- Salma, AL, USA

problem #13

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 #12

Jun 012012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the oil engine warning light illuminated and that the oil needed to be replenished every 1,500 miles. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the pistons needed to be replaced and that the motor needed to be rebuilt. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the vehicle was placed under an oil consumption test for 100 miles and discovered that the vehicle needed a heavier oil. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #11

Oct 102014

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 134,909 miles


Our extra third vehicle Tahoe, is driven on the weekends or when the entire family is going out. On October 10th, we notice a knocking noise while driving or sitting idle. We took the car to the dealership on October 11th and was told we needed a new engine or to buy a new vehicle. We took the car to a local mechanic on October 13th for a second opinion and was told the car was 2 quarts low in oil. Which was a major red flag to the mechanic. Now, we have to purchase a new engine.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Jan 102011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Extreme oil consumption on my 2007 Chevy Tahoe...have to add oil every time at approximately 1500 - 2000 miles after oil change. This should not be happening. Chevy knows about numerous amounts of complaints on 2007 Tahoe's and they do nothing about it. Also have complaints on cracked dashboard...this should not be happening at all. This SUV cost me 50K and we should not be experiencing these!!!

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 052009

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 49,000 miles


There is a misfire and stabiltrac light that comes and goes intermittent the dealer don't know what's wrong I've changed out electrical parts all over the truck still cant find. Battery issues from beginning of trucks purchase now I drive today and have water leaking in the doors so much that fill up and spill inside.. I've learned that GM really doesn't care about their customer and its really sad seeing this is my third Tahoe and Impala ss, , really thinking Toyota is gonna get my business unless GM can make things right for their customer.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 262013


  • 106,930 miles
My Chevy Tahoe has had an oil consumption issue since purchase in 2007. The oil light will come on after 2500 miles after a recent service and stated that the level is low. Taking it to the dealership multiple times and they continue to state it is "normal" oil consumption. This is not normal operating conditions and needs to be addressed by GM.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 302012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Was driving and when exiting freeway. Truck started shaking really bad and traction /stability control light came on. Engien light has been coming on and off for about a year. All they do is reset system and comes right back on a few days later. It been well taken care of. Bought it in 06 and paid it off in 08. This truck has been giving me many problem since 09. I even have a crake on dash board all the way to air bag since 08. Dealer said no recalls and is due to sun! bull.... I have been reading on-line and many people have simalier problems.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 282012


  • 184,000 miles
This is the second incident. Was driving at 45 mph and made a turn. The Tahoe loss power and stalled. The computer read reduced engine power and stability trak off. This is bothersome being that this can happen anywhere at anytime. Afraid of possible accident or worse.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #4

Dec 232012


  • 105,753 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the stability control warning light illuminated, the steering seized and the vehicle stalled simultaneously. The failure was experienced several times. The contact was able to coast onto the shoulder and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 105,753.

- Wichita , KS, USA

problem #3

Nov 012012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
The oil level low light came on in the car. I took the car to my local mechanic. He also has a 2007 Tahoe. He told me to take the car to the local Chevy dealer. He has seen this many times in the 2007 Tahoe, apparently they burn oil and it is due to a defective design of the piston and piston ring. The dealer paid for his Tahoe to be fixed. I was told that GM now uses a minimum participation financial calculator and GM would only pay for 45% of the cost to repair, leaving me with a $1,705.10 repair bill. I was able to get the repair cost down to $850. However, this car is defective. I have not even finished paying for the car and the dealer is telling me I need a new engine due to a design flaw. I think GM needs to do the right thing here and repair their flawed 2007 Tahoe. GM clearly knows of the flaw as they redesigned the 2008 piston and piston ring.

- Cornelia, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022012


  • 68,000 miles
Excessive oil consumption, dealer acknowledged the problem with that model year engine, after taking the vehicle in 3 times about this problem the installed oil deflector per tsb, still has not fixed the problem. Vehicle still uses 1.5 quarts of oil every 1000 miles, all maintenance has been done by the book by the dealership I purchased the vehicle from.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #1

May 292012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 66,200 miles
As I was driving down the interstate at a controlled speed of 70mph I suddenly noticed the stability and traction icon came on and off every 2 or 3 minutes. As this happened I felt my engine lose power and the steering wheel locked up for a few seconds. This is now happening every day I drive to work or anywhere I drive over 55mph. I have a 4 month old son and I am petrified at would could happen if this does not get recalled or fixed. I have read that service centers can not fix this.

- Mobile, AL, USA

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