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Chevy Tahoe Transmission Problems

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  • Only thing I heard about lemon law is the same problem have to occur 4x in order for U to have a case
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    07Max said: Has anyone talked to their dealers about lemon laws for their problems and if so what has been said
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    The lemon laws are pretty much a state issue and each state has different interpretations on what constitutes a "lemon" regarding vehicles and different guidlines on what you need to do to certify that you have a "lemon". Check out your state laws and see what they say.
  • 07max07max Posts: 2
    Thanks for the input on the lemon laws. I have checked for my state (TN) and think I that may be able to proceed, but would rather have the truck fixed or replaced on good terms if possible. Will keep you informed on my progress.
  • c3gmc3gm Posts: 3
    We have a 2007 Chevrolet Avalance 1500 LTZ.

    The Transmission, under acceleration from a stop-light, made a POP sound, then revved up to redline. The transmission only had Park, Reverse, and 1st gear. When revved up in first the transmission would whine. This vehicle had only been put into 4 wheel drive once to make sure it worked, when it was new. This vehicle's mileage is mostly highway, very few city miles. The vehicle has a total of 27,673 miles on it.

    This problem resembles the same issue from the 1992-1996 model years where the Spline Drive (input shaft) pin, also reffered to as the SUNGEAR would snap. Under acceleration, approximately every 30,000 miles, the pin would snap causing the input shaft to slam into the forward gears of the transfer case. This could destroy the transmission, transmission housing, transfer-case and/or transfer case housing depending on how severe the load is under acceleration during the failure.

    GM knows this part breaks easilyunder load or heavy acceleration (merging, passing, emergency acceleration) and has for nearly 20 years (1998). Why does it appear again in 2007?

    C3 :mad: :mad: :mad:
  • WAKE UP!!! People are wondering why their Chevy's have issues like the GM lemons of old. If you did research before buying your lemon GM vehicle, you would find out that massive changes haven't been made to the GM architecture in just about 10-15 years. Not to mention, the new Tahoe, Suburban, and Avalanche are being built cheaper than ever before. There's gotta be something behind how GM can now make almost 10 grand more on the new Tahoe than the old one, yet the new one has all of these "revolutionary" changes. The only change I see is just what GM does - replaces the body parts, stiffens the frame every now and then, and keeps the old 30+ year technology under the hood. Wake up - buy a Ford - you'll be much, much happier.
  • c3gmc3gm Posts: 3
    Update:

    2007 Avalanche-

    1) Replaced Sprag Gear
    2) Replaced clutch packs
    3) Re-flashed PROM for DVD Navigation system
    4) Re-flahsed PROM for Console

    This cured the problems of the DVD navigation system failing with the A/C Controls and Radio rendered inoperable.

    So far, 1400 miles and the transmission is still holding together. No one has raced off of a redlight under full-throttle acceleration, nor have they attempted to repeatedly stand in the throttle in order to accelerate rapidly. My guess is, the next time it happens, it will break again.

    In response to the Ford Comment. our 1999 Tahoe worked flawlessly for 167,000 miles- and I do mean FLAWLESSLY.
    The difference was, that 1999 Tahoe had driveline slop which caused clunking and clattering and sounded as though something was wrong, when in fact, there was nothing wrong.

    I don't hear of these problems in the Pickup, why is it only happening in the SUVs? :confuse:

