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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Engine -- Verified

The 300 volt cables from the transmission to the generator control module may become damaged from rubbing on the "pinch weld" at the base of the firewall. Our technicians tell us that the cables must be replaced and proper clearance must be assured after the new cables are installed.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 2, 2013

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All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.

 

 

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Electrical & Lights, September 12, 2008

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The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

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Electrical & Lights, June 11, 2010

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The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

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Engine, May 18, 2009

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The RTV seal on the fuel system control modules may allow water to enter into the module. Water in the module can cause a short, which may cause hard starting, a crank-no start condition, or stalling, and the Service Engine Soon light may come on. If the engine stalls unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel system control module free of charge. The recall began on May 18, 2009. The GM recall number is 08411.

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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Questions and Answers

lhopkins, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Yakima, WA

I have had the check engine light come on 5 times during my 1.5 year ownership of my Tahoe hybrid. I have taken it into the dealer everytime and they told me they found nothing or just reset my co...

Visitor, 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Chanhassen, MN

How often should the oil be changed. I have heard at 3,500 and then at 5,000 an oil change/tire rotation and inspection and have also heard, just wait until you have little "oil life remainin...

Mark Wathen, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Aberdeen, NC

Air is cold, but not coming out of the vents very strong. Inconsistent flow.

aolvera1, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Hollywood, FL

The Service Hybrid system keeps popping up and when i make a complete stop i have to turn off the car and crank it back up to get it started but it'll keep doing that till eventually the car w...

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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Reviews

Very pleased with the Tahoe Hybrid. Have had it about 17 months and have had no problems. I have had one recall that did take longer than expected because the dealership was not real familiar with hybrids. I get about 20.6 mpg on mine. That is with a fair amount of high speed highway driving which pulls down the average a good deal. In town, I estimate close to the 22 mpg they report. This is much better than the first generation hybrid GMC I had and this has a much smoother transmission. My wife has a lexus RX and we generally ride in the Tahoe for comfort and nearly the same MPG's!

Only manufacturing problem that I have had was a driver's side door lock that occasionally has a rattle from a slightly poor fit, this only occurs in cold weather and on rough roads. The times that I have brought it in for routine service it has not been cold so of course no rattle.

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