Battery Problems of Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 37 problems associated with battery (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Battery problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNFC13018_. 1. Door locks failed. Have been replaced multiple times. As a result, my 7 week old baby got locked in the car in 100 degree weather in August. It continues to be an issue and often I have to resort in climbing through the back tailgate. 2. Stabilitrack and traction control lights flash. Sometimes after these lights flash, my vehicle will go into "reduced power mode" on its on which is very dangerous going 65 mph or pulling out from somewhere. 3. My wipers work when they want to. . . Ever since the two recalls Chevrolet released, the work intermittently when they want to. 4. Major electrical issues with these vehicles. . . . I have replaced the battery four times and something continues to drain it. The failure date was Thu., Jan. 1, 2009.
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#2 - Battery problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this Tahoe is 1GNEK13047_. When vehicle's exterior lamp control is in the "auto" position during daylight hours, most of the instrument panel gauges (speedometer, rpm, gas, battery, temperature, oil) are not illuminated and cannot be read without taking one's eyes off the road and focusing on the gauge in question, creating a safety hazard. Various features of the vehicle are specifically designed so that one does not have to remove the eyes from the road (e. G. , radio controls on steering wheel); this goes completely against this objective. One can bypass this problem by switching the exterior lamp control from "auto" to the parking lamp position: this illuminates the gauges but cuts out the daytime running lamps. An improperly designed light sensor seems to be the cause of this problem. When this problem was brought to the attention of the dealer, his service people determined after checking that this was normal operation and there was no defect. This battery issue occurred Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
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#3 - Battery problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Vehicle will not hold programs, I. E. , automatic seat positions, read out on the message center, etc. Also, if using the radio without the engine running, battery goes completely dead in about 30 min. Dealer could find nothing wrong after three hours of inspections, even though the battery drained. This battery issue occurred Aug. 28, 2006.
#4 - Battery problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Battery began to go dead. I would call road service to get it restarted. This has happened several times and *onstar was notified on most occasions of this happening. *onstar was notified due to the contract I have with them for roadside help. This has happened atleast seven times. (using *onstar for assistance on atleast three of these seven times) I have taken it back to the dealership for help with the problem. They replaced the battery. But the real problem is the car just up and shuts down while driving. This has happened twice(I told the dealer about it)and the thing ,other than the safety factor, I'm afraid to drive the car. I travel and I really need a car. I can't afford a secondary vehicle. My family stated nor can you afford to die either!the chance of taken the life of another person,to me,far exceeds the fear I have of loosing my on life. It was Mon., Sep. 10, 2007 when this battery issue happened.
#5 - Battery problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. I have a 2006 chevy Tahoe z71. In late 2008 it began having electrical problems. Dvd player, battery drain/dead, stereo system, warning messages, and finally this last time my entire 4 wheel drive system malfunctioned both electronically and mechanically leaving us stranded for a weekend. We then had to drive home in the snow/ice thinking we had some 4 wheel drive because the light was on and no warning lights told us otherwise. We could of been killed with no 4 wheel drive in the mountains after a huge storm. I put trust in my Tahoe and it let me and my family down and now we want it gone. It has been to the dealership for a total of 17 visits and 33 days for the various problems. Even with an extended warranty we have had to pay a lot of out of pocket expenses for repairs and rental cars. I no longer trust the vehicle. I too have had the tailgate handle issue as well. 2-3 x now. Gm needs to step up to the plate. I tried to get a new car from the lemon law but I was not eligible time wise. It seems the car is flawed and not fixable. It has less than 60k mi on it. If something happens I will hold gm responsible for not taking action. This battery problem happened on 11/27/2010.
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#6 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Tahoe is 1GNEC13V54_. The original equipment battery, ac delco 72 month battery cracked 26 months into the warranty spilling acid onto the washer fluid bottle mounted below the battery. The acid melted the o-rings in the pump assemble for the front and rear wipers causing a leak. The pump assembles have to be replaced at a cost of over $200. The vehicle is out of warranty and ac delco is not responsible for incidental damage. Someone should pay for repairs on my vehicle. This issue happened on Saturday, September 30, 2006.