    C3
  • YOU ARE SO RIGHT! I read these messages and the transmission problems are the same as the 1997 Tahoe. I was a diehard GM owner, never would buy anything else, until all the problems with my $34,000 1997 Tahoe which left me on the side of many roads. In 2002 purchased a Ford F-250, best truck I've ever had (and still have). I use the Tahoe for short trips to the store, but no long trips from home. I finally did wake up!
  • hello im another who will stand with you on that one a 2000 yukon xl slt 4x4 with auto ride an my trans went out at 20,000 miles they rebuilt it it went out again at around 40,000 miles then 6 times more at a transmission shop then i went to the dealer an put in a serta it lasted for 20,000 miles then it went out then they put in another serta trans an it went out before i could go down the street 3 block,s im outa pocket on at least 12,000 dollars an get this its still at the dealers now with all the excuses in the world an its my faught so thanks for sharing your storie i,ve been asking them for a few years now i payed 55,000 for the suv been in the shop at least 6 months since ive had this problem an they dont wana put another trans in an its still under warranty 20,000 miles on it an they diagnostic the truck many times to where the servic guy is lying an making up stories ooh it the map sensor wrong ooh its the 22,s rims wrong so theyre decline my warranty on it as of now i was told from the dealer how does a trans straight from the box go out in two blocks an my check engine lite wasnt comming on on these lste attemps but before on trans number 6 or so it was comming on like it should if the trans were having a problem but now they knew that the trans was out from a test drive with my self an the trans was slipping badly 2nd gear an the check engine lite wasnt on they knew they should have checked out why diagnostics of coarse but did they no they supposley put in a new one but it lasted not even one mile now thats a little about my storie they want me to pay again for another trans 4,500 because they cant diagnostics rite or just maybe your rite theyres somthin wrong rite out the box with this trans desighn or it,s really to small of a trans for a 7000pd suv it also in the z28 camaro 3,500 pds same trans dont make an sences but i beleive they are hidding the problem so let me know who you contacted please its just the run around game at the service center they say things that they will do but have no authority to have work done yes im in need of a ceo also numbers who you have called it caused a great hardship on my shoulders really especialy when the service guy has to lie to you but im with you on this one vincent 1760 718 3015 call me if you would like to combined up on this one they really need a recall ive been asking an all they say is no an that noone eles of coarse is having this problem out of a yukon xl with only 77 thousand miles on it 11 trans replacements whata shame the way gmc or chevrolet is treating us what good is it to have it fixed an go a few blocks an it broke again its a hardship vince
  • i have my problem for 70,000 miles get rid of it while you can 11 trans an my outa pocket is ab out 12,000 dollars an they are not going to do anything about this problem but give you a headache or a new scratch or ding while its in the shopp mines is a 2000,yukon xl 4x4 had new trans is out right now after i baought a new serta 20,000 later it went out then they replaced it they said went down the street an two blocks later it went out the first day so i say that im in love with the truck its been in the shop over the years about 6 months for trans problems an all they would say i its old but i,ve been trying all this time to trust the suv never know when the trannys going to blow even out of the crate for 4,500 bucks an you know what they put the same trans in the newer suvs whata dog they are knowing the complaints they get on these expensive trucks an they want me to buy a new one im glad i found this site to learn that that trans is in the new ones too thats not good they havent shared the expense with me just alot of talk from service i thought i was buying the best suv in the world an baoght somthing that doesnt work long an they wont stand behind theyre product but if i were you buy a ford or nssan suv i cant say that theyre going to treat you like me but i like my truck an im outa 12,000 for trans an its out again while its under a serta trans warranty an that were once outa the box serta it went out in 20,000 an then another one serta warranty the it lasted two blocks an slipped i said noway couldnt be that in two blocks but it was now theyre making up so manny excuses about the blame took my money an dont want to warranty this trans from gmc seta a third time warranty were 50,000 miles 5 years get this only two years slipping hear an their 20,000 miles on this serta trans from gmc an they wont warranty anymore which going to cost me another 4,500 for a new trans thats not right thats all i ever baught were gmc corp for years an they wont take care of the custumers my problem started at 20,000 mile first rebuilt trans free after that twent thousand later out of warranty i had to start paying then an twenty thousand later again so while its still young trade in that goose for a swand
  • IF YOU CAN CHANGE THE FILTER IN YOUR TRANNY YOU CAN TO THE "REBUILD" YOU JUST GOT CHARGED A GRAND FOR YOUR SELF! I HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM IT DROVE FINE UNTILL STOP AND THEN FELT LIKE GETTIN HIT IN REAR FROM 1ST TO 2ND, TURNS OUT WHEN I CHANGED MY FILTER ALL OF THE SOLENOIDS THAT ARE CAUSING THIS PROBLEM ARE RIGHT THERE! NO NEED TO REMOVE TRANNY! AND KITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ABOUT 125.00! SERIOUSLY IF A 30 FEMALE FROM SC CAN DO THIS YALL CAN TOO! IT TOOK DAYS OF RESEARCH AND ALOT OF WILL POWER BUT I FOUND THE PROBLEM AND ITS NOT EVEN A HARD JOB, A LIL MESSY BUT HEY SAVES YA ABOUT 1500.00 AT THE SHOP!
    ;)
  • c3gmc3gm Posts: 3
    All of you should visit the National Highway Traffic Safety site located at link title

    You can file complaints and fill out forms that send your issues to the investigative group at NHTSA. Its the only way to get GM to recognize the issue.

