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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,182 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #16

Jan 102005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles


The dashboard has two cracks one over the steering wheel and one over the passenger side air bag. I also have the light on and off saying (air bag service required) and the cruise control N has not been working neither for like 2 years all. It is a safety issue and concern when I travel with my family and this issue should be addressed immediately. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #15

May 212016


  • 130,000 miles
My strabilitrak and service traction control began flashing on and caused the brake lights to turn off. Then it reads, engine power is reduced. This began in November 201. I have taken it three times to be fixed. First I was told it was the throttle body, then a switch gear, then a fuel induction cleaning service. It is still happening, just twice this week. The engine slowing down while on the freeway proves to be deadly. In reviewing comments in the many consumers are having the same issues with the same results (a guessing game) why isn't this a recall?

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #14

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 #13

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

problem #12

Jan 152014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 109,011 miles
At 90,000 miles, all of my rear bearings were bad and had to have them replaced, basically a whole new rear end. Luckily it was covered under the 100,000 mile power train warranty. I have only towed a trailer twice with my Tahoe, so obviously a defect somewhere. Second issue is that there are 2 cracks on the dashboard; one in the area of the passenger side air bag, and the other on the backside of the drivers side steering column. These both occurred about the same time, around 100,000 miles. Obviously this is a widespread issue. GM needs to be replacing these dashboards on their dime and not expecting the customer to foot the bill for this defective product. It is definitely a safety issue. Should the airbag system have to deploy, pieces of plastic would become projectiles that would harm anyone inside the vehicle. The third issue I have, that began today at 109,000 miles, are involving the instrument panel. The speedometer did not work, the light that indicates which gear you are in did not come on, and the seat belt light and air bag light were on even though I was wearing my seat belt. I'm not sure what is causing this, and I'm hoping it is just a bad fuse. I am so dicouraged with my Tahoe lately. All of these little things going wrong have really made me leary of buying another GM product, and I've been excited about the 2015 redesign. Not so much now.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 292012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
We purchased a 2007 Tahoe in August 2012. Since this time, my wife and I have both experienced multiple electrical starting issues with the vehicle. A jump start or boost will often allow the vehicle to start. However, there have been situations where we have not been able to find an available boost. We have been stranded in parking lots, family vacations, work, and our kids games or practices. As noted in many of the complaints, the starting problems are intermittent and there are times a boost will not start the vehicle. In fact, we even began to lose power traveling at highway speeds during a family vacation this past summer. This is very disturbing issue for GM and their apparent inability or unwillingness to correct the problem. In addition to the starting / loss of power problems, a cracked dash and faulty cruise control is something that should not happen with the technology available. Based on a review of the complaints, it may likely be a battery cable issue. GM must recall this known problem!!!

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #10

May 312013


  • 95,000 miles


I own a 07 Chevy Tahoe lt & have had problems with the stabilitrac system since I bought it under warranty from the Chevy dealer. Originally all my car did was turn off the stabiltrac and say service stabilitac then it started to turn it self into safety mode where it reduces engine power &won't let you basically drive, then it started locking the doors by itself I have taken it in several times only to have the dealerships garage tell me its a different issue every time, everything from the bearings to a tiny cord. Well my car has continued to randomly put itself in safety mode for no reason&a few weeks ago I was driving on the freeway in the fast lane going the 65mph speed limit when it suddenly said engine power reduced service stabiltrac again & suddenly dropped my rate of speed to 15 miles to per hour without any pre warning.I barely made it to the next lane and then the shoulder and came so close to getting into a major accident I was so shaken.I let my car sit for a minute&like it always does it went right back to being fine.I took it back to the Chevy dealer who said there was nothing wrong with it (after a $200 bill to look at it) the next day it did it again this time on a highway where the speed limit was 55 mph.I was so shaken up with my little guys in the car that I contacted the Chevy Corp who at first said they were aware there was a problem with some 08 & newer Tahoe like this then when I asked them to fix mine they recanted their story saying they never heard of this problem.I decided to research it myself and have found hundreds and hundreds of posts&forums of people saying the exact same thing. Which is why I am contacting you, if this is happening in many Chevy/GMC cars w/stabilitrac this is soooo have your car suddenly reduce power to 10-15 miles per hour (with no brake lights or warnings to people behind you) is extremely dangerous.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 202013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 76,400 miles
My wife was accelerating from our street onto a major highway when the engine nearly shut down. Her speed was reduced to just 5 mph and the dashboard flashed engine power reduced, service stabilitrak, and service traction control. Unfortunately, she knew exactly what this was since this is the third time this has happened in this car in the last 18! we took it to our dealer and they tested the vehicle and diagnosed that the accelerator pedal sensor had failed again! we are extremely uneasy with the car now since each time this has occurred, it has been while one of us was accelerating onto a highway or interstate. On the previous occasion, she had to quickly move away from oncoming traffic...with our children in the car. The dealer indicated that they see this problem very often, but not this much in one car. This is obviously a defective part and should be checked into immediately.

