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Chevy Tahoe Stabilitrak Problems

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  • lance135lance135 Posts: 2

    With all the recalls going on with GM right now, I'm surprised I haven't seen 07 Tahoes on the list yet. I hope it gets added soon.

  • fedup84fedup84 Posts: 1
    edited July 7

    Hello, My husband and i bought a 2008 Chevy Tahoe about a year ago and within 2 months we were experiencing major issues. I was driving and all of a sudden the car seemed like the power would cut in and out, the radio would cut out and then pop back on, the stabilitrac was off, parting assist was off, door locks were going up and down. I had to pull over and shut the car off and let it sit for a few minutes and re-start it. We got it to the dealership and they stated the battery cables were loose so they fixed that. Ok cool, problem solved, right? NOT! About 6 months later we were on our way home from from a party, and it was raining really hard and all the issues started back up again. We were almost home with our newborn and 3 year old in the car so we kept driving. We took it back in and because they couldnt duplicate the issue, there was nothin they could do. This was a few weeks ago, now this past Thursday we started the Tahoe up to go somewhere and it was cutting in and out and now the radio doesnt work at all (new issue that has never happened before).

    Anyone have some insight on this issue? We are lost. We dont have a warrenty on the Tahoe so we dont know what kind of costs we are looking at to get it fixed.

    Thanks!!!!

  • sfcs691sfcs691 Posts: 1

    My wife has a 2007 Yukon, bought used in 2009 it has had the Stabilitrak problems the whole time. Its been about 6 months now that the oil consumption has started, usually about 1qt every 800 miles. I've been reading forums and talking with GM techs for years All I Hear Is REPLACE ENGINE. SIGN ME UP FOR THE LAWSUIT!! I tried to tell her when she bought it I had been hearing about the problems but she had her mind made up. I'm a Ford owner have been my whole life and have never had issues with them. My wife has always owned GM vehicles, but this one DEFINITLEY HAS ISSUES and it sounds like there are many more like it.

  • helpful3helpful3 Posts: 1
    So I read every discussion on the problem, and after over $800 and fighting with the dealership.... the max-e fuse was replaced along with some battery cables. I'm sure the cables were fine but that's another issue with mechanics. My tahoe would lose power and activate the door locks as I was driving. Apparently the computer or something would get too hot and trigger all the modules to malfunction. Seriously hope this helps, I saw several comments looking into class action lawsuits
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,154

    We're glad to hear you were able to get your vehicle repaired, helpful3. Hopefully this is a lasting fix. If you happen to have any concerns moving forward, please know we're available via private message to offer our assistance.

    Amber N.

    GM Customer Care

    @helpful3 said: So I read every discussion on the problem, and after over $800 and fighting with the dealership.... the max-e fuse was replaced along with some battery cables. I'm sure the cables were fine but that's another issue with mechanics. My tahoe would lose power and activate the door locks as I was driving. Apparently the computer or something would get too hot and trigger all the modules to malfunction. Seriously hope this helps, I saw several comments looking into class action lawsuits

  • Hi, new poster here. I also own a 2007 Tahoe and am having trouble with my stabilitrak. It continues to flicker on and off. Service is of no help. Has anyone else pursued the lawsuit? Is there any other info out there? Thanks in advance!

  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,154

    Hello pamravenel,

    We regret to learn you feel legal action is the only way your concerns will be resolved. We recognize your frustration and will gladly look further into this matter for you. If interested, please private message us your VIN, mileage, full contact information and servicing dealership name/location. We're also available via email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Amber N. GM Customer Care

    @pamravenel said: Hi, new poster here. I also own a 2007 Tahoe and am having trouble with my stabilitrak. It continues to flicker on and off. Service is of no help. Has anyone else pursued the lawsuit? Is there any other info out there? Thanks in advance!

  • Pamravenel - Did you resolve this issue. We have a 2008 Chevy Tahoe that has the same stabiltrak light and engine light going on with decreased accelaration at times and a noise. Our gas station cannot figure it out and just says the engine is shot and to replace the car. We dont know where to find an answer and we see how many people are having this issue.
    - Did you resolve it? Did you join a lawsuit?
    - Any information would be helpful. Thank you.
  • We are experiencing the same problem with our 2007 Tahoe - staiblitrak light, traction off, check engine light, noise and deceleration problems. Garage says we need a new motor but I have no faith they know what is wrong.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,154

    We are experiencing the same problem with our 2007 Tahoe - staiblitrak light, traction off, check engine light, noise and deceleration problems. Garage says we need a new motor but I have no faith they know what is wrong.

