2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R168356

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Damage
Collision
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VIN 1GNEK13Z22R168356 Decoding Chevrolet Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Tahoe

Model Year

2002

Plant City

ARLINGTON

Series

1500

Trim

1/2 Ton

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GM Truck Group

Plant State

TEXAS

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

5300.0

Displacement (CI)

323.42584370208

Displacement (L)

5.3

Engine Model

L59

Fuel Type - Primary

Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

Iron

Engine Manufacturer

GM

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1GNEK13Z22R168356

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948453
Consumer Location: SANDY, UT
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRUCK IS HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM AS NOTED IN RECALL #05068, NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 05V379000, BUT THEY STATE MY VIN NUMBER IS EXCLUDED FROM THE RECALL. THIS CAR WAS OPERATED IN MICHIGAN. AT LOW SPEED, COMING UP TO AN INTERSECTION UNDER 5 MPH, FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABS KICKS ON AND LURCHES THE CAR FORWARD. I READ THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE WHEEL SPEED SENSORS. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING AND GETTING WORSE FOR THE PAST YEAR. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908148
Consumer Location: PRIOR LAKE, MN
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS KEEPS ENGAGING DURING LOW SPEED STOPPING AND PARKING MANEUVERS, DRY CONDITIONS. THIS IS INCREASING BRAKING DISTANCE WHEN APPROACHING SLOWING TRAFFIC AND IS VERY ALARMING. WE NEARLY HAD AN ACCIDENT WHEN THIS HAPPENED. I CALLED A LOCAL DEALER, AND THEY SAID THAT "RECALL WORK" HAD BEEN PERFORMED FOR THIS ISSUE IN 2005, AND I WAS ON MY OWN FOR THE REPAIR. I THINK THIS IS A MAJOR DESIGN FLAW AND GM SHOULD COVER THE REPAIR INDEFINITELY UNLESS A DESIGN IMPROVEMENT WAS CREATED. A CAR SHOULD STOP WHEN YOU NEED IT TOO, NOT CONTINUE ON ITS COURSE AND SPEED IGNORING MY INPUT. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY REPLACED PARTS OF A BAD DESIGN WITH PARTS OF THE SAME DESIGN THEN THERE WAS NO DESIGN IMPROVEMENT TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE WHEN THE "RECALL WORK" WAS PERFORMED. I THINK THIS IS A MAJOR FLAW IN THE RECALL PROCESS. WHAT RECOURSE TO I HAVE NOW? I KNOW SEVERAL OWNERS OF MID-2000'S CHEVY TRUCKS WITH THIS ISSUE, AND IT KEEPS COMING BACK IF YOU OWN THE TRUCK LONG ENOUGH. WHAT IS BEING DONE? I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO KEEP PAYING FOR REPAIRS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10860225
Consumer Location: TULSA, OK
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED THE TRUCK BRAND NEW IN 2002 AND HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT HELL FROM IT. WE'VE HAD SEVERAL ISSUES, SEVERAL BREAKDOWNS AND STRANDED MOMENTS ON THE HIGHWAY DUE TO SOMETHING MALFUNCTIONED IN THE FUEL SYSTEM THAT EVEN CHEVY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT. IT'S BEEN UNRELIABLE AND GIVEN US HELL THE ENTIRE TIME WE'VE OWNED IT. WE'VE DUMPED THOUSANDS $$ INTO REPAIRS IN THE LAST 15 YEARS. MOST RECENTLY A NEW TRANSMISSION AFTER IT WENT OUT ON US TOWING A SMALL TRAILER WITH A TOW PACKAGE THAT COULDN'T TOW. WE'VE DUMPED ENOUGH MONEY INTO THIS TRUCK TO HAVE PURCHASED ANOTHER TRUCK BRAND NEW. ON 3/28/16 THE TRUCK SPONTANIOUSLY CAUGHT FIRE AND BURNED DOWN WHILE UNOCCUPIED AND PARKED IN OUR DRIVEWAY. TO ADD TO THE HARDSHIP WE HAD JUST REDUCED THE INSURANCE TO LIABILITY AFTER CARRYING FULL COVERAGE FOR THE PAST 15 YRS. THE TRUCK IS A TOTAL LOSS AND NOW WE ARE WITHOUT TRANSPORTATION!! WHAT HAPPENED CHEVY?

