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Suburban Tahoe Vibration Problems

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  • solosolo Posts: 48
    I did not go back to your previous discussions. Is yours 4wh drive? It matters a lot. If 4 wheel you have double the "spinning" parts. If you have 2 wheel drive it should be much easier to find the source
  • cat125cat125 Posts: 36
    Mine is a two wheel drive - but it seems it affects both the 2 and 4 wheel drive -
  • solosolo Posts: 48
    Scary----- and pathetic
  • bmwm2bmwm2 Posts: 2
    I have a NEW only 1000 miles 2010 Tahoe LTZ with exact same issues. It is at the dealership for the second time for this problem. It has had the problem from the first day.
    Has anyone found a fix for this issue? This thing shakes so bad you don't want to drive it and it is embarrassing when you have passengers with you. This vehicle is way to expensive to ride like an OLD dump truck.

    How about GM what are you going to do about this issue?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello Bmwm2,
    I apologize that you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle. Can you please email me so I can get more information from you so I can look into the situation further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • bmwm2bmwm2 Posts: 2
    cant get your email by clicking on your name...
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Try again. It may have been a temporary glitch with one of our servers.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello Bmwm2,
    It is socialmedia@gm.com. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • 71cruizer71cruizer Posts: 2
    Having the identical problem with my 07 Tahoe. Dealer did the balance thing even though I was specific about how and when. Didn't work. Back in tomorrow.

    It is definitely something in the drive train that can reach resonance. I tried Emailing the GM ID in #72 and it was returned.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I tried Emailing the GM ID in #72 and it was returned.

    Be sure to type in the "@" symbol by hand when trying to send an email rather than simple copy and paste. What you see on the screen here is actually am image rather than a character to prevent spammers from harvesting email addresses from our Forums.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello 71cruizer,
    I apologize your email didn't go through. Are you emailing socialmedia@gm.com? Please email me at that address. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • wackwack Posts: 2
    I have taken my truck in 3 times now, first they road force balanced the tires even though it had less than 3000 miles, still vibration, second time, they replaced a hub bearing and guaranteed that worked, still vibration, third time, they replaced a tire, still vibration.

    This is getting ridiculous, throw in a rattle under glove compartment, bad pull to the right, iPod USB popping/crackling noise, and this 2010 $55k Tahoe is a lemon for sure.

    Oh and my navigation system quit working today!!! :cry:
  • iamdmaniamdman Posts: 1
    there is a list that u follow to review a problem
    tires and rims
    ball joints
    brakes
    sway bars
    shocks
    driveshaft
    axles
    pinion
    transmission
    most of those problems will go to the driveshaft angle and balancing. go to a transmision shop maybe they can shed some information on this. pep boys will also know about this. most 4x4 shops also can add information

    good luck
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello Wack,
    I apologize that you are having concerns with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information about your situation so I can look into it further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • blimpyblimpy Posts: 8
    edited June 2010
    Why don't you just post what they did instead of pushing business and a million phone calls their way?

    I'm not calling miami and I am certainly not driving to miami. The only thing that makes sense to me about your post is your recommendation for a quality dealership.

    Good techs and engineers solve problems, everybody else just gets in the way.
  • cat125cat125 Posts: 36
    Don't know exactly what they did - that is why I gave out the information so maybe you can get some help - spent over two months with another dealer and they could not fix the problem - the only thing I know for sure is they worked on the drive shaft because it had yellow markings on the shaft and the part where is mounted - it seemed they used the markings for alignment - I'm sure you don't want to call Miami - just trying to help - I even took GM to arbitration ( certainly not pushing business ) and lost so it seemed to me anyone having the same very frustrating issue would appreciate some guidance - fact is a lot of the mechanics at the dealerships don't know how to fix the problem - maybe you have another solution without spending money on long distance - good luck -
  • cat125cat125 Posts: 36
    PS> Forgot to tell you a month after the problem was fixed had to replace the rack and pinion .... again not sure if it had anything to do with this issue or as a result of the vibration - not sure -
  • 71cruizer71cruizer Posts: 2
    Hello All...
    My dealer seems to have fixed mine. I had bought mine Certified Used and they had a new but off brand set of tires. I am a mechanical engineer and I swore it had nothing to do with balance and when they balanced my tires the first trip back without it working I was furious.

