Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Chevy Tahoe Stabilitrak Problems

1234568

Comments

  • 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 2014

    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.

  • 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: 4,176

    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: 4,176

    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: 4,176

    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

  • 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: 2
    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: 4,176
    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
  • 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 
  • 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: 42,431
    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!
  • I see GM Customer Service responded to my post. It is sad, they always say the same thing. I haven't seen one post from anyone advising GM Customer Service actually resolved the issue.

    To GM Customer Service: Thank you for your offer. I did have a horrible experience with the dealership, but from all of the posts in all of the sites I visited, it appears the issue is actually with GM/Chevrolet, and their reluctance to actually correct the issue, or advise us of the true cause of these issues. With all of the complaints about the 5.3 liter ('07 - '09) all over the internet, If GM/Chevrolet actually cared, we would have seen a recall by now, or at least an offer to fix/correct the issue at a reduced cost. It appears the best way to resolve this issue is to trade the Suburban for a Ford truck, and I never thought I would ever say those words, as I've drive Chevy Suburbans for 20 years.
  • lhs22lhs22 Posts: 1
    Hey was just wondering if anything has come out of this as far.I have owned 3 chevy suburbans and have never experinced this. I just bought a 2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ with 90,000 miles on it and I am having the same issues first my car uses oil and now there is a ticking coming from the motor and my mechanic said it is the pistons and rods from the oil consumption and soon I will need a new motor. About 2 months ago my car just wouldn't crank somedays I could get in it and it would and sometimes it wouldn't and the chevy dealer doesn't no why.Today my service traction control came on and it is shifting hard from 1st to 2nd and my mechanic told me right now he is not sure what is going on. I have had nothing but problems from this car since I have gotten it. I love Chevy but today I found this forum and I am said to know that it is not just a lemon it is all the suburbans and tahoes 07-09 and chevy will do nothing. I don't know if I will be a devoted chevy buyer anymore.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 1,756



    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.

    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!

    There isn't a single cause for the reported issues. Some of these are a very simple direct repairs and some of them really require a lot of testing and patience to come up with a solution. During the week that the shop had your car they easily may have invested ten to fifteen hours worth of time that in all likelihood they didn't charge for. (Am I correct in that? Your diagnostic fee should have been more than a grand so far if they had charged for the time that they likely invested. ) The hidden part is that usually means the technician as well didn't get paid for the time that he/she invested studying and measuring in the effort to pinpoint the source of the trouble. As someone that does work at the level required to repair one of these issues I have several thousands of hours in unpaid time over my career as I learned to be proficient at difficult diagnostics. The fact that I have stayed with it is what makes me the exception, a lot of the people who could have been great techs and could have learned to solve problems like this efficiently left the trade for other careers and who can blame them for that? So don't blame GM beyond the point that they have contributed to there being a shortage of qualified technicians who would make fixing your car just another day "in the office".

    Do you have an explanation of the trouble codes (if any) and the data that has them believing that a camshaft wear problem exists and how that associates to the symptoms you described? Anything that can case certain trouble codes to set will result in the system shutting down the traction control (stabilitrack). There are common issues with the throttle body coking (needing cleaned), and the throttle position sensors failing (some are repaired with a new TPS and some need a new throttle body) as well as software updates (re-flashes). These are what everyone jumps on right away as pattern failures and when they fix the car everyone is happy, but doing pattern failure fixes don't teach the skills that need to be applied when a car has a fault that doesn't fit the pattern.

