2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Problems

The Upper Dash May Crack

The upper dash may crack, most commonly on vehicles in warm climates and exposed to a lot of sunlight. The common repair is to replace the upper instrument trim panel. Information on a technical service bulletin or extended warranty is not available at this time.

Improper HVAC Temperature and/or Air Delivery Due to Failed Mode Door Actuator

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.

Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends

Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cleaned or replaced if necessary.

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Questions

I am hearing a small rubbing sound I think from the frontal axel, I changed the oil as per the catalogue ( AC deco 75/90 (1 answer)

The noise is coming from the frontal axel of my tahoe since 2 weeks on low speed my car mileage is 130,000 km and I am changing the axel oil every 60,000 miles

Is my throttle body bad? (2 answers)

Truck bogs down and enters safe mode and truck cannot be driven. Mechanic states it threw off a ton of codes but he believed that it was the throttle body. He reset all the codes and it runs fine.

Why does my electric cooling fan engage when I start the engine? (1 answer)

The fan will stay on for 4 to 5 minutes after starting the engine - I am concerned that the fan will wear out - It would seem the fan should only engage at high temperatures that occur while towing. Thanks,

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition Switch

The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.

Potential Loss of Steering Ability

The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the steering shaft to separate. The driver could experience a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and ensure the intermediate steering shaft bolts are tightened to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 13, 2011. The General Motors recall number is 11191.

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