    Also, Contact CNN and file a request for STORY submission at CNN.COM

    C3
  • I noticed my first slippage early. Same response from the dealer as may others have posted here. At @41,500 miles, just finished turning a sharp curve on an incline when I got the loud bang (thought I'd blown a tire) and immediate loss of power. Remaining was reverse and limited lower gear. Chevrolet dealer said "not a common problem" but it may be time to get rid of this one. My fourth GM over the past 10 years, but not sure I'll stick with them. Car is still under repair so we'll see.
  • I had the same problem. 07 Z71 Suburban with 8,200 miles. This is crazy. My dealer, however (valley Stream Chevy) did tow the vehicle to its shop, and they REPLACED the entire tranny unit. I cant understand why a NEW 50K vehical could have tranny problems. I LOVE my truck, however I cannot deal with these kind of 80's quality problems.
  • I HAVE A 2002 TAHOE JUST HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE WITH THE TRANSMISSION THAT YOU ARE DISCRIBING, THEY( THE DEALER) PRETTY MUCH BLAMED ME FOR NOT HAVEING THE TRANNY SERVICED EVEN THOUGH THE ONLY MADATE FOR SERVICE IS AT 100000 MILES.
    IT IS GOING TO COST ME 2700 TO GET REPAIRED. PRETTY DISCOURAGING. I WILL HAVE TO SAY THE SINCE MY PROBLEM RIDEN CHEVY TAHOE (LIFTER NOISE PROBLEM,LIFTERS REPLACED STILL SAME NOISE BLAMED ON 5.3 MOTOR,TRAN, A/C EVAPORATOR, STEERING COUPLER)THAT I HAVE PURCHASED TWO CARS BOTH TOYOTAS. I AM A CHEVY FAN HAVING OWED MANY CLASSIC CORVETTES, CAMAROS HOWEVER WITH THE MISERABLE EXPERINECE WITH MY TAHOE I CANNOT JUSTIFY SPENDING 35K ON A VEHICLE
    THAT JUST LAST TILL THE PAYMENT AND WARRANTY ARE BOTH COMPLETE.
  • My wife drives a 2007 Suburban LTZ, 4X4. She first had problems with the transmission slipping when it was in auto. The dealer could find nothing wrong and told her to keep it in 2wd only. She has all of her maintenance performed by our local dealer regularly. Last week she was taking our children to church when she heard a loud noise and then the vehicle stopped. The wrecker was called and the truck spent the next three days at the dealership having the sprag gear replaced. The vehicle has only 34,000 miles and has never been off-road or towed a trailer. My wife has strongly expressed her anger with both the dealership and General Motors. There is an apparent problem with the transmission and GM showed have a recall. GM sent us a letter suggesting that we contact the BBB AUTOLINE to discuss our disattisfaction with our car. The number for the BBB is 1-800-955-5100. This is our 6th Tahoe/Suburban in twelve years and we have lost all confidence in it. I have been driving it in auto since we got it back and the transmission is slipping worse than before we lost the sprag gear.
  • Let me tell u MY story. I have an 07 Tahooe 13,000 miles. I put E85 fuel and my truck wasnt compatible. Such an idiot i am. On my way home the Stabilitrack light came on.Came home called the dealer they said that it shouldn't hurt it but try to get as much gas out as possible. Well, later that night I drive down the street and the Stabilitrack light comes on to be serviced AND the engine light comes on and when I accelerated it felt like someone hit me in the back. I thought for sure i messed up my car with that E85 I could have beat myself. I drove it straight home and got it towed to the dealer. They told me that The stabilitrack light came on because I have 22inch rims which is not true. The same day i purchased my SUV we drove it straight to the tire shop to put them on and that was about a year ago. He told me the engine light was on because of the gas.. Ok i believe that.. but he said there were no codes comming back for a problem. I told him they need to run more tests besides looking for codes because its jerking. Come to