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Chevy Tahoe



  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    expect the EPA listed mileage -and better mileage if they really work at it. As I and others have posted above, you can beat the epa mileage but you can't drive the beast like a sports car.
    I would expect the 12/15 EPA mileage on the 2002 Denali, unless the driver was real careful.
    Regarding the Tahoe 2WD 4.8 and 3.42 I wouldn't expect much of an increase in gas mileage either - only about 3 MPG/over 15 mpg EPA city with careful driving - or a measly 20% + increase. ;o) But each to his or her own.
  • O.K., Someone please refresh my memory!!! What is GM doing about all of those rear window malfunctions that have happened with the Tahoes, Suburbans and Yukons. Mine quit this morning and now I'm miffed!!!! Anyone have one repaired and how much did it cost??

  • Well the day is here....My Yukon started down the assembly line today!! Hopefully I'll have it in two or three weeks...

  • I've got a 2000 Tahoe 2WD with the 5.3L and the lower axle. In 30,000 miles, worst tank I have gotten is 13.3 mpg and the best tank is 20.1 mpg. Generally average around 16.5 mpg and I keep track at just about every fill up. Just my two cents.
  • fortopfortop Posts: 239
    January Consumer Reports:
    City/Highway Compared to the Tahoe Mileage above
    VW Passat - 15/35
    Toyota Camray - 16/35
    Honda Accord - 15/34
    Nissan Altima - 15/32

    Compared to the Tahoe Mileage above
    4.8 2WD 15/20
    4.8 4WD 14/17
    5.3 2WD 14/18
    5.3 4WD 14/17
    Doesn't look like much of a fuel economy advantage with the little cars compared to the big beasts in city driving.
  • re: 2002 tahoe. can anyone comment on the ride and handling qualities of the z71 version vs the standard lt version of the tahoe "on road" in everyday suburban driving. local dealer has no z71's to compare with.
  • poc322poc322 Posts: 22
    I have a 2001 Z71 Tahoe that is light pewter metallic. I've noticed the paint chips, and scratches really easy.(for example: if the someone opens their door onto the side of the car, not hard, but just let is rest on it, the paint chips. Plus i've noticed that when on the highway, that when rocks fly from my tires of other vechiles it chips the paint, bad.)
    Is anyone else experienced this, or is it just me. I've owned other vechiles in the past which were white, a hunter green, and a red, and never had this problem on any of them.
    I'm wondering if it is just the color, or the paint quality.
    Also does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the chips and scratches?

    In regards to the above gas mileage debate. I get about 12.8 in the city, and 16 on the highway.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I had something similar to you. However, with mine, you could see a faint shade of primer indicating areas where there was insufficient amount of paint. These areas would chip easily. The dealer repainted both sides underwarranty. The autobody shop did such an excellent job that I no longer have the famous GM orange peel.
  • My 2000 Tahoe has developed a knocking sound which appears to be coming from the left front. Seems more prevelant at low speeds, but doesn't do it all the time. Have about 19,000 miles. I saw some posts about a problem with an intermediate steering shaft. Any ideas if this is my problem? Wish I could be more specific with the symptoms, but has only been doing it for a week or so.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    The symptoms of needing the intermediate steering shaft replaced is a knocking felt in the steering wheel when making low speed turns over an uneven road. It feels more like a clunk. AND it won't do it all the time.
  • cop8cop8 Posts: 1
  • Took the Tahoe in for service today and they replaced the steering shaft. Pretty good on-line diagnosis! Thanks.
    Have been real pleased with the vehicle. So much so that when I had to replace an old Dodge Caravan this fall, I got a 2001 Silverado. Nice vehicle so far. Glad to be rid of the Mopar.
  • I have had my 2002 Yukon for two months now and very happy with it. I remember reading on this board that there was some problem with the fog light switch affecting the rear wiper. I experienced this problem for the first time this week. It is just a little nuisance thing that I thought was fixed before the 2002's were produced.
    What was the solution to this problem? I am sure that it was discussed on this board a while back.
  • ghtrapghtrap Posts: 26
    The front seat passenger side seat belt on my '02 Tahoe locks just driving down the road and even ratchets tighter occasionally. My passengers won't use it because it's uncomfortable. I feel the only time the belt should lock is when centrifugal force in the mechanism makes it lock. My dealer first thought it might be normal, but I wasn't buying that, so they have ordered me a new seat belt mechanism. The dealer hasn't heard of such a thing before and didn't think there were service bulletins. I would think it might just take a simple adjustment, but it is the new kind that is incorporated into the seat back. Has anyone heard of this problem before?
  • tnjimtnjim Posts: 2
    Looking at Yukons and Tahoes now. Any major issues out there that have been experienced with '01 or '02s? Primarily looking at SLE and LS models but all on the map.
  • Irv = Stand-in for Don. Over on the GMSUV Board several had the same problem. Seems that the last thing tried by GM was the running of a heavier ground to the tail gate area. Seemed to help somewhat.
    Others tried bypassing the suspected pulse with a heavy capacitor BUT this did not work. Don`t know if a perfect solution has been found. I don`t think so.

    Irv. for Don.
  • drejdrej Posts: 119
    I have a 1995 Yukon 4x4 5.7L 75Kmi which the Cruise Quit just after the warranty period! (Thanks GMC, But does anyone have any simple diagnostics, a TSB, or a previous post on the subject? I've been puting off to go to the Dealer$ as $ and the use of Cruise is limited. I admit I would like to use it a few times a month. Someone told me it could be the wiring, as the constsnt use of Tilt steering puts a strain on the electronics on the column. Any Ideas? Thanks, D~
  • My 2000 Tahoe had & has the same problem, dealer put in a new unit, helped for about a year but it's doing it again. Must be something in GM because my 2001 Silverado does it on the pass seat sometimes & it's only 3 months old.
  • poc322poc322 Posts: 22
    On Saturday night I had gone out to eat, and when I when I came back out to 01 Tahoe, about an hour or so later, I started it up and noticed the radio was off and the clock was not showing the right time. I know when I got out of the vechile the radio was on.(I don't manually turn of ever) So I'm not sure if at some point my battery went dead, or there is just something wrong with the wiring. Has anyone every experienced this, or is this going to be an unsolved mystery.

