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

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.

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Average mileage: 122,931 (13,400–250,000)
18 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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The vents facing the driver blow out hot air when the air conditioner is on. Sometimes it goes back to cold and there have been times when I have to pull over to restart the vehicle. I just turned the heat on, and now cold air comes out then heater is on. Is this a recall problem?
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In AC mode, heat eventually comes out on drivers side. I had the actuator replaced by mechanic at a cost of $300.00 ($150 for the actuator and $150 for labor). New actuator worked fine for awhile now it's doing it again. Anyone have any suggestions or instructions on how to install new actuator?
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2005 tahoe. have noticed rear a/c blowing hot if it is on at the same time or before front a/c. have to turn all a/c off, turn on front, then back and it usually works. sometimes have to restart the vehicle to get it to work. just replaced the battery and fusible link cable between battery and alternator, now the passenger side is blowing hot. since we're at the 39th day in a row of 100+ outside, i don't need the heater. i've read other blogs and it seems to be either a mode selector motor or actuator door issue, but i haven't seen anything definitive. can anyone help, please!
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
cant switch air to vents from def
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Driver/passenger air vents blow hot then cold when using A/C. Back to cold when you restart the vehicle.
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late August the AC would switch to heat for a few minuets and then resume with the AC,. as summer became fall I disregarded the problem till the 1st hard frost when after 5 miles little heat
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trying to get cold air thru the dash vents is a hit and miss deal. air will go thru the defrosters for the most part but in az. this takes a long time to get the inside cool. has electronic air front and rear .all air coming out is cold but just the wrong place
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
AC blows hot. Have to turn off engine and turn back on and this seems to fix until next time.
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When the heat setting is on heat is only in the front the rear heat vents do not blow hot only cold even when the rear heat setting is on hot.
when air condition is on hot air blows on drivers side some of the time.. If I turn the vehicle off it will reset it. Same thing happens sometimes on passenger side.
after dealing with the on off hot cold issue for a couple of years it finally went all hot and no cold. I had the actuator replace parts and labor was right at $800.
The vents facing the driver blow out hot air when the air conditioner is on. Sometimes it goes back to cold and there have been times when I have to pull over to restart the vehicle
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe150,000
Ac ran super cold for 2 hour drive. Stopped to get food. Furnace out the front vents. Tried turning ac on and off no fix. Restarted truck and working fine again. Hope it holds
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe100,000
At first, hot air would blow out of the passenger's side while the AC was on. Next the AC would quit on the driver's side and blow extremely hot air (hotter than just the heat). I can get the AC back on only by shutting off the vehicle. The switch from AC to HOT seems to get worse starting about @ 85 degrees and when it's @ 100 degrees the AC stays on a very short while. When the AC is working, it is very cold.
Heat on drivers side while running ac not all the time. Now at 180,000. while running heat it blows cold air on drivers side it will not change.
Driver and passenger do not heat evenly. Have not fixed yet
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe120,000
Heating and A/C does not come on till 3 on the dial
AC will be on then for some reason hot air will start blasting out of the front or the rear vents.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe145,000
Vehicle delivers hot air while the AC/Heater system is off. I have not had the problem fixed, does anyone here have a solution that worked for them?
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe180,000
Extremely hot air blowing from drivers side - cold air blowing from passenger side. It has been happening intermittently for the past couple of years. Usually, when I turn the truck off and start again it will fix itself - but not anymore and of course on one of the hottest days of the year. I do not have a solution and it has not been fixed yet. Wondering if anyone had some problem and about how much it cost to repair?
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