- Belle Chasse, LA, USA

problem #8

Apr 122013


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the traction control light illuminated and the vehicle went into limp mode. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the throttle body needed to be replaced due to normal wear. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Winlock, WA, USA

problem #7

Apr 122011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
I have two problems to report first my gas pedal sticks to floor if I turn my floor mat upside down when my shoes are dirty gas pedal catches and sticks to floor under acceleration very scary and unsafe. Second problem is my dash cracked above my passenger air bag and I am afraid if it deploys the broken dash will come off with air bag and hit passenger in face causing injury or worse. I have read online of many other same year and vehicle with the same problems and would apriciate you looking into these before someone is injured thank you.

- Atwater, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 042011


  • 89,800 miles


While driving with cruise control enabled traveling at 70 mph with RPM at 2000 RPM, the 2007 Tahoe surged, jerked if you will, as if the cruise control was telling the vehicle it was going too slow. Hitting the brakes did not disengaged cruise control. Engine raced to 4000 RPM and locked at 4000 RPM! successfully shifted vehicle to neutral and was able to maneuver vehicle off the road and I can only hope the next person this happens to will be as lucky. Had to turn vehicle off to reduce engine RPM from the 4000 RPM it was locked on. Called on star and informed them of what happened and they ran a test which indicated no problem. Vehicle would not restart on first four attempts. Disabled cruise control button on steering wheel, which was glowing yellow, and the engine started. GM customer service contacted, file 71-965035291 and GM refused to replace cruise control as the local dealer in san angelo tx indicated they could not duplicate the concern. If should be noted it was 104 degrees and the engine had been running for over an hour and 100 miles with the vehicle loaded with 5 people and luggage. The local dealer did not duplicate the exact conditions and instead did a test drive of 60 miles without the load or high temperature. Talked to sarah at 866 790 8601 ext 12869 and she passed me on to victoria, david, and then back to victoria. I am an equipment engineer and victoria did not appear to have any technical knowledge. GM did not take my offer to remove my cruise control so they could bench test the unit and add heat to drive the faulty component to fail. GM, specifically victoria, wants to wait until someone else has the same problem. I know this lack of action by Chevy/GM seems hard to believe but the description I have provided is accurate.

- San Angelo , TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 152010


  • 59,000 miles
I own a 2007 Chevy Tahoe and I am experiencing problems with the cruise control. I will set it when traveling on the freeway and it will disengage on its own. At first I thought it was something I was doing but it continues to happen and now I realize after seeking information on the web that many Tahoe and Yukon owners ar having the same problem. I have also experienced some surging and speed fluctuation when it is engaged as have other people who'as comments I have seen on vehicle information web pages. I believe this could be a safety issue and possibly cause accidents. GM told me they were not aware any issues but I know now that this not true. I have seen service bulletins that indicate there are electrical problems with other electrical parts that may effect the cruise control. What options do I have?

- Saint Helens, OR, USA

problem #4

Aug 152007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While traveling at a speed of 35 mph the contact press on the brake and the vehicle accelerated up to 40 mph. The contact pressed the break again and the vehicle immediately stopped. Contact experienced failure with several components such as the battery, all the power door locks lock it automatically sets the alarm off. When the contact places his left foot close to the break pedal and emergency brake the interior lights and chimes would come on. On another occasion while parked the vehicles air bag deployed with smoke coming from the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the control module was replaced after the second battery replacement and the air bag system has not been repaired. Dealer refuses to perform service until further notice from the manufacturer. The current mileage is 36,500 and failure mileages were 15,000. Updated 5/20/2010 updated 09/-7/10

- Mt Gilead, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 192010


  • miles
I own a 2007 Tahoe my Tahoe accelerates with out pressing the gas pedal but you pressed it the RPM stay high even when you depress the accelerator if you put on drive the RPM stay high. I when to a used part store and exchange the accelerator and work fine since then when the electronic accelerator" breaks"S down I notice that stays at high rpms.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 102007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Speedometer reading completely incorrect, bounced back and forth. Sometimes will be correct, but more often it reads way over what the actual speed was. It also ticked as it moved. Chevrolet dealer said it will be $450 to replace it.

- Jenks, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 082006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 701 miles
Driving vehicle on the 7th day of ownership with cruise control on. On a slight down grade vehicle accelerated 20 mph over set cruise speed before I shut cruise off. The next morning, the vehicle continued accelerating after I took my foot off the gas at a light causing vehicle to crash into another vehicle. Chevy dealer in henderson, nv handled very poorly. Nearly two months after crash, GM called me and stated that their 3rd party independent evaluation (done by a retired GM employee) of the vehicle and its computers doesn't show any failure or malfunction to verify my claim. GM can say what they want. I know what happened and my wife and family witnessed the accident. GM had no interest in talking to them. For their protection, I'll take a loss and trade the vehicle as soon as I get it back. Just wanted a public record of situation in case of any future similar incidents. Ironically, I was impressed by vehicle and quality the week I had it. The report GM sent me appeared to confirm what I said happen, but they said not.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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