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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,867 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe electrical problems

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

May 032016


  • 56,000 miles


2 issues--- 1st--dashboard has cracks in it, which 1 crack is on the passenger side. It could be a safety hazard and cause the airbag to explode causing great harm to a person. These cracks are in the same position as many other consumers who have made complaints. 2nd--engine shuts down while driving; no steering or brake control. Radio shuts off & on, all dash components flicker on and off, gauges turn off, door locks engage & disengage. This happens for 3-10 seconds and then will "reset" and function normal. I've looked at different forums to try to find out what could be causing this and many other people are experiencing this issue.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 212016


  • 49,000 miles
Stability control warning light began flashing. Instrument panel including all gauges stopped working. Stopped the vehicle, waited and restarted it. Instrument panel and gauges began working. From then on instrument panel and all gauges worked only intermittently. After a few weeks gauges stopped working completely. I was unable to determine, speed, amount of fuel, could not tell if the turn signals were working, back up warning sound was not working, cruise control did not work. Dealer said the entire gauge panel required replacement. The vehicle has just under 50,000 miles.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #5

May 252015


  • 46,366 miles
Our Tahoe accelerated on it's own 3 or 4 times at different speeds. In each situation putting on the brakes would not stop the vehicle. I was forced to enter high speed traffic and get into a center turn lane just missing an accident. I put the Chevy Tahoe in neutral which allowed the engine to race to a point it could/would have blown. I was able to turn off the ignition but was in the middle of the road. My wife will not drive the car and will trade it for another brand. Each of the times this happened it was at different speeds & the speed control was not on. Turning off the Chevy Tahoe allowed it to restart each time so we could get home. GM like all car companies diagnostic software is not designed to signal the causes of these intermittent types of problems thus they can go on for years before getting fixed. This is the fourth GM vehicle over 20 years & all have had electrical issues and unless multiple people are killed GM keeps doing the same poor job.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 052015

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V827000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Updated 5/19/15

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 072014


  • 47,000 miles
While I was driving on 678 highway my traction control and stabilik turned off and the engine mode light turned causing my truck drop in speed from 55 to 40. Had to pull over and shut the truck off and was able to make it home.

- Elmont, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 232013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 62,704 miles
I was driving when the suddenly the engine power was reduced and traction control stability track came on and said to service engine I was going 70 and the speed dropped down to 40. I have no idea why this happen I'm going to see if the dealer will fix problem tomorrow.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 132011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle independently decelerated. The contact mentioned that the ABS, loss of power, check engine and the traction control warning lamps were illuminated immediately after the failure. In addition, the contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle sensor and cables were defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the remedy failed to correct the problem. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 17,000. Updated 07/02/12 the consumer stated the vehicle loss all power and the vehicle decelerated quickly. Updated 07/12/12

- Bel Air, MD, USA

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