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10630580
Consumer Location: KETTERING, OH
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LINE RUPTURE DUE TO CORROSION AND RUST. CREATED UNSAFE STOPPING DISTANCES. VEHICLE IS UNABLE TO COME TO COMPLETE STOP USING JUST THE NORMAL HYDRAULIC BRAKES. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

June 15, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10344438
Consumer Location: WILSONS MILLS, NC
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2006, I NOTICED THAT MY DRIVER'S SIDE MIRROR WAS LEAKING THE GREEN "GOO" THAT DIMS HEADLIGHTS REFLECTING IN IT AT NIGHT. ONCE ALL OF IT WAS LEAKED OUT AN OVAL, THAT HAD THE APPEARANCE OF AN OIL SLICK, CAME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MIRROR. NOW, THE SILVER TOP LAYER OF THE MIRROR APPEARS TO BE SLIDING OFF. IT HAD A "FUNHOUSE MIRROR" APPEARANCE TO IT ONCE THE "GOO" STARTED LEAKING OUT OF IT, BUT NOW IT IS MUCH, MUCH WORSE. EVERYTHING IS VERY BLURRY, YOU CAN'T SEE HOW TO BACK THE VEHICLE AT NIGHT, AND IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT DURING THE DAY. I HAVE INQUIRED TWICE ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF A RECALL ON THIS ISSUE, AND OF COURSE, CHEVROLET HAS DOWNPLAYED THIS. THE MIRROR ITSELF COSTS OVER $400 - NOT THE ENTIRE CASING. THE ENTIRE CASING IS OVER $500. THERE WAS NO INCIDENT, ACCIDENT, OR INJURY TO THE VEHICLE THAT CAUSED THIS PROBLEM. IT JUST HAPPENED. I ALSO SEE MANY TAHOES WITH THESE SAME MIRRORS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM RIDING AROUND THE TOWN WHERE I LIVE AND WORK. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 02, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286412
Consumer Location: PATCHOGUE, NY
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 2001. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STOP AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND ENGAGING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE PEDAL EXTENDED TO THE FLOOR WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP; HOWEVER, AFTER APPLYING EXTREME PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, HE WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC STATED THE BRAKE LINE HAD FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING $600 TO REPLACE THE BRAKE LINE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 36,000. UPDATED 10/29/09. *LJ THE CONSUMER STATED TO REPLACED ALL THE BRAKE LINES WILL COST$ 2,500. UPDATED 10/29/09.*JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404840
Consumer Location: GROVETON, TX
VIN: 1GNEK13Z02R****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE AN 02 TAHOE Z71 THAT RECENTLY I'VE BEEN HAVING BRAKE PROBLEMS AT SLOW SPEEDS WHEN TRYING TO STOP LIKE THE ABS IS TRYING TO KICK IN RANDOMLY BETWEEN ABOUT 5 TO 15 MPH WHEN SLOWING FOR RED-LIGHTS OR STOP SIGNS THERE'S TIMES I HAVE TO LET OFF AND REAPPLY BRAKE 2 TO 3 TIMES AT LEAST BEFORE IT WILL ACTUALLY STOP WITHOUT THE ABS KICKING IN. I READ ABOUT SOME RECALLS ON THIS ON 02 TAHOES BUT MY VIN SAID I HAD 0 UNFIXED RECALLS

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383103
Consumer Location: HOOVER, AL
VIN: 1GNEC13Z02R****

Summary of Complaint

ABS AND BRAKE LIGHTS REMAIN ON AFTER TAHOE IS CRANKED AND DRIVEN.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11382901
Consumer Location: PONTIAC, MI
VIN: 1GNEK13Z42J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE RAN ACROSS BLACK ICE CAUSING THE CONTACT TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SPIN UNCONTROLLABLY EVENTUALLY CRASHING INTO A CONCRETE WALL WITH THE FRONT-END OF THE VEHICLE. NO AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED INJURIES TO THEIR KNEE, SHOULDER, NECK, BACK, AND EYE. MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NEEDED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE TOWED AND DEEMED TOTALED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.*DT THE CONTACT RECIEVED A CLAIM ID NUMBER #ODI11382901 AND CASE NUMBER [XXX].*JB