    BTW your post mentioned a failure a year prior and the car had to be towed. What was done at that time? One of the pattern fixes? (Throttle body? TPS ? Some other electrical issue? )



  • lin78lin78 Posts: 1
    gmcustsvc said:
    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
    So did anybody get help from GM? I see they tell people to private message them but nothing is resolved. I had problems with my 2007 chevy tahoe when it had 52,000 and it was still under warranty. I have taken it to 4 different CERTIFIED CHEVY DEALERSHIPS FOR SERVICE and none of them can figure out what is wrong with my tahoe. I contacted GM about it from the beginning and they have done NOTHING FOR ME AT ALL wanting me to pay for the dealer to keep checking. I have paid almost $1,000 so far and the "CERTIFIED MECHANICS" can't give me an answer. Some said they couldn't duplicate the problem even after they checked the codes. I am tired of General Motors not taking care of their customers. Today I chatted with 3 different customer service representatives at GM and I guess they were all laughing at me sitting next to each other. They even ended the chat because I asked them for a copy of the dates I took my tahoe to the dealership and for the dates I called them GM about the issues. They said they couldn't provide them to me after one of them said he could. I will not stop. I will find a lawyer and we need to file a lawsuit. They got bailed out by the American People and they don't care about us. I almost got in an accident because my tahoe jumps every time I stop at the stop light. I will hold GM accountable for any accidents. This is unacceptable. So many people with the SAME EXACT ISSUES. If you contact GM about your tahoe, make sure you save all the conversations. I took screen shots of all 3 conversations. I also have my documents from each time I paid the dealership for them to tell me they could't duplicate the problem. My car is out of warranty now but IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY when the problems started and GM KNOWS THIS. THEY HAVE THE CALL LOGS FROM EACH TIME I CALLED. I WILL NOT GO AWAY. 
  • I have all the same problems just hit 80k has anybody figured out what to do yet?
  • 918rico918rico Posts: 2
    2007 Chevy Tahoe >100,000 miles on it and I am having the same issues as everyone in this blog. Burns a quart of oil between oil changes, ticking sound coming from the engine, changed oil sensor 3x as my oil pressure gauge reads zero, transmission pulls hard from 1st into 2nd gear as if it had a shift kit, is hesitant with rough idling at a complete stop. Dash cluster warnings "SERVICE STABILITRAK" "ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED" "OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE" "SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL". Error Codes PO641, PO521, PO107, PO106. Issue started way before my warranty expired but of course dealer said, "it was bad fuel" and the Tahoe needed throttle body cleaning and along with fuel injectors; Not Cheap! Well, couple of months fly by and it started acting up again.Took it back and now it was an intake manifold sensor $300. Worked well for another few months. Well as you all know this blog has no happy endings and our safety concerns don't go away. Tahoe took a [non-permissible content removed] while driving, like it completely stopped while in traffic. Engine would turn but would not start. Towed it to Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler AZ & now they say it's the Electronic Control Box $800 to get it fixed. They should have replaced this the first time around when it was under warranty.They played me as they have others. Only in America my friends...Do we all qualify for a Class Action Lawsuit?
  • 918rico918rico Posts: 2
