really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,000 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid lights problems

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282016

Tahoe Hybrid

  • 99,000 miles


When driving or sitting in a parked position the electrical system goes crazy. Radio, dash controls, bells, lights, unlock/lock all start going on and off randomly. While driving the car will actually die out and stall while the electrical system is going crazy. The electrical system then locked either my ABS or 4WD on the back wheels causing the car to drive slowly then when I finally could pull over my car was smoking from under the entire car like it was going to catch on fire. This is completely unsafe. I was driving up a main highway when my truck started failing in the middle of traffic causing me to put the car in neutral and coast to the side. I then tried to start the truck again and it would not start at all. After turning everything on and off, moving the steering wheel it finally started again. Whatever electrical part or parts that run the entire car clearly have a major fault in them. This issue is clearly documented on videos and blogs from people who are having this problem for years. Search how to fix Chevy electrical problems and you will see. This is not acceptable for so many years without GM having to fix this problem at some point. If you are not a mechanic and take your car in they are charging thousands of dollars to try to search for the problem. It seems to be the ground wires running from the battery on most vehicles or the fuse. This is a simple fix if you are a mechanic but taking it in to the shop they charge outrageous prices. This is also the second time this has happened. The first time this happened my door locks were being replaced and when they gave the car back to me I immediately had to turn around and go back. They replaced the battery and alternator at that time and it has worked fine until now.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

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