    Hello kmagnuson68,

    We recognize you've experienced various issues with your 2007 Tahoe and we do apologize. Just to clarify, are you working with an independent repair shop? We're more than happy to connect you with a Chevrolet Certified dealership in your area for further assistance. If interested, please private message us your VIN, mileage, contact information and zip code. We're also available via email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Thank you
    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care

  • byeboopbyeboop Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 Chevy Suburban that is in the shop right now and they are replacing the camshaft. I have been having the stability light problem that many of you have mentioned. 66,000 miles, heading into the Tennessee Mountains, the stability light came on and then the engine light came on. Of course we were 600 miles from home and it was Labor Day weekend. Was able to get home for OnStar told us that the engine was misfiring. Took it in and had 2 fuel injectors replaced also was low on oil. I had to remind the dealer that they are the only ones that have changed the oil and it was just changed a month earlier. 2 weeks later light comes on - engine misfire. Day come to take it in and the service engine light goes off. Dealer says that I can come in if it happens again which it did 2 weeks later. Got a call today and they are replacing the camshaft. So glad that I have found this forum. Thinking that it might be the right time to trade in the beast for a different car!
  • rcv_varcv_va Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ. Beautiful vehicle.... having issues with the stabilitrak/ traction control/ rough idle/ multiple mis-fires/ oil consumption/ etc. Mostly, I have issues with the dealership where I bought this used in February of this year. This was a "certified" used vehicle and I got a 12/12 warranty. I took the truck in 3 separate time under warranty to no avail. Now it is out of warranty, so I contacted GM directly, and they have no record of the 3 previous visits. I brought this to the attention of the dealership and they said it must be a GM issue. I asked for the regional service manager's contact info and was told "no." I asked for the contact info for the previous owners, and was told "no." I asked them to work with me to repair, they offered to "take care of me" if I trade to a different vehicle. I entertained the idea, but when they switched sales managers on me, the new guy didn't want to listen and definitely didn't "take care of me." They tried to lowball me on the trade in, and I left.

    I want my truck fixed or I want to be part of the lawsuit, if one is filed. Does anyone have any information about how to fix the issues or the lawsuit? I read the forum string (as well as many other on the internet describing the ailments of the 5.3L engine) and I see a myriad of "fixes," but I am looking for the real fix. I could switch to a Ford, but I have driven a Chevy Suburban for the last 20 years. I am a big guy and love the room and comfort. I wish I loved the mechanical aspects as well.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,154
    rcv_va said:

    I have a 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ. Beautiful vehicle.... having issues with the stabilitrak/ traction control/ rough idle/ multiple mis-fires/ oil consumption/ etc. Mostly, I have issues with the dealership where I bought this used in February of this year. This was a "certified" used vehicle and I got a 12/12 warranty. I took the truck in 3 separate time under warranty to no avail. Now it is out of warranty, so I contacted GM directly, and they have no record of the 3 previous visits. I brought this to the attention of the dealership and they said it must be a GM issue. I asked for the regional service manager's contact info and was told "no." I asked for the contact info for the previous owners, and was told "no." I asked them to work with me to repair, they offered to "take care of me" if I trade to a different vehicle. I entertained the idea, but when they switched sales managers on me, the new guy didn't want to listen and definitely didn't "take care of me." They tried to lowball me on the trade in, and I left.

    I want my truck fixed or I want to be part of the lawsuit, if one is filed. Does anyone have any information about how to fix the issues or the lawsuit? I read the forum string (as well as many other on the internet describing the ailments of the 5.3L engine) and I see a myriad of "fixes," but I am looking for the real fix. I could switch to a Ford, but I have driven a Chevy Suburban for the last 20 years. I am a big guy and love the room and comfort. I wish I loved the mechanical aspects as well.

    Hey there,

    I apologize for the disheartening experience with your dealership. If you need any additional assistance, we would be happy to look into this further and find the right dealership for you. Please send us an email at socialmedia@gm.com along with your VIN, current mileage and contact info.