find out... I have a transmission problem and he told me that ALOT of newer Tahoes and Suburbans are having the same problem. So NO it wasnt MY fault about the gas it was just all coincidental that all of this happend at one time. My SUV has been in the shop for 2 weeks now they part they ordered was called the "Vaulve Body" which is an internal component in the trans thats causing it to slip. I should get my baby back next week. This is my first AND last GM vehicle. Although I hear that many are having issues with their local service place I would fight with them until they fixed the issue.Go to their boss.. their bosses boss. GM has a problem and its obvious, their transmissions in their SUVs suck!
  • I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe that I bought used in Feb. 05. I took it to the local chevy dealer to inquire about an extended warranty and he made the comment that it has had transmission work but didn't elaborate. In August of 05 (approx. 40,000 miles on the vehicle) I tried to back out of my parking spot to discover I had lost reverse gear. The remaining gears rapidly followed as I limped it back home. GM explained that there was a weak part in my transmission and they would replace it with a stronger one. I think my out of pocket was around $150 because this part had already been replaced under warranty with the previous owner. Now, two years and barely 15,000 miles later, out goes reverse again, leaving me stranded. I have been contacting GM for three weeks trying to get some type of answer from them. Finally did. They will do nothing since they "good willed" the last repair. To me, this is outrageous! The same part goes bad 3 times in 55,000 miles and they do nothing? The way it sounds, the newer ones have the same junk transmission as I do. If I looked it up right, it is a 4L60E. I wouldn't have the slightest idea of how to start a class action law suit but if anyone else does, count me in. These trucks are too expensive to start with (poor gas mileage, initial cost, etc). and then we have to replace/repair transmissions every 15,000 miles????????? Any suggestions/comments would be appreciated.
  • hello, my name is Felicia and I purchased a 2002 Tahoe in Feb 05 at less than 50,000miles i forget hot much but my father told me to get the trans serviced at 50,000miles and not to forget but anyway i forgot and the trans went august of last year my fathers mechanic whom which is a crook put a 1500 trans 6mos warranty on it. less than a year later it went again which cost another 15oo. at first i felt guilty and thought it was my fault but maybe it wasn't completely my fault it went the first time i don't know what to do at this point. i was thinking to save up and have a new trans put in or buy another car, i love my truck it comes in handy for the snow cause i love just being able to ride over the snow but i don't know what to do. i was suppose to start nursing school but i can't afford to cause i'm putting too much money into my truck with these tranmissiong set backs and it's really frustrating what did you do or what do u suggest since u have the same situation if you don't mind u can email me back at burroughsf32@yahoo.com
  • We have a 1999 Suburban.Automobile starts up very good. But when engine warms up, in freewheeling, auto starts to twitch and very often throttle. All gas sistem is proof. But nobody can prevent this problem. Can someone tell what is the problem?
  • I have a 1999 Tahoe (2dr) and I only can go forward. Yes, my reverse is totally gone! Its weird to me because everyones telling me all I may have to do is replace the filter but I don't know where to start or if that is even the problem.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Is your 2nd gear gone as well? It will wind out much longer in 1st, and then shift to 3rd.