    The second trip back they had it two days. When I went to pick it up I found they put new tires on it, Goodyear Wrangler AT/S. Look to be the same ones that come stock. I was immediately apprehensive and told them so. I took it home and with almost 2K on it since I haven't been able to reproduce it. They said one of my tires was out of round. How they could tell that, I don't know.

    So, to make a long story short, mine seems to be fixed.
  • solosolo Posts: 48
    Hello 71cruiser,
    So glad to hear you found the problem. And it was the tires! A lesson for us all.
    Goodyear probably built a batch of junk tires and tried to pass them off. It happened to me on a vehicle that came with goodyear Integrities and a new set of Michelin Cross terrains solved the problem (dealer supplied after much prodding and aggravation) I will never buy a Goodyear tire after that.
  • blimpyblimpy Posts: 8
    Be wary, if the source of the vibration is not cured your tires will weaken and wear unevenly. You will experience accelerated wear and the vibration will be quite noticeable again. Good tires seem to a better job of dampening the vibration, still a band aid fix. Odd how the old set ran 90% better on my buddy's truck. I made him take them off anyway because I feared they would screw up his truck eventually.

    Seems to be the truck is trashing the tires and that makes things worse. The tires are not initially faulty.

    Blimpy
  • blimpyblimpy Posts: 8
    I have a 2003 Tahoe for sale. Yes it is supposed to vibrate like that, it has always done that. It is a speed deterrent, if you go to fast you won't be able to hang on to the wheel and you will crash and die, perfect first car.
  • solosolo Posts: 48
    Blimpy,
    You nailed it. GM has used that tactic many times. Now american tax payers own a worthless piece of stock.
  • meachamdmeachamd Posts: 13
    Mariah GM Customer Service
    No the dealership now says that the vibration that I feel is normal now. I am contemplating do the Lemon Law.
  • bonnatwbonnatw Posts: 1
    I just recently bought a "GM Certified" 2007 Tahoe. First off the dealership switched out the factory OEM Chevy Rims and tires and replaced them with GMC rims and cheap tires., second they would not switch back. Third I took my truck into the dealership for oil change and rotation, after that if on the freeway and reach 75 mph, it starts vibrating...I called the dealership told me that it is the tire balancing. SO I got that done, and it is actually worse. What should or can I do to get this fixed. I only have had this vehicle for about 2 months..
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello Meachamd,
    Can you email me your service request number or your VIN so I can look at it further? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    Hello Bonnatw,
    I apologize that you are experiencing a problem with your vehicle. Can you please email me your VIN, current mileage, contact info and dealership? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • slingbuckslingbuck Posts: 1
    edited December 2010
    I have a 2011 GMC Yukon XL with 750 miles on it and it has shuddered badly off and on since I got it. The tire have been replace and its been aligned. It comes and goes but my wife notices it and she can tell the difference between a new Lamborghini and and old Ford Escort! Did I spell Lamborghini correctly??? Anyway, I wrote down all the possible causes for it from this website, thanks. The dealer who services it is great but I purchased it about 100 miles from my home. Hope this isn't a problem if I have to use the lemon law. My 2007 Suburban shook violently at highspeed new but was perfect after the tires were balanced properly. My 2004 Canyon was way out of alignment new from factory too. Geez, its tough to support a company that can't do the basic.....like give your a car that drives nice when new. I get them straightened out but its crazy they can't do it from the start. I test drove a new toyota tacoma that was sitting on the lot in the cold and snow and it was perfectly smooth! Maybe its time to switch? Will let you know what happens with 2011 Yukon.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,068
    slingbuck,
    Have you taken your vehicle in to the dealer to have the issue resolved?
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • I just bought a new Suburban 1500 4 wd. I traded in my 2003 that I had purchased new. The new Suburban drives very hard and when I hit a bump at higher speeds the wheel shakes. There also is a subtle vibration at highway speeds. I have the 20" tires and they bounce all over. On a rough road at highway speed the car seems to be a little airborne and flighty. My 03 drove like a dream. I took it back to the dealer and asked them to balance the tires. They drove it and said it was normal and they all drive like this. This is my fifth new GM. I wish I had gone with a Toyota this time.
  • meachamdmeachamd Posts: 13
    edited January 2011
    I had the same problem with my new 2010 Tahoe. They had to replace the entire rear end. Everything. They told me the same thing (that's its normal) until I showed them a GM document documenting the problem I got the document off of this website. It at the very beginning of this blog. If you can't find it let me know and I'll see if I have a hard copy of it. Good luck.
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