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.
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Problems
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.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
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.
The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Recalls (Recent)
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The second row center seat belt routing may make it difficult to position correctly on smaller passengers. If the seat belt rides up to fit around the abdomen, the risk of internal injury is increased in a crash. Dealers will cut the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and the remaining sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer. The recall began July 21, 2005. The GM recall number is 05037.
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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Questions and Answers
I have a tohoe and the heat in the rear just stopped working out of nowhere now it just blows cold in the rear of the vehicle but the front heat works fine.
Do they run on seperate heater cores if...
what is causing my heated seats to kick off. If I only have one on it does not kick off, but if I have both on they will kick off
When the Weather is at or below freezing my speedometer quits working until the
weather heats up or after many stops & goes it starts working properly. It's like it ices up ...
My GM dealer reprogramed my PCM because the crank position sensor needed to be reset. Seems like the check engine code would come on if this needed to be done or the car would not drive correctly!...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Reviews
I have had a sterring issue with this vehicle since 15K--it is a design defect according to the service person. They repaired it twice..now in for a third time, they are saying they never saw the vehicle--how convenient! Fortunately the corporate has a record of the visit! Champion Chevy in Austin Texas are criminals...don't trust them!!
I purchased a few months ago used from a dealer I found it on internet. Was the salesmans's sister inlaws Tahoe. Great deal, I stole it I think. Took it to my mechanic and looked it over and he said. Can you fine me one WOW it's nice. Only thing I have done other than change oil is stick a K&N air filter in it. Tons of power, and runs like a top. Loaded, not a Z71 but every other option available 4X4, DVD, Wireless headphones, Bose Premium sound, and removeable rear seats.. the reason.. It's our gig truck, hauling around sound equipment in the rear and pulling 10' trailer full of gear to music gigs. LOVE IT!
2004 Tahoe, love this truck. Had one problem with road noise, not tires, wheel bearings. Great truck, looks good all the time.
MHolt Friendswood Tx
Have not had any problems with this truck!!! It's been awesome. I have over 120,000 miles on it, still factory brakes!!! Changing the fuilds and new tires are the only thing that has been done. I love this truck!!! Drives like new!!!