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11343199
Consumer Location: CROSSVILLE, TN
VIN: 1GNEC13Z02J****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE REPLACED RUNNING LIGHTS ABOUT 30TY TIMES BOTH RT AND LT.FINELY IT BURNED OUT SO BAD THAT IT WANT LET ME REPLACE THE BULBS THEY JUST DON'T WORK ANYMORE.THIS STARTED ABOUT 2015 I DIDN'T KNOW OF THIS SITE SO HERE WHAT CAN WE DO.THANKS

Components: SEATS

August 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 11343351
Consumer Location: FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
VIN: 1GNEC13T22R****

Summary of Complaint

ACCESS TO THE THIRD ROW SEATING CABLE LACY FAILED. IF ANYONE IN THE THIRD ROW NEEDED TO GET OUT IN AN EMERGENCY THEY WOULD BE TRAPPED MOST LIKELY. ALL REAR SEAT CABLES ARE BROKEN.

Components: STEERING

February 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11339195
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22J****

Summary of Complaint

FEELS LIKE I'M DRIVING A BOAT. DELAYED ACTION WHEN STEERING . VEHICLE IS USED INTERMITTENTLY

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

October 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11299080
Consumer Location: SEMINOLE, AL
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22J****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS COMING HOME ON MY ROAD GOING 30 MILES AN HOUR GOING AROUND THE CURVE 25 IF THAT MY STEERING DID NOT WORK I WENT ON THE ROAD STARTED ROLLING IN TWICE AND LANDED UPSIDE DOWN NOT ONE OF MY AIRBAGS WENT OFF I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL THE AMBULANCE HAD TO COME AND GET ME

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266920
Consumer Location: HAYES, VA
VIN: 1GNEK13Z72R****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LINES HAVE RUSTED THROUGH AND CAUSED AN EXTREMELY UNSAFE SITUATION. WHILE ON A FAMILY VACATION TO THE OUTER BANKS THE BRAKES FAILED WITHOUT WARNING. WE WERE ABLE TO FIND A REPAIR SHOP TO LOOK OVER THE BRAKE SYSTEM AFTER REFILLING THE MASTER CYLINDER WITH BRAKE FLUID. THE REPAIR SHOP FOUND NO ISSUES WITH THE BRAKES AND SAID SOMEONE PROBABLY FORGOT TO BLEED THE BRAKES AFTER SERVICING THEM. SINCE IT WAS A RECENTLY PURCHASED VEHICLE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW THE HISTORY OF WORK PERFORMED WE THOUGHT THIS WAS POSSIBLY THE ISSUE. AFTER DRIVING ANOTHER 50 MILES OR SO THE BRAKES FAILED AGAIN FOR THE SECOND TIME. THIS TIME MY FAMILY AND I WERE ON THE WAY TO THE STATE FAIR. I CRAWLED UNDER THE VEHICLE AND FOUND ONE LINE TO BE COMPLETELY RUPTURED AND ALL OTHERS TO BE SEVERELY RUSTED. I NOW PLAN TO REPLACE ALL BRAKE LINES BEFORE THE VEHICLE IS USED AGAIN. I OWN MUCH OLDER VEHICLES WITH BRAKE LINES IN PERFECT SHAPE. AFTER DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH I FOUND THAT CHEVROLET BRAKE LINES USED IN THIS MODEL AND YEAR HAVE HAD ABNORMALLY HIGH BRAKE LINE CORROSION AND FAILURE COMPARED TO OTHER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED DURING THE SAME TIME PERIOD. I AM WONDERING WHY THIS ISSUE HASN'T BEEN BROUGHT TO THE PUBLICS ATTENTION AND WHY NO RECALL? THE BRAKE LINES WERE OBVIOUSLY MANUFACTURED WITH INFERIOR MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP OR BOTH. THANKS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

