definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,125 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid electrical problems

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 152016

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles


Out side rearview mirrors, will not open and close, using inside switch. Have to roll down windows to adjust mirrors. This is done when entering or backing out of the garage.

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 022015

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled after depressing the brake pedal. After the failure occurred, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle could be operated after the failure using the vehicle manual control feature. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the entire electronic brake control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was approximately 142,000.

- Oneonta, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 132015

Tahoe Hybrid

  • miles
Its about a corner I have just got a used Chevy Tahoe hybird 2008 at a dealer in NJ with 30 day warranty, and now the doors from lr-driver left rear and rr-passenger side rear lock doesnt open or lock! had my friend in back and doors didnt open from no way!! hope in god that theres a fire or emergency how does my kids, family get out? thats my problem. I think in every case safety is alway first! and hope Chevy should fix it as a recall!!

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 112013

Tahoe Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Sirius xm signal is not working and I have had the dealer do a reboot/reset on the radio. The reset worked for 2-3 months when I took it to gilchrist Chevrolet in Tacoma wa. I have lost signal again and dealership is not very helpful with this type of situation. Sirius xm points their finger at GM and GM is pointing their finger at sirius xm. I just want my radio to work. Dealership does not seem knowledgeable about hybrid cars that GM manufactured.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 062012

Tahoe Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Rear door locks (actuators) stopped working. First passenger rear lock failed to open or close. This happened after warranty coverage had ended. After some research I have found out that this is a widespread GM issue especially with 2008-09 GM SUV type of vehicles. My understanding is that the actuator motor fails. It is also my understanding that this electrical failure is due to a very inexpensive electrical actuator is used for the locking mechanism. This is a real safety issue and I am wondering when GM will be held accountable.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #3

May 062010

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. The contact stated that the keyless entry malfunctioned. After locking the doors electronically, while driving 25 mph, the rear passenger door opened. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer who replaced the door actuator on the rear passenger door. Now the front driver and passenger side door actuators were also malfunctioning; the vehicle was being repaired by the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212009

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid. While driving approximately 25 mph, the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Suddenly, there was no response when the brake pedal was depressed. The driver experienced extreme difficulty stopping the vehicle and had to slam on the brakes. The vehicle was able to slow down upon reaching its destination. The "on star" device was engaged and recommended that the engine be turned off and restarted. Immediately, the computer system reset itself; however, the failure recurred the following day. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the power assist failed. The technician reprogrammed the computerized system and replaced different control modules. In addition, while driving over 35 mph, the vehicle lurched forward unexpectedly. The failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 5,500.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

May 012009

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 12,000 miles
Complete vehicle failure - GM has admitted that they are at a loss as to how to fix the many errors (22) that show up on diagnostics. It was towed 3 times in 5 days & has now been at the dealership for 2 weeks & is still not functional.

- Dorchester, On, Canada, 00, USA

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