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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,767 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jan 302012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


I have an 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz that has several electrical issues. My local Chevy dealer (lakeside Chevrolet in warsaw) hooked it up on their computer system and can't find anything wrong, so the dealer where I purchased this used vehicle ( replaced the ignition switch because they "think" that may be what's causing my vehicle issues. Below are the various issues that I am experiencing: 1. periodically, the door locks will cycle up and down and the power on the dash (radio, headlights, etc) goes black and the vehicle sputters like it's going to die (even while driving down the highway) 2. after that happens, and the vehicle comes out of this state, but if you smash down on the pedal the whole thing will occur again (huge safety issue while on the headlights and decreasing speed) 3. sometimes, the vehicle won't start (nothing happens) 4. the cd player sounds like the motor inside is constantly running. The dealer ( said this is a cooling fan...but it always runs? 5. the vehicle will completely die when placing the car in park and shutting off the engine (no power....nothing. Coasts to a halt.) note: We've already replaced the battery and still have all of the aforementioned issues. Update: The ignition switch replacement was a huge fail. On the way home last night, the vehicle did some really wacky things when I used my turn signal (the vehicle slowed dramatically while driving down the highway and the headlights and dash lights flickered off and on). All of this has made me angry enough that I disconnected the battery overnight to reboot the computer....I don't know if this helped or worked, but I am desperate enough to try anything right now because my family's safety is in jeopardy.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. While parked, the contact noticed that the passenger side air bag warning light was illuminated with the passenger seat occuppied. In addition, the gauges on the instrument panel would not provide an accurate reading. The failure would recur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics but the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062010


  • 4,810 miles
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe - with 5,194 miles intermittent and complete failure of all gauges on instrument panel and also intermittent cycling of door locks and horn as if the vehicle were being locked by using the remote. The failure of the gauges has occurred twice in the last 200 or so miles and the door lock cycling has happened once during the same period of time. There is no apparent pattern to the described problem. Since there are no gauges when the problem occurs, the drivability of the vehicle is severely limited; the speedometer, tachometer, oil, temperature and transmission gear selection indicator are inoperative. The vehicle is scheduled to be inspected on 02/10/2010 by the dealership where the vehicle was purchased and a replacement vehicle is being provided while the vehicle is out of service.

- Chipley, FL, USA

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