April 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241900
Consumer Location: HAWTHORNE, CA
VIN: 1GNEC13V42R****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE WAS LEAKING OIL FROM THE ENGINE, FRONT AND BACK BRAKES WERE FAULTY, THE STARTER WAS GOING BAD, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR THE BACK WINDOWS WERE NOT IN WORKING CONDITION. THE VEHICLE WOULD DISPLAY SENSOR LIGHTS TO HAVE THE VEHICLE ENGINE CHECKED BUT THEN AFTER ABOUT 2 DAYS IT WOULD NOT SHOW A DISPLAYING MESSAGE IT WOULD ALSO EFFECT THE AUDIO FUSE THAT ALLOWS THE AUDIO SYSTEM TO FUNCTION. THE TIRES WERE BALD ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE AND LEFT BACK PASSENGER SIDE. THE SEAT BELTS WERE DIFFICULT TO ENTER INTO LATCH IN ORDER TO SECURE SEATBELT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

June 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231482
Consumer Location: CARTHAGE, MO
VIN: 1GNEC13Z62R****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT CAUGHT ON FIRE FROM WIRING UNDERNEATH.

Components: SEATS

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11128013
Consumer Location: BECKER, MN
VIN: 1GNEK13Z22J****

Summary of Complaint

CABLE THAT OPERATES THE REAR SEAT MECHANISM BROKE SO REAR SEAT CANNOT BE FOLDED DOWN WHICH IMPEDES THE ABILITY TO ACCESS THE 3RD ROW SEATING. PASSENGERS IN 3RD ROW SEAT CANNOT EXIT THE VEHICLE THROUGH THIS DOOR.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11112535
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, VA
VIN: 1GNEK13Z42J****

Summary of Complaint

WIFE CAME HOME AND SAID THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO FLOOR WHEN ATTEMPTING TO STOP. WITH ENGINE RUNNING, BRAKE FLUID IS SEEN PUMPING OUT OF RIGHT FRONT BRAKE LINE. MECHANIC REPORTS LINE BURST AND ALL OTHER LINES ARE SEVERELY RUSTED AND MUST BE REPLACED. $1500 REPAIR ESTIMATE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097884
Consumer Location: FLORAL PARK, NY
VIN: 1GNEK13Z72R****

Summary of Complaint

STEEL BRAKE LINES - CORROSION - LOST BRAKING POWER DUE TO CORROSION OF BRAKE LINES.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11073112
Consumer Location: FAIRFAX, VA
VIN: 1GNEK13Z02J****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKES ON MY TRUCK ARE ENGAGING THE ABS AT LOW SPEED STOPS. THIS IS CAUSING A LOSS OF BREAKING AT THE CRITICAL LAST FEW FEET OF STOPPING. THIS PROBLEM IS OCCURRING ON SMOOTH DRY PAVEMENT. YOUR 2008 ACTION NUMBER PE05020 WAS A RECALL SPECIFIC TO MY PROBLEM. CHECKING FOR A RECALL ON MY TRUCK SHOWED NO SPECIFIC RECALL FOR MY VIN. BOTH MY LOCAL DEALERSHIP AND THE GM REPRESENTATIVE AT 800-222-1020 TELL ME THAT I HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY REPAIRS OUT OF MY OWN POCKET BECAUSE THERE IS NO "RECALL" ON MY VEHICLE. I AM CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF MY FAMILY EVERY TIME WE DRIVE THE VEHICLE. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM FIXED?

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057124
Consumer Location: MOOSE LAKE, MN
VIN: 1GNEK13Z12J****

Summary of Complaint

MY ABS ACTIVATES UNDER 5MPH ON DRY ROADS. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM BUT MY TRUCK DOESN'T QUALIFY. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE AND THEY CAN "WALK AWAY" SAYING MY VIN IS NOT AFFECTED. BUNCH OF GARBAGE - I'VE BEEN A CHEVY GUY FOR EVER AND WORKED AT A CHEVY DEALERSHIP - THIS CAUSES ME TO LOOSE SOME FAITH. DEALERSHIPS HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP BUT THERE HANDS ARE TIED BY GM. SAD!!

