Print this page Notes: This might be the Tahoe sweet spot. The 2013 has a great safety rating (as long as you don't roll it over), tons of room and few complaints. What it doesn't have is the interior accessory problems of the older or newer generations.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,653 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe engine problems

engine problem

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2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052016


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle hesitated and lost power as if it would stall without warning. The air bag light illuminated and the vehicle did not respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The contact also stated that the radio powered on and off. The doors locked and unlocked on their own. The contact pulled the vehicle over, waited a few minutes, and proceeded to drive. The failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 022014


  • 66,613 miles
This vehicle was purchased from mac haik Chevrolet in houston, tx. Only one key was provided during the vehicle purchase. The other key was promised in an "we owe you" statement, but never received. At some point in time, it is believed the 2nd key was used to access this vehicle at undisclosed location(s) and or time(s) in addition to onstar app access. The vehicle began to make rubbing sounds when turning corners and losing a little power. In July 2014, I noticed my vehicle seemed to shake when going over speed bumps in a manner inconsistent with the way it normally went over speed bumps most times after vehicle delivery. In addition to, the engine seemed to be idling too high at no speed and in a manner inconsistent with the way it performed most times after vehicle delivery. Also, the dashboard is cracked around the airbag. In August 2014, I went back to the dealer for inspection of these problems. I was informed repairs were made to the front differential of the vehicle and the transmission was overfilled. I was provided a statement of the work, but I felt the verbal explanation for the work was too vague being my vehicle was in the shop for approx. 2 weeks. On or about October 1, 2015 I contacted the General Motors Chevrolet customer representative at the phone number listed on as (800) 222-1020. In this phone conversation, I was informed repairs were not done to the front differential, but to the rear differential and or powertrain. No warranty repair information was on file for any such repairs to the front powertrain. I contacted upper management with the dealership and there was no assistance provided to me in proactively resolving this discrepancy. I believe this vehicle may be hazardous based on the discrepancy of repairs and supplemental death insurance for me being attached to this vehicles VIN without my knowledge.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 012014


  • miles
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe. Representative from the city writes in regards to problems with police fleet. The consumer stated after the new engine calibrations were installed on seven vehicles, less than 24 hours later, the problem continued, along with additional issues and problems that were never experienced before. Specifically, the vehicles lunged forward aggressively after coming to a stop. GM eventually removed the calibrations. The issue with the vehicles stalling, lack of power, idle surging and hesitation upon acceleration, continued.

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014


  • miles
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe police package (65 total) consumer writes in regards to engines hesitate on acceleration, idle speed fluctuates and the engine would stall. General Motors acknowledged the concern and stated they were working on a resolution. General Motors released a service bulletin which consisted of a new engine calibration. Eleven of the vehicles were re-calibrated. However, the new calibration did not correct the concern. General Motors has sent multiple engineers to road test the vehicle, taken numerous recordings, fuel samples, but to no avail.

- Miami Gardens, FL, USA

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