Also, engine service and check lights would come on intermittently. Data being corrupted is one issue…corrupt data that results in very dangerous operation is another level up in the culpability of the designers… Safety and mission critical design is one of my fortes. The cruise control would work when it wanted to, same as the horn. Paid for the transmission to be replaced. Complaint Number: 714717 Incident Date: June 17, 1999 Date Added to File: November 13, 1999 Description of the Complaint: This is the second transmission to fail in this truck fact rebuilt to replace original that failed at 70,000 miles.
Hi, I have a 1997 2 door Chevy Tahoe with the 4L60E tranny. I have contacted gm myself but they refuse to help. Dealer claims they know about problems, but refuses to help pay for repair. Then on the 1st year it was idling loud and hard seemed to be making a lot of effort also a squeaking noise. My voice is just not loud enough. It is either sheer laziness or ignorance, neither of which belongs in a critical application… Good fix! It should say so in the owner's manual. Complaint Number: 761598 Incident Date: July 10, 2001 Date Added to File: May 8, 2002 Description of the Complaint: Due to the huge number of similar problems and complaints, clearly a problem exists, that the manufacturer refuses to acknowledge.
Complaint Number: 10060262 Incident Date: March 3, 2004 Date Added to File: March 3, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Proud owners of 1997 tahoe. It didn't matter if it was a long drive or short. Have you driven that area before? I am terrified to park every day, but again the mechanic said they can find nothing wrong with it! It sounded like it went into gear but it won't move. It will go after that and then after truck is warmed up it is fine. So I was going down the road and got up to speed and the shifting was significantly delayed. They called to tell me that they don't know what to do. We took it back and forth, losing use of the vehical for weeks at a time.
I never have had a problem maintaining traction even with the slickest of roads. Today I added more transmission fluid and the car still didnt move. Yesterday, same problem, tranny not kicking into 3rd, when it tries, the rpm skyrocket to 6000 and you don't accelerate. Complaint Number: 10074911 Incident Date: March 1, 2004 Date Added to File: June 7, 2004 Description of the Complaint: At about 95,000 miles the service engine light comes on intermiittenly after the truck has been driven 20 to 30 miles, after coming to a stop, the auto transmission shifts from 1st to second so hard, it feels like it is going to come out of the truck. The crack occured due to the u-joint breaking. Complaint Number: 864734 Date Added to File: July 5, 2000 Description of the Complaint: While traveling notice vehicle shifting hard with noise.
I do love my Chevy. Code reads: -means transmission is slipping at different speeds. But overall, I'm very pleased. Try not to run or drive the car or further damage could result. So last night I went ahead and removed the body control module fuse. I also feel very safe with the bigger vehicle on the road rather than something that may not hold up as well in an accident.
There is plenty of room in the vehicle for travel and vacations and it's easy to transport child and her friends with the excess room. U Joints are all new and the cross member was replaced that supports the transmission. Although I would prefer it to be a little less wide as it is just a couple inches too wide for me to back into the garage. I just got new brakes one month ago. Finally, in Jan 2004, the tranny just stopped altogether and we had to tow to continental. Originally Posted By SkagSig40: Originally Posted By TheKill: Sounds like it's starting to go. Whenever it happens all I need to do is pull over, turn the engine off for a few seconds, turn it on again and it's gone till the next time.
Also saw my coolant level was very very low. I enjoy the third row seating and all of the things included in it. Well this has resolved and the car is shifting like a new car!!! This will require you to have the tranny rebuilt and repaired. We feel this should be investigated and hopefully recalled as a factory defect. The issue is that my 2012 4wd Tahoe is having really weird shifting points, especially in the low gears and it jerks a lot when taking off.
I've owned 8 Chevies and never had an experience like this before! Started having problems with the truck locking up in reverse. Since most shops just send for a rebuilt transmission, the work is usually done in the same place, no matter who you have do the work. An hour on the nys thruway from buffalo going towards penn stateline. Also add a cleaning additive before the fluid flush. It was impossible to drive this vehicle without going crazy so my dealer took it back in on trade for another vehicle after one month but with a loss of course. It was the 2-4 band. The condenser went out before it hit 90,000 miles.
Prior this incident,transmission was replaced for this same issue. The Chevrolet Tahoe is an awesome and reliable vehicle for bigger families. Very convenient for all seasons! The truck had 48,023 miles on it. I had two rebuilt transmissions put in in 60 days, and the engine check light still comes on, and the transmission needs to be worked on again. I called probably a dozen transmission repair facilities and almost all said I was lucky I made it to so many miles before this happened as it is very common in this transmission.