Components: AIR BAGS

May 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10959170
Consumer Location: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: AIR BAGS

January 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10943898
Consumer Location: ROCKLIN, CA
VIN: 1GNEK13T82J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE THE DRIVER WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN, ANOTHER VEHICLE DROVE THROUGH A RED LIGHT AND CRASHED INTO THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED A FRACTURED CLAVICLE, STERNUM, VERTEBRAE, LEFT HAND, ELEVEN FRACTURED RIBS, AND A MAJOR LACERATION ACROSS THE FACE THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED AND DEEMED DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 239,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10926683
Consumer Location: PRIOR LAKE, MN
VIN: 1GNEK13Z62J****

Summary of Complaint

COMPLETE BRAKE FAILURE. AVOIDED ANY COLLISION. COST TO REPAIR $1,025.56. OCCURED ON A BUSY ROUNDABOUT. NEEDED TO BE TOWED TO DEALER FOR REPAIR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910883
Consumer Location: ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA
VIN: 1GNEC13Z12R****

Summary of Complaint

DURING THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, AT RANDOM INTERVALS RANGING FROM DAYS, MONTHS AND YEARS, MY TAHOE WILL NOT START. I HAVE HAD IT CHECKED BY A CHEVROLET DEALER AND AN INDEPENDENT AUTOMOTIVE SHOP. THEY ARE UNABLE TO REPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THIS HAPPENS WHEN I STOP THE VEHICLE TO GET GAS, PARK IT TO GO SHOPPING OR TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. I NEVER KNOW IF IT IS GOING TO START OR NOT. I FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF MY WIFE AND SON WHEN THEY ARE OPERATING THE TAHOE IN CASE THIS HAPPENS TO THEM. AT FIRST, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST MY VEHICLE. BUT, RESEARCHING THE INTERNET TODAY, I FIND THAT COUNTLESS OTHERS HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH A VARIETY OF GM AND GMC VEHICLES -- PRIMARILY SUVS AND PICKUP TRUCKS. THERE ARE EVEN VIDEOS BY DRIVERS WHO HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS I HAVE EXPERIENCED: THE VEHICLE WILL NOT START. AFTER WAITING ANYWHERE FROM 10 MINUTES TO OVER AN HOUR AND CONTINUOUSLY TRYING, THE VEHICLES WILL START LIKE NOTHING WAS WRONG. I'VE HAD AAA MECHANICS WHOM I'VE CALLED TO TOW MY TAHOE WITNESS THIS MALADY. I FIRMLY BELIEVE GM/GMC SHOULD ISSUE A RECALL AND REPAIR THIS PROBLEM BEFORE SOMETHING TRAGIC HAPPENS TO SOMEONE WHO CANNOT START THEIR VEHICLE WHEN THEY ARE IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION SUCH AS AT NIGHT OR IN AN INTERSECTION.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10824759
Consumer Location: HILTON, NY
VIN: 1GNEK13Z72R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE BRAKE PEDAL PULSATED AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT CONTINUED TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO RESPOND. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS OF 5 MPH OR LESS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V379000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 185,000. UPDATED 04/13/16*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKES FUNCTIONED PROPERLY WHEN THE ABS WAS DISCONNECTED. UPDATED 04/20/16

Components: TIRES

January 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10821461
Consumer Location: ALAMEDA, CA
VIN: 1GNEK13TX2J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE EQUIPPED WITH COOPER ZEON XST TIRES, SIZE: P305/45R22 (NA). WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE SIDEWALL DETACHED FROM THE TIRE AND CAUSED IT TO FAIL. THE TIRE WAS REPLACED. THE TIRES WERE REPLACEMENT TIRES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE DOT NUMBER WAS UNKNOWN. THE APPROXIMATE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 198,000 AND THE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 7,000.

Components: STEERING

December 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10816269
Consumer Location: KEYPORT, WA
VIN: 1GNEK13Z52R****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING CONSISTENTLY CUTS OUT WHEN TURNING *RIGHT* AND ENGINE IS COLD. ALSO EXPERIENCED SAME ISSUE WHEN ENGINE IS WARM BUT DE-ACCELERATING (SLOWING DOWN) AND TURNING RIGHT. THIS FORCES VEHICLE INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC LANE BECAUSE IT WILL NOT TURN. HAPPENS AT VARIOUS SPEEDS IN ALL TYPES OF TRAFFIC. THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY GETTING WORSE. LOCAL DEALER SAYS THEY ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY PROBLEMS FITTING THIS DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, MULTIPLE CHEVY BLOGS ARE FULL OF SIMILAR REPORTS AND ALL STATE CHEVY IS NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY. (??)

