2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Problems
The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.
One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Questions
Usually ends with security light or check 4 wheel drive. Bumping dash can make them electrical come back on, but will soon die again. Just had transmission rebuilt and week later this started happening
The fan/blower on the Chevy Tahoe controls the amt of air (be it AC/Heater/Outside air)pushed thru the vents into the car.
Works fine on speeds 3-5...and the air coming from the vents is appropriately cool; but on speeds 1 & 2, NOTHING!
Cause? Repair costs?
Recently (May 2014)had to repla...
I've tried WD-40,Nut Blaster so far nothing
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Recalls
The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.
Two potential pinch points exist on the second row seats when the head restraints are folded rearward and the seat back is folded down. If a person were to insert their finger(s) into the pinch point, it could trap and pinch the finger(s) causing injury. Dealers will install protective covers over the pinch points. The recall began November 22, 2002.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews
We have owned this vehicle since 2005 with only two problems: 1. transmission needed to be rebuilt and 2. front upper and lower ball joints and control arms. Otherwise this has been an extraordinary vehicle.
I bought this new in 2002. I have been impressed and disappointed at the same time. In the 8 1/2 years that I've own this car I've had to replace the transmission twice. The fist time I took it to the dealer and they replaced the broken disc. The second time I didn't trust the dealer so I took it to AAMCO. Both times were fixed under warranty... easily could have cost me well over $2,400. ...
Don't drive with the parking brake on by mistake, even for a short time or the parking brake shoes will need to be replaced. one other major proplem area is the fuel pump - it may leave you stranded! Very nice vechile otherwise. You can carry or tow just about anything.