    Anisha T (assisting Patsy)
    GM Customer Care
  • tcti01tcti01 Posts: 2
    I bought a 2008 Suburban with less than 60k on it a little over a month ago. A week ago it started with the check engine and random stabilitrak light with a slightly rough idle.  Now it's lost power and runs really rough.  I thought I was getting a good deal because of the low miles.  I figured it's a Chevy truck should be rock solid I've owned them before with no major issues.  Now I'm wondering if I made a big mistake.  Am I going to be stuck paying for these repairs?  Has anyone stated this class action law suit yet?  If so I'm in. This shouldn't happen on a one owner vehicle always serviced at the dealer with this few miles 
  • tcti01tcti01 Posts: 2
    gmcustsvc said:
    I have a 2009 Chevy Suburban LTZ. Beautiful vehicle.... having issues with the stabilitrak/ traction control/ rough idle/ multiple mis-fires/ oil consumption/ etc. Mostly, I have issues with the dealership where I bought this used in February of this year. This was a "certified" used vehicle and I got a 12/12 warranty. I took the truck in 3 separate time under warranty to no avail. Now it is out of warranty, so I contacted GM directly, and they have no record of the 3 previous visits. I brought this to the attention of the dealership and they said it must be a GM issue. I asked for the regional service manager's contact info and was told "no." I asked for the contact info for the previous owners, and was told "no." I asked them to work with me to repair, they offered to "take care of me" if I trade to a different vehicle. I entertained the idea, but when they switched sales managers on me, the new guy didn't want to listen and definitely didn't "take care of me." They tried to lowball me on the trade in, and I left. I want my truck fixed or I want to be part of the lawsuit, if one is filed. Does anyone have any information about how to fix the issues or the lawsuit? I read the forum string (as well as many other on the internet describing the ailments of the 5.3L engine) and I see a myriad of "fixes," but I am looking for the real fix. I could switch to a Ford, but I have driven a Chevy Suburban for the last 20 years. I am a big guy and love the room and comfort. I wish I loved the mechanical aspects as well.
    Hey there, I apologize for the disheartening experience with your dealership. If you need any additional assistance, we would be happy to look into this further and find the right dealership for you. Please send us an email at socialmedia@gm.com along with your VIN, current mileage and contact info. Anisha T (assisting Patsy) GM Customer Care
    The email above doesn't work
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,576
    Probably just a net glitch - I guess you can use their online email form too.

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • Sorry in advance for the long post....

    I have a 2007 Chevy Suburban loaded and am the original owner. It has ALWAYS burned through oil (but we MAY have gotten the problem fixed couple weeks ago.) We are going to be keeping an eye on it. (Side note: Less than a week after the repair, the gauge suddenly read 0 pressure. We took it back and they (independent shop, I've had it with the crooks at the dealership!) said it was a faulty part and it was replaced w/o charge, been ok since.)

    Exactly one year ago I started having problems with the "service stabilitrack / traction control" warnings in my dash. I don't think it is a coincidence that it also began when we were in snowy/cold weather as others have mentioned same issue, driving home down a mountain with our 3 children in the car and the warnings flash, engine reduces to 25 mph (what I learned is called "safe mode"). We pull over, turn the engine off, then it wouldn't start. We make a call to a friend at a GM dealer and he said to turn the ignition on/off 5 times to reset it. We had to do this about 6 times coming down the hill. We did try to see if we could get it towed home but since here were 5 of us, there wasn't anyway to stay together with our children in a towtruck and we didn't want any of us stranded on the said of the road while it was towed and waited for another ride.

    Anyway, ever since then, every single morning - when it was cold outside - I started my car to warm it up to take the kids to school, after about 3 minutes, I'd hear 3 dings then warnings of "service stabilitrack / traction control" "stabilitrack off / traction control off". When I put it into gear to drive it jerked very hard and shifted very hard in 1st and 2nd. I would basically coast through my neighborhood so it wouldn't shift then eventually it would go away and drive normally. Of course no one has ever heard of this problem and thought it was ridiculous that the cold had anything to do with out. We did find a new independent repair shop that listened to me but of course it wouldn't ever happen once I drove it there. Well sure enough after nursing it through the winter (although mild here in CA), the problem completely stopped.

    But of course, just like I said it would, as soon as it started getting cold again it has started all over again. However, it happens constantly now! Now it happens every time I get back in my car to drive, any time of the day. The repair shop had it for a week and they don't know what is causing it. They said they found a cam shaft that is worn and needs to be replaced but they agree that would be strange to be causing that but they cannot find anything else wrong. They actually spent some time contacting other experts as well. I do trust them but I want to do more research before I spend over $2500 that I don't really have. They have actually been very respectful unlike othe replaces when dealing with a woman. My dad didn't raise an idiot and I've driven this car for 8 years now! Ha-ha! I am going to look further into the links I saw posted that refer to GM notifications. I'm going to be forwarding this forum to my mechanic in the meantime.

    Please let me know if there is any further progress in a class action lawsuit. I would join in. This has been literally driving me crazy. Like the rest of you, I do not believe GM doesn't know exactly what the problem is - they just don't want to lose money recalling thousands of their vehicles. It's shameful they won't take car of this problem when we are the ones keeping them in business by buying American!
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