Components: STRUCTURE

February 10, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10808947
Consumer Location: PEARL CITY, HI
VIN: JM1BK34L581****

Summary of Complaint

ALL AREAS OF MY PAINT IS PEELING, CRACKING AND DE LAMINATING AS OF LAST YEAR. THE CAR PRETTY MUCH SAT FOR 10 YEARS WITH ONLY 20000 MILES AND WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. I BOUGHT IT IN 2012 AND I'VE DRIVEN IT DAILY FOR 4 YEARS AND IT NOW HAS 64000 MILES. I JUST GOOGLED AND FOUND A RECALL ON THE CHEVY PAINT PROBLEM BUT CHEVROLET SAID THERE WAS NO RECALLS ON MY VEHICLE AND THAT I HAD NO RECOURSE.

Components: VISIBILITY

December 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10808060
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1GNEK13Z42J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE SUNROOF GLASS AND SUN SHADE DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, BOTH LANDED ON THE ROADWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE GLUE AROUND THE SUNROOF HOUSING FAILED. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE ENTIRE SUNROOF ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 166,430.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10785819
Consumer Location: ELGIN, IL
VIN: 1GNEK13Z62J****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES FAILED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE AT SPEED ON A HIGHWAY COMING TO A STOP LIGHT. NO BRAKES. NO DASH LIGHT UNTIL COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. SPLIT SYSTEM FAILED. NO BRAKES. COLLISION WITH TELEPHONE POLE. INJURY TO OCCUPANTS. FLUID LEAKING FROM RUSTED BRAKE LINES NEAR ABS PUMP UNDER DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THIS IS THE SECOND 2002 TAHOE THAT WE HAVE OWNED WITH THIS EXACT SAME FAILURE. BOTH FAILED COMPLETELY WITHOUT WARNING. NEITHER SYSTEM INDICATED ANY ANOMALY BEFORE TOTAL FAILURE. SPLIT SYSTEM DID NOT WORK. BOTH FAILED IN THE SAME PLACE. THE COMPLAINTS ON THIS ARE EVERYWHERE! - WHERE IS THE NHTSA ?????? WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ?? THIS HAS CAUSED INJURY TO MANY AND NO RECALL?

Components: SEATS

September 08, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10762032
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

UNABLE TO FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT DUE TO CABLE ISSUES.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 07, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10746088
Consumer Location: CHENEY, WA
VIN: 1GNEK13Z32J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A GUARD RAIL. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A FRACTURED COLLAR BONE, SEVERAL BROKEN RIBS, HEAD TRAUMA, BRAIN BLEEDING, AND STROKES. THE CONTACT WAS PLACED INTO A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA AND ON A RESPIRATORY MACHINE, BUT LATER DIED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A SAVAGE YARD. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10733862
Consumer Location: SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY
VIN: 1GNEK13Z82J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE BRAKE PEDAL PUMPED BACK AND MADE IT DIFFICULT TO SLOW DOWN WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V379000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 136,000. MA 9/22 UPDATED 11/16/2017*CN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10732686
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1GNEC13Z92R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH, THE ABS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT APPLIED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF AND WOULD NOT RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717389
Consumer Location: POWELL, OH
VIN: 1GNEK13Z72J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING AT A SLOW SPEED, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V379000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10714000
Consumer Location: MATAWAN, NJ
VIN: 1GNEK13Z52J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE COMING TO A STOP, THE ABS ACTIVATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE SENSOR AND THE WHEEL BEARING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V379000 (SERVICE BRAKES). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704849
Consumer Location: BELLWOOD, IL
VIN: 1GNEK13Z82R****

Summary of Complaint

TRIED TO STOP WHEN I WENT TO USE THE BRAKES I WASN'T ABLE TO PRESS THEM ALL OF THE WAY DOWN. THE BRAKES LOCKED AND THERE WAS AN EXTREME VIBRATION. *TR

Components: STEERING

July 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10701409
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1GNEK13Z02J****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE CONTACT SHOULD TAKE THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER WHERE IT WAS MISDIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED. THE DETAILS OF THE REPAIRS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

March 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10695126
Consumer Location: RICEBORO, GA
VIN: 1GNEC13V32R****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT RESTRAINT FAILED TO OPERATE. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A FRACTURED RIB AND CONTUSION TO THE STERNUM THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,999.

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