Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 10 problems related to hatchback/liftgate (under the structure category).
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While the contact was putting bags into the rear hatch, the hatch began to lower and struck her in the head without warning. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.
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Hatchback locked and will not open.
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We have a 2005 chevy Tahoe and we recently encountered a problem - the liftgate will not unlock. We discovered that is no manual key entry and there is no internal unlock system. This is a major safety issue : repeat: there is no internal unlock system which is a huge safety issue in the event of an emergency exit needed - especially with the third seat installed. The only way to unlock the liftgate is via remote key - but the lock does not respond to the remote key so the liftgate cannot open. There are tremendous amounts of complaints posted on the internet forums and we can not believe that there is no recall on this horribly unsafe situation - not to mention equipment failure. What is being done about it? thank you.
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When I pressed the power lock opener to unlock all the doors in my Tahoe, the liftgate where the children's seats are located did not unlock automatically. It was then I discovered that there is no emergency or manual way to open the liftgate in the event of the actuator failing! there is no release on the inside and no key slot opener on the outside. A little research told me that this is a common problem with this model of car. I don't understand how there was not a recall on these vehicles that are an obvious danger to children and / or other passengers. An emergency lever or keylock should be mandatory on these vehicles.
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The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. While the vehicle was parked, the electronic hatch rear door would not open. The vehicle was not taken to an authorized dealer or mechanic. The vehicle was not been repaired. The contact was concerned since someone could become trapped in the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 67,392 and the current mileage was 67,692. Updated 08/24/10. The rear hatch/liftgate lock function became inoperable in the locked position. The locks are all electric and there is no way to open the back end of the vehicle. Updated 08/25/jb.
The lift gate and the rear window on my 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe will not unlock and therefore cannot be opened. The lift gate unlocks with the keyless remote or the passenger or driver door unlock buttons, neither of which presently opens the tailgate or rear window. There is no way a passenger can exit the vehicle from the tailgate and this is a safety hazard along with a useless cargo area. This failure occurred at 50,000 miles.
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated the rear lift gate would fail to open. The dealer replaced the lift gate actuator remote control to correct the failure. The failure recurred within two years. The dealer advised having a diagnostic performed before making any repairs. The contact was concerned with the safety of the vehicle in the event of a crash. The failure mileage was approximately 55,326 and the current mileage was approximately 101,000.
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While moving through a touchless car wash with the vehicle in park, the rear liftgate opened. The machine shattered the glass. The driver and front passenger suffered hand cuts from the glass. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The contact suggested that there was a button above the license plate that lifts the rear gate. The current and failure mileages were 10,000.
Bought a used 2001 Tahoe June 4, 2004. Opened rear glass on hatch many times with no problems. In late July my husband opened and one of the hinges broke. The metal actually tore. To correct this problem the whole glass must be replaced, the hinge is part of the glass. I have since heard "through the grapevine" that this is a common problem with the chevy Tahoe. When the service depart. At my local chevy dealer ordered the new glass, by computer, the part # changed many times, as if many changes had been made and eventually the part (glass) had to come directly from the glass manufacturer. Obviously gm is aware of the problem. My concern is that had one of my children, or even myself with not as much strength as my husband opened the glass on the hatch,we would not have been able to catch and hold the end with the broken hinge resulting in the remaining hinge "tearing" and there could have been serious injury. My Tahoe is not under warranty so I was responsible for the 700. 00 bill that I truly feel gm should be responsible for as this is a safety issue.
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Consumer noticed rear hatch glass fell out. Dealer had been contacted.