    OK, picked up my Tahoe from dealer yesterday 1/5/15 after paying $929.01 w/Labor/Taxes. They replaced the ECM with a refurnished module part #19210738 $354.71, Installed Oil Pressure Sensor part #12616646 $105.46, Installed AC Refrigerant Temperature Sensor part #13502759 $78.33. They suggested I replace the driver side engine mount as it's worn out, replace or clean the throttle body, and clean the fuel injectors. So i decided to take it upon myself to replace the throttle body part #12580760 $314.44 and you also need to replace the rubber gasket part #12589235 $38.36. I later kicked myself in the rear after finding them on Ebay for a lot less money. Throttle body was $125.99 and the gasket was $13.79, same exact AC Delco GM Part I paid at the dealer. Lets do the math, would you prefer paying $352.80 from the Dealer or $139.78 from eBay. I'm Not including Taxes or Shipping & Receiving. I also could have ordered the other parts through eBay refurnished module part #19210738 $150, Oil Pressure Sensor part #12616646 $15, AC Refrigerant Temperature Sensor part #13502759 $12. So, bottom line I paid a total of $1,271.29 yesterday from purchasing the parts through Freeway Chevrolet in Chandler AZ and having them install the listed items. I could have spent a lot less if I had done some research and bought the items from a different source. I totaled the amount of $316.78 for all the items listed I "SHOULD" have ordered through eBay, not including shipping and receiving. All I have to say is NICE WORK CHEVY!!
  • jbailey522jbailey522 Posts: 1
    edited January 8
    Okay new to this whole forum thing but here goes…my mother has a 2008 suburban ltz purchased certified used with 70000 miles 3 years ago ….now the fun starts in the last 6 months i have replaced ALL the lifters TWICE both valve covers the throttle body oil pump and COUNTLESS other things (of course one at a time….thanks mom!!!) now after 3 or 4 months of local driving (20-50 miles daily) the check engine service stabilitrak service traction control lights are ALL on with a blinking check engine light(which I'm told is NEVER good) AND a lifter tap back again…GM has done [non-permissible content removed] to address the problem i have been to every mechanic in the state of maryland and no one can fix it HELP!!! any class action suit pending SIGN ME UP i am a die had chevy man but this is ridiculous ALSO why i don't own ANYTHING built after 1994(94 chevy 3500 300k on the odo and 86 cutlass with a 383 stroker no problems) THANKS to all the tree huggers emissions are the BAIN of my existence!!!!
  • tcti01tcti01 Posts: 4
    Here's an update on my situation. I took my vehicle to the local dealer.  They ended up replacing the lifters, cam, intake, and all the gaskets involved.  It ended up costing me $1200 the same deal that others have got 60% of what the job is normally. I was going to post back as soon as I found out the cost and what was wrong.  I decided not to because I was upset about the situation and don't like to post anything negative unless it's really deserved. I figured I would let time pass to not be so emotional about having to spend the money right before the Holiday's. Sorry kids Santa didn't come this year because the money went towards his new sleigh being repaired.  After a while I figured it could be worse I could have been stuck paying the full amount.  Besides I got the sense that the people at the dealer were really trying to help.  As soon as I had decided to post a positive comment on the situation my check engine light came on again.  I had the code checked and was told it was the catalytic converter by an independent shop.  They said If I had work done I little oil might have soiled in and it just needed to burn off.  They thought with the low miles on the vehicle it shouldn't need to be replaced so soon.  This was a couple of weeks ago.  Now I'm getting the same symptoms again as before like most of you are getting with the traction control light flashing and no power.  I've got an appointment to take it back to the dealer in a couple of days.  I have a feeling I'm going to have to come our of picket even more.  I've been a life long Chevy man but after this I don't think I'll ever purchase another Chevy GM product.  I even find myself bad talking Chevy something I've never done before.  Every time I get a comment on my Suburban I find myself telling them the story of my issues with the active fuel management and how disappointed am with it compared to older Suburbans I've owned.  I've even inadvertently convinced  a friend that was looking at a new Chevy truck to not purchase it.  He ended up with a Ford instead.  Before my issue I would have been upset by a friend choosing Ford over Chevy.  Now I don't blame them, I'll probably do the same myself. Chevy if you are listening take care of these issues mistakes get made when designing new products, but don't make the consumer pay for it. Good luck to all that are having these problems 
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 42,431
    :'(