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#7 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. On this date the speedometer and battery gauge began to go haywire, at first they began to jump up so it looked like I was driving faster then I was down the interstate. The next day when I drove my Tahoe the speedometer kept getting higher and has maxed out over 120 mph, and the battery meter well over 19 volts and they do not move anymore. I now have to rely on a portable gps in my car to estimate how fast I am traveling. I see there was a class action lawsuit on this, but I am 3,000 miles over the 80,000 required to get a replacement gauge cluster. It was Friday, January 15, 2010 when this battery issue occurred.
#8 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The voltage meter bottomed out while driving back in 2008. It alternated between registering correctly and then incorrectly until Dec 2009 when it bottomed out and stayed. I have no idea what state my battery is in because of this. I've had it checked out twice by the dealer. The first time, in Dec 2008, the meter worked just fine and the repairman could not get it to bottom out during an 18 mile test drive. The next day, it dropped below the last reading possible on the gauge and I drove it right back to the dealer. They told me that the entire instrument panel would need to be replaced. The Tahoe had over 100,000 miles on it so it would not have qualified for the proposed class action settlement filed back in 2008. This problem occurred on December 10, 2008.
#9 - Battery problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. 1. Normal daily driving 2. The speedometer stopped working as did the tachometer, battery gauge and oil pressure gauge. 3. Nothing was done. Not a recall not under warranty. It was Saturday, September 5, 2009 when this battery issue happened.
#10 - Battery problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. I purchased a new battery for my truck and now whenever I get to a stop sign or red light it goes dead. I don't understand. Everything was fine before I put in another battery. Also, while driving the speedometer needle was higher than the speed I was going and the fuel needle showed more than actually was in the truck. This battery issue occurred Saturday, May 8, 2010.
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#11 - Battery problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. For the battery, the positive post (side post battery) came completely out of the battery. When I tried to replace the battery, the positive terminal sparked which could have casued a fire. The washer container is under the battery, when the battery leaked battery acid, it started to corrode the container. Dt. This battery issue occurred 09/27/2002.
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#12 - Battery problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
My 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe started giving me trouble on 9/23/05. The message center never came on to show that the battery was weak. On 9/24/05, it wouldn't start, I got a boost, I went to yazoo motor's to check the battery, I was told since their electricity was off (lights were off at the time), they couldn't check it. I was told to bring the truck back Monday. I explained to them that I had to get it jump-started to get here. I asked if I go and purchase another battery from another place, could I bring it back Monday and have it adjusted. I was asked how many miles were on my truck, I told them 53,000 I was told by mark, that the warranty was off. He told me that the battery was only covered with a 3 year or 36,000 miles. He stated that if I had purchased the battery myself, he could adjust, but since it came at the time of purchase, there was nothing he could do. I left going to auto zone and had the battery tested, he (the salesman), stated that it showed the battery was good. The dot on top of the battery was green, but when I went to leave, my truck wouldn't start. So I purchased a new battery and my truck started right up. Two weeks ago my husband, who owns a 2002 Cadillac, his car cut off without a warning. He carried it to yazoo motors and he was told that it would cost him $115. 00 for the battery and $35. 00 to install, this was due to the battery being located under the back seat. His battery was also a delco with a 6 year warranty. No light never came on his message center to advise him that the battery was going out. My question: have there been any complaints on the delco batteries put in to the 2002 general motors products? this is very unusual that the batteries in two different vehicles, in the same household, made the same year would have to be replaced within a two week period. Both were delco battery with a 6 year warranty. Please advise me if you have had any problems with this product. This battery issue occurred 09/24/05.
#13 - Battery problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. : the contact stated the windshield washer fluid reservoir had been recently filled. While driving 70 mph in rainy conditions it failed to dispense any fluid. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who determined that battery acid had leaked onto the reservoir and caused a hole which allowed the fluid to leak out. The dealer replaced the reservoir, washer pump and hoses, but did not replace the battery. The same problem occurred with the vehicle previously and dealer replaced only the washer hoses and the pump. Updated 6/16/2006-. This battery problem happened on 03/01/2006.
#14 - Battery problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNEK13T71_. Consumer noticed acid on top of the battery plate. This problem occurred on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003.
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#15 - Battery problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNEC13T31_. When the lights are in the on position and you are traveling at 20 -25 mph and take your foot off of the accelerator, the lights will dim for approximately 3 - 4 seconds. The vehicle was taken to a local dealership that stated they could not find anything wrong and that if it were a major problem it would show up some day. The battery has also come apart (the positive battery terminal came out of the battery), the windshield washer pump has been replaced due to leaking and is now currently leaking again, therefore the washer pump will have to be replaced again. A tire has separated for no apparent reason; dealer could not find anything wrong with the tire that would have caused the tire to separate. It was Tuesday, January 1, 2002 when this battery issue occurred.