    If so, get out your checkbook, and get it towed to the transmission shop. Don't drive it around, as any little metal pieces can do further damage to the gears.

    Had this same problem, I forget the name of the can like thing that gets a break in it. When it goes, it effects both reverse and 2nd.

    Depending upon how much other gear damage you have from the metal parts moving around, it should cost around 2K to fix, give or take 500 for other parts and different areas of the country.
  • I have a 2000 Yukon XL and the same thing happened to me today. I turned the corner and heard a loud band. I thought my timing belt may have broken. I lost my forward drive. I was left only with reverse. What was your cost and exact problem? I ask so I am informed before I take my car for service to prevent being taken for granted. This is so crazy. I purchased my car used in 2004 and have had no real problems. I was just thinking how great of a vehicle it was and how much I loved it. I dont know if I can keep it as I need dependable. I have a disabled child and this is our only means to getting him and his equipment around. I hope this is just a isolated incident for us. Let me know what to expect from the repair shop please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • nob1nob1 Posts: 1
    I bought my Tahoe new in 02. About 30,000 miles in, the transmission seemed to be slipping. Took it back to dealer and they couldn't replicate the problem. At 42,000 miles, the transmission failed (wouldn't go forward or reverse). Dealer did a rebuild under the powertrain warranty. Now, the vehicle has over 130K miles. A few months ago, I could feel a little slippage during gear changes or dead stop take offs. Hadn't taken it to shop yet. On the way to work today, heard a pop at a red light take off. Afterwards, the truck seemed stuck in a lower gear. Drove it another 1/2 mile more to the work parking lot. It won't go into reverse either. I like this vehicle, alot. My plan was to replace it next year with an Avalanche, but I'm seriously having second thoughts on these GM trucks. Gotta get it towed and I suspect it's about a $3000 repair. It just strikes me as abnormal to have these transmissions fail like this.
  • nob1 said: I'm seriously having second thoughts on these GM trucks. Gotta get it towed and I suspect it's about a $3000 repair. It just strikes me as abnormal to have these transmissions fail like this.
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    Seems to me that since 2000 when GM went to the new body style and new engines that transmission failures at low mileage have become commonplace. I had a '92 Suburban with well over 150K on it with the original transmission and no problems at all. I now own an '06 Suburban...no problems yet with the tranny at 27K miles but it sure doesn't feel as solid as the unit in my '92. Also the 5.3 V-8 just doesn't have the torque that my '92 with the 5.7 engine had. Even sounds different. The newer GM models are nice to drive and have lots of toys but I don't think they are built nearly as strong as the older vehicles.
  • pan3pan3 Posts: 5
    Just had the pop and no forward gears (only reverse) on my 2007 Tahoe with 24,000 miles. Dealer said it is a sprag gear and other than just replacing with the same under warranty, no guarantee it won't strip/fail again. No design change by Chevy, but recogonized problem. My dealer has replaced 3 other 2007 failures his fall.
  • Hi.. i am writing from Saudi Arabia and have faced the same problem with my 07 Tahoe LTZ 4WD.. my problem started when i was driving from work to grab a bite more than 2 weeks ago.. i slowed down for a road bump but as soon as i pressed the pedal a strong knock happened that seemed someone hit me from the back to me at first.. but soon realized that the car fealt heavier and i immediately stopped on the side of the road.. i tried shifting gears to reverse and neutral then restarted the engine.. i drove for less than a mile and then same thing occured again.. parked the car and called the GM Road Assistance number to send a tow truck for inspection by the agency since it is still under warranty (38000 km ~ 23500 miles).. after inspection they found some fault in the transmission but i couldn't understand the technical stuff.. i have been following up with the agency from the day it entered the agency and they claim now that the parts are not available and have to order it from the US.. the warranty covers this fault but i lost money on car rental since they say GM policy here in the Middle East that the agency is not obliged to provide a replacement car until the fault is approved by GM HQ in USA!!

    i read in some websites that may be the 4-speed gear is probably the cause and highly recommended to use the 6-speed used in the Escalade and Yukon Denali.

    i think this will be my last chevy i buy, although my previous car was a trailblazer 2001 LT that had some problems in the AC actuator which made some knocking sounds in the dashboard, and haven't learnt from that lesson!
  • Does anybody know what it cost to replace a transfer case on 99 tahoe. Shop just called and said about $2000 may be 1750 if they can repair current one.
  • Hi all,

    Thought I'd post for you our transmission problem, sort of...32,000 miles on our '07...we actually were unaware of the problem until our first oil change as owners (bought it used) Mechanic asked if were aware of a transmisson leak, obviously no! Very slow leak, not even hitting garage floor. Problem was a Front Torque Convertor seal. Only took dealer 1 day, no cost of course.

    Still annoyed that my '07 vehicle was in the shop for anything, even though it was mild.
  • My tahoe is a 99 model, it acts like it is stuck in 2nd gear all the time. I've been told it was the ignition swicth. Cause it carries current to the moduales in the transmission. Is this true or do I have other problems? :sick:
  • Our 07 Tahoe with 23k miles had to be towed to the dealership after we heard a loud pop while accelerating and then lost the ability to drive in any gear except reverse.

    Anyone have any luck with GM replacing the transmission on the first break? If so, aren't they just going to replace it with another (potentially) faulty transmission?
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