    Good luck and please keep us posted. And ask about the emissions warranty too. Usually it's 8 years, 80k miles.

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

  • Hi fellow tahoers.I have been reading forums all over internet for days and days list is longer than I can imagine.I myself can not believe a recall has not been issued on these 2007 chevy tahoes.I own a 2007 chevy Tahoe 5.3 .I purchase last year used with 10900miles on it now have 125000mi.I purchased for $20000 I still owe $15000 on it ,totally upsidedown in it.Problems started 2 months ago ,I noticed ticking knocking noise,then check engine light started flashing and Stabilitrac /traction control started car started shaking and idiling weird and shook and jerked when I took off from 1-2 gear while im sitting at red light feels like its going to shut off,its a horrible mess.Well take it to my mechanic he says maybe try tune up and his machine was reading TPS and code of P0304 cylinder 4 misfire couldn't figure out problem .So I get tune up for $250 and change Throttle body another $200 still nothing changed,Tahoe doing same thing I take to local dealership Pay another$100 to put on their expensive machine ,They take my motor apart and tell me I need new cam shaft and lifters but tell me I,m better off just buying a new motor because there's a chance same problems may occur again and price to fix was $4000 ,new motor was $6000 so might as well buy new motor.So after days of research online,there are hundreds of thousands of people with these same tahoes with the same exact problems.I called GM trying to get a little assistance but they tell me my car is not in warranty no more and my VIN has no issues,How in the world are they going to tell me they can diagnose according to my VIN ,I know I don't have low miles but I don't have high enough miles for a new motor.I have only had my car for 15,000 mi ......true I bought a lemon .VIN ,miles and year of my Tahoe doesn't matter this is an ongoing and well known problem with this vehicle 5.3l that consumers are paying for .Since I do not have $6000 I am going to drive it until it dies I have no choice and hope its not a freezing day when I have my 5 yr old son in the car when it breaks down .Its sad I owe so much on this car cant trade in with bad motor or sale it.Gm is so full of *%$#,they told me since I bought it used that I don't know how the owner before me treated the vehicle ,well I told them there was a folder in vehicle when I bought it that had every maintenance record done to it since it came off show room floor,now what other excuse do u have,that my car is just old and its wear and tear,I have never heard of any vehicle needing a new motor at 125000mi as much as Chevrolet,thats ridiculous.I want to hear your excuses in court. GM I hope You sleep good at night Knowing this is a well known problemand wont do anything about it ....But I will tell you when that Class Action Lawsuit is started if one hasn't been already I will be the first in line.Everyone don't get caught up in Chevrolet vehicles this is my 2nd one .I will never purchase another one .I still have a Toyota 4runner 220000 miles ,never missed a beat never a problem ,Toyota and Nissan will always get my business from now on ,and will make sure anyone I run into will know how low down dirty crooked GM is.I have called 2 different class action attorneys waiting to hear back from them.Please everyone DO NOT buy anything from GM ...Chevrolet....from my personal experience and thousands of others.....Do your research first,I sure didn't.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,176

    Okay new to this whole forum thing but here goes…my mother has a 2008 suburban ltz purchased certified used with 70000 miles 3 years ago ….now the fun starts in the last 6 months i have replaced ALL the lifters TWICE both valve covers the throttle body oil pump and COUNTLESS other things (of course one at a time….thanks mom!!!) now after 3 or 4 months of local driving (20-50 miles daily) the check engine service stabilitrak service traction control lights are ALL on with a blinking check engine light(which I'm told is NEVER good) AND a lifter tap back again…GM has done [non-permissible content removed] to address the problem i have been to every mechanic in the state of maryland and no one can fix it HELP!!! any class action suit pending SIGN ME UP i am a die had chevy man but this is ridiculous ALSO why i don't own ANYTHING built after 1994(94 chevy 3500 300k on the odo and 86 cutlass with a 383 stroker no problems) THANKS to all the tree huggers emissions are the BAIN of my existence!!!!

    Hi jbailey522,

    We're truly sorry to hear about this issue with your mom's vehicle. I understand you've worked with various mechanics in your area, but just to clarify, have you worked with a GM Certified Service Center since this issue occurred? If you'd like to send the VIN, full contact information, and preferred dealer via private message we'll gladly document your concerns on file and do what we can on our end to help.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • tcti01tcti01 Posts: 4
    stever said:
    :'( Good luck and please keep us posted. And ask about the emissions warranty too. Usually it's 8 years, 80k miles.
    Thanks stever, I didn't realize the emissions warranty was that long.  It's the catalytic converter that's bad and is covered under warranty. I'll have to pay for the 02 sensor they say also needs to be replaced. They just called told me the work is complete, I'll be picking it up tomorrow. I'll Post back in a few days. 
Sign In or Register to comment.