#16 - Battery problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Consumer owns a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The consumer was driving on hwy 21 in desoto when the vehicle stalled. The consumer was traveling at about 55 mph. Consumer coasted to the shoulder then got out to examine the vehicle, he found that the positive post on the battery had fallen completely out of the battery. The battery is a side mount, delco, consumer has number 1-351183480 off of battery. This happened on July 24, 2005 at about 12:30 pm. Consumer was told by the guy who sold him the new battery that this had happened before. Consumer does not know what could have caused this, he has never had any battery related problem before. He bought the vehicle used. This battery problem happened on June 24, 2005.
#17 - Battery problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNEK13T51_. Post on our battery - melted/fell off -2001 chevy Tahoe 4x4. It was Sunday, Sep. 25, 2005 when this battery issue happened.
#18 - Battery problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNEC13T61_. Attempted to turn vehicle off, car making a loud noise after I took key out of ignition. Loud noise would not go away until I disconnected the battery from the car. I attempted several days later to turn vehicle back on. Successful without any noise. Turned off after driven that day. Battery did not need to be disconnected this time. Left car in garage for 2 day (48 hours) untouched and not driven. Sitting in my house eating a sandwich and I smell smoke coming from my garage. I look underneath the car and flames have appeared. I grabbed anything I could to put fire out and successfully did. Car has not been driven since. There is damage underneath the car. The quote to fix is $1800 but have not fixed yet until insurance company approves. If I had not been home to put the fire out it would have burned down my home and killed my dogs. It also would have burned down my neighbors home too because we are attached. It was Sun., Oct. 19, 2008 when this battery issue occurred.
#19 - Battery problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNEC13T8Y_. No summary listed for above vehicle. This battery problem happened on Thu., Oct. 4, 2001.
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#20 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Engine died while driving in st louis traffic approx 2 pm- traffic was light but if this occurred 10 mins earlier would have been on I 170 or 30 mins later on I 270 deal :er says :loose battery connection: sounds like a :loose" explanation to me as I did have warning flashers when ocurred. Am I driving a time bomb ??. The failure date was Friday, September 24, 1999.
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#21 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Battery leak. Caused positive post to corrode/disconnect. Truck is only 1 year old, with less that 15,000 miles. Battery acid all over engine and hoses. This problem occurred on June 20, 2000.
#22 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNEK13R3X_. Battery has leaked acid onto brake line, causing all fluid to leak, amd a loss of braking power. Deaelr has been contacted. The battery acid corroded the brake line. This battery problem happened on Wed., Aug. 30, 2000.
#23 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The positive terminal on the original delco battery broke off, leaking acid down the wheel well onto the right front brake lines and the abs electrical connector to the right front brake. The acid corroded the brake line, electrical connector, and removed the paint on the frame and lower a-frame. The failure occured in our driveway and the vehicle was disabled. Had to buy a new battery and 2 cans of battery acid cleaner to remove the acid in the right side engine compartment and lower frame assembly. The brake problem occured as my wife was driving home. She said that the steering was shaking and rumbling. It was pulling to one side. I found the left front caliper had seized in the cradle assembly and worn the outer pad to less than a tenth of an inch. She said it had been squealing for a couple of days. The right side was ok, but, I changed all front pads any how. I had to clean rust from the caliper and mount to allow movement in the assembly. I still have the bad battery and the brake pads. This issue happened on Oct. 28, 2000.
#24 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNEK13R2X_. The battery positive leaked onto the brake line which in turn ate through the brake line and a loss of brake fluid and brakes without warning happened. I was traveling at 40mph when went to apply the brakes and they went slowly to the floor as I was stopping and then dropped to floor and I went thru the middle of a intersection (I thank god that traffic was light). I see that in this data base that this is common problem and I can't believe that this is not a recall. How many people have to be hurt of killed before GMC does something about this. I have purchased 8 new gm vehicles in the last 10 years and if this is the way they are going to treat customers, I will not buy another. Needless to say the vehicle will be for sale as soon as it is fixed and another brand will be considered. This battery problem happened on Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2001.