    By the way, in my 01 Tahoe I'm having the same problems with the seat belts on the driver and passenger side.
  • Hello all,
    Just closed the deal on a 2002 Yukon and I am looking for an aftermarket front brush guard. Anyone out there install one on their tahoe/yukon they feel good about?

    Thanks for the advise.

    Steve C.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I have a go rhino series 3000 stepguard on my silverado. Looks good. Bolts right up tow hooks stay on

    Pics can be seen here

  • I think I have had the same problem, but I'm not positive because my wife thinks she may have done it by mistake. The clock on my 01 Yukon was off by four hours twice now. I'm keeping an eye on it so I'll let you know.
  • Greetings!

    Three days ago I picked up a 2002 Yukon SLT with 1SD option (leather seats, power lumbar control). Great truck, except for the lumbar.

    I was wearing a thick coat when test-driving, so didn't notice the bulging lumbar in the seatback (driver and passenger), even when the control was at it's deflated state. (bulge seems to stick out about 3-inches, and is located about 6-inches up from the intersection of the seat and the seatback).

    I took it to the service director, who said the bladder was fully deflated, and the seats were at their lowest state of "bulge". He told me that he doesn't like lumbar control seats either, and would check with his contact at GM to see if anything can be done.

    Has anyone else been bugged by the bulge, and is there a way to resolve the issue? The sales manager said that I couldn't return the car (I thought there was a three day window, but he said no).

  • Happens ocassionally to lots of owners including me. dealer(s) never heard of it. My OEM battery + terminal failed recently(again common GM problem) and I hope new battery helps. Haven't experienced problem since but too soon to tell.
  • I put a black Manik grill guard on my 01 YXL and am very happy with it. It can be installed also without removing the tow hooks and you don't need to drill the bumper.

    Drawback to this design is it is not as sturdy as those that are drilled in. Don't know if it would keep a deer out of the grill but did not want to go with the heavy duty look or holes in bumper. Paid $395 at local aftermarket dealer.

  • Can anyone give me as much info on the Yukon as possible? What tranny does it have? Major problems? Problems related to high mileage? How long can they go before a major rebuild? Please email me at

  • We are seriously looking to buy one of these three vehicles in the next 2 months. Really liked both Yukon and Tahoe. Also like the Sequoia a lot, but finding it to be overpriced compared to the GM vehicles. What is the main reason why someone would buy a Yukon over a Tahoe? Also what type of prices are you all getting for '02 Yukon SLT models. Can I get one for under $35,000? Only options wanted are third row seat and running boards. Hope to hear from those of you who have recently purchased or leased. Thanks very much!
  • Have same problem in an '01 Yukon XL. About a dozen times in the past twelve months the theft lock has been engaged and the clock reset. There has been no consistent pattern to predict when or why it occurs. Dealer has checked it a few times and can't isolate a problem, although it did happen to them once.

    This TSB came out a few days ago, but for now appears limited to the 2002 models and does not directly deal with the power loss issue, although it seems pretty close. I suspect GM is on its way to finding the problem, but the problem is too intermittent to isolate in the field. Hopefully when enough radios are returned and disassembled they will find the problem part they are looking for and it will help solve our problems.

    * * * * * * *

    Info - Erratic or Intermittent Operation of Radio

    Erratic or Intermittent Operation of Radio

    2002 Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette

    2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Pickup and Utility Models (Silverado, Sierra, Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, Denali, Yukon,
    Yukon XL, Yukon Denali)

    2002 Chevrolet and GMC S/T Pickup and Utility Models (S10, Sonoma, Blazer, TrailBlazer, Jimmy, Envoy

    2002 Chevrolet and GMC M/L Vans

    2002 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT

    with RPO UL0, UN0 OR UL9

    The following intermittent conditions may occur with the entertainment system:

    The radio turns off by itself.
    The radio's audio cuts out.
    The radio can't be turned off.
    The radio functions/features are erratic.


    The above conditions are INTERMITTENT symptoms and may be difficult to duplicate. The customer reporting any of these
    concerns should be justified in exchanging the unit as these symptoms may never result in a permanent failure.

    Radios that exhibit the conditions above should be returned to an ACDelco® Service Center for exchange.
  • poc322poc322 Posts: 22
    It looks like others have experienced the radio/power failures. I talked to my dealership earlier this morning and made an appointment to bring my 01 Tahoe in. They said that they would have one of their technicians look at it and test the power supply and battery, etc. etc. But he did not mention replacing the radio.
    Of those who have also experienced this problem has any one not been able to use the radio for an extended period of time. I know I was unable to get any of the buttons to work for about a minute or so. But eventually it was back up and working.

    For the person who is looking at brush guards. I have a black manik installed on my 01 Z71 Tahoe. I also looked at a ranch hand, but decided against it because it has the metal screen in the middle. I have seen a few vechiles with the ranch hand and don't think it looks that bad. But I'm happy with the manik, and I think I paid around 350 for it. However I did loose my front tow hooks.
  • Can you who have recently purchased a Tahoe/Yukon tell me what was your deciding factor was. I'm looking to purchase in the next 6 months and unsure if it should be the Av or Tahoe. I have a 2000 Tahoe now but want to upgrade to the either one with the Z71 package. I am aware of the obvious differences but wanted feedback from others who may have considered both.
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