Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail on Chevrolet Tahoe

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 93,385 (14,900–250,000)
13 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009
118 people reported this problem
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Front passenger door does not lock or unlock! 2009 Chevy Tahoe
Back doors won't unlock with remote in park and the door unlock. I have to Manually unlock them.
Does not allow me to use power features such as Windows, locks, mirrors etc...
Won't let me lock with remote or unlock.

Problem is still current
Yep, power door locks no longer work. Pain in the ass to use the key and likewise for the rear door elect lock no longer works
both left side accuators failed looking to repair myself
Both rear door lock actuators failed starting around 38000 miles. I replaced them both myself. Now at 52000 miles, and a 6 year old truck, the front passenger door lock actuator is now dead. I called Chevrolet and they said sorry not our problem. I said really, three out of the four fail and its not a manufactures defect. This is my last GM product. They wont stand behind their products. They must be paying to much out to pay for failed ignition switches to help anyone else with the junk they purchased from GM. Im a Ford Customer from now own. Thanks for nothing Chevrolet.
3 out of 4 doors the lock actuator quit working on my 2009 Tahoe last Chevy
When Tahoe parked outside depending on what side of vehicle is being hit by the sun, the back doors will not unlock with key fob or door lock buttons. Have to manually unlock door from inside. It only happens to back doors and whenever it is hot outside (in phx, is all the time).
First the rear passenger door would work intermittently, now the front passenger door has stopped completely. Worst thing is that there is no keyhole on the passenger side, so I have to reach over and unlock all the time. I am going to use a local shop vs. the dealer. Dealer quote was over $600 to repair both.
Lock button aint working after I changed fuse
power door locks for all 4 doors work intermittantly
Rear passenger door lock quit responding to front driver control and when using the door fob. Have to manually unlock and lock this door. Big pain.
Doors won't lock, nor unlock with button.
Driver door stuck shut on my 2009 Tahoe. Sometimes it will open, and sometimes it won't. Also having trouble with passenger side lock/unlock operation. Have not had fixed yet.
Front and rear door actuators do not work or work on occasion
Driver side door lock stopped working replaced the lock actuator at my expense. Now two more lock have stopped working. I'm not repairing them until Chevrolet issues a recall on them.
Front, passenger side door lock actuator does not work. Must lock/unlock door manually...
Back door (cargo door) lock actuator replaced @ 95,000 miles. Replaced again @ 170,000. Needs replacing again now @ 220,000 miles. I think there may be a design flaw here.
Power locks would work
Dealership repair, several hundred for the front only
Door locks on 3 of 4 doors 2009 tahoe 78000 miles. The driver lock has completely quit and the other 3 doors work randomly. Very frustrating have always owned chevy but with oil cunsumption and this problem it will probably my last one. Have searched prices of new locks and probably will repair myself. Disappointed to say the least.