#25 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Truck was taken in repeatedly for brakes, transmission, air conditioner and headlights prior to warranty expiration and was told they could not duplicate the problem or it was under "chev specs" or we were experiencing anti-lock brakes. Water pump began leaking and had to be replaced 2200 miles outside of warranty. Entire brake system, lines-calipers, everything had to be replaced because "foreign fluid corroded" the system. No one has touched the brakes but the dealer. We repeatedly complained about the brakes taking too long to stop the vehicle, having a spongy feel and absolutely no confidence that they would stop in an emergency situation. Overall, the brakes just did not feel safe and we reported this when the vehicle was still under warranty. Intake manifold is leaking and needs to be replaced. Battery exploded and leaked battery acid everywhere damaging other engine parts. Transmission is in need of an overhaul/replacement either as a direct result of the battery exploding or mere coincidence considering we have always complained that something was wrong with the transmission and you could push the truck while in park a full foot. The air conditioner has always leaked after driving approx. 2 hr as well as the driver's side high beam headlight always has water in it. Detailed complaints have been filed with the attorney generals of az and FL, as well as copies sent to the dealer, manufacturer and leasing company involved. Chevrolet should be ashamed of the shoddy product that rolled off their assembly line and the manner in which they conduct business surrounding consumer complaints generated as a direct result from poor workmanship at one of their factories. There is a long list of "cosmetic" defects as well. For instance, the custom leather seats that we paid extra for are wearing holes in them; the driver's side door handle is cracked, drink holders are rusting, and the list goes on and on. This issue happened on February 14, 2001.
#26 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNEC13R2X_. Problem: battery acid is leaking from the positive terminal. The acid released falls on pressurized a/c lines and the right front brake lines and fitting connecting the brake hose. This is the second battery to be replaced in my vehicle. This problem was found in when disconnecting the first battery (3/2001) for charging. Acid released from the orginal battery was contained and neutralized immediately. This second instance was not found until, acid was found on the garage floor. Extensive corrosion has occured on all metal parts below the battery. Dealers has stated this problem is prelavent in all 1999 Chevrolet with continuous head light operation. Two gm dealers have stated they are seeing leaking batteries in one or two vehicles per day. The service manager at hallowell Chevrolet in clovis, CA, stated that gm has been working on a new battery design to correct the problem for 8 to 10 months. The uncontrolled release toxic substances poses both an environmental and safety hazard. One failed battery may be an expected probability, although the prevalence of the numbers scene at two dealers and two instances in my vehicle, warrant and require governmental action and oversight. The leaking acid is affecting the integrity of the air conditioning system (not a seafety problem, ulness the escaping r-134/. This problem occurred on Wednesday, December 5, 2001.
#27 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Battery acid leaks from positive post, causing corrosion in brake line. It was 07/01/02 when this battery issue happened.
#28 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Ac delco battery leakage twice in the last two years. Both as a result of acid leak from the positive terminal. This battery issue occurred Jun. 17, 2004.
#29 - Battery problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. Ac delco battery leakagae. Second time. The failure date was May 15, 2005.
#30 - Battery problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this vehicle is 3GNEK18R7W_. No summary listed for abov evehicle. The failure date was Tuesday, May 28, 2002.
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#31 - Battery problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13R8W_. The consumer was unable to start the vehicle due to acid leaking onto the battery. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. It was February 19, 2004 when this battery issue occurred.
#32 - Battery problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the car is 1GNEK13R8V_. Had come to a stop, was making left turn, steering failed to operate & could not make turn. Vehicle could go straight. Battery light came on. Vehicle towed to mechanic. Noticed tensioner belt had broken. Had no warning that it broke. This battery issue occurred Tue., Nov. 24, 1998.
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#33 - Battery problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this Tahoe is 1GNEK13R9V_. They have replaced the battery 3 times and removed an add on feature that they blamed for the drain on the electrical system. I requested copies of all records for this vehicle but were never given them.
Other Electrical System related problems of Chevrolet Tahoe:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Instrument Panel problems||291|
|Electrical System problems||193|
|Dashboard Failed problems||17|
|Battery Dead problems||16|
|Battery Cable problems||12|
|Dash Wiring problems||10|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||8|
|Anti-theft Controller problems||7|
|Horn Assembly problems||7|
|Ignition Switch problems||6|
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||6|