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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Repair Histories

64 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 24 of these members (37.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 92 repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 92 repairs.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Tahoe in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
154000 mi US $140 Frame of drivers side front seat broke. Had to disassemble the seat and replace with new frame. 
172000   New regulator in both front windows Rear defroster not working 
190000   Rear gear housing broken (inside) - gear assembly replaced. Radiator Leaking, need replaced. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
71000 mi US $630 Both front axle seals and the front, lower, left ball-joint were replaced. The seals were leaking and the ball-joint boot had torn. 
77000   Front differential breather (vent) valve was bad, fluid was leaking everywhere. Replaced, fluid refilled. Front differential leaking again. Breather valve was replaced entirely instead of just tightened (as apparently they had done previously). Fluid refilled again. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2013
99871 mi US $1500 replace fuel pump 
130000   Rear master oil seal leak (where they need to remove engine to repair) 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2013
135000 mi   Water pump leak. 
150000 US $200 replaced fuel pump 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2014
140000 mi US $425 Replaced alternator 
153000   Rear brakes,  left front bearing 
159000   Passenger front window was inoperative after a period of intermittent operation 
164000   Replaced AC compressor. Unit locked up, broke serpentine belt, 
166000   Replaced pinion bearings 
209000   Front end seals leaking, main engine seal leaking, replacement of valve cover gaskets. 
212000   Replaced passenger front door window up/down mechanism 
226700   I personally Replaced alternator 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Tahoe in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2010
132000 mi   There was a hairline crack in the head (probably due to overheating which was found out later).The dealer had the engine replaced at no charge. 
145000 US $200 The engine was overheating badly and my dad replaced the radiator himself. 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder hybrid automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2008
60000 mi US $800 4 wheel drive unit failed. 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Suburban in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
105000 mi US $550 Chevy has a design problem w/ the parking brake on these & 2002 Avalache which I also own. The parking brakes sag, wearing them out w/o ever using them & ruining the disk. It would not pass inspection. Reported to Chevy and they said not our problem. 
123300   Several plastic trim parts are breaking, but not yet repaired: plastic housing around seat belt receiver, plastic covers for 2nd seat mounting brackets. Also finish starting to wear off the front edges of the dashboard. 
126000   Car was making rattling noise caused by AC belt tensioner banging against stops. Broke 2 belts and 1 tensioner. Finally replaced AC compressor twice. The first one leaked from the parts store. New Comp, new belt, new tensioner.  
128000   Check engine light Fuel Pressure Sensor failure 
136000   Oil leak from back of engine. Replace cam sensor, rear main seal, and many gaskets. 
139000   Check Engine Light came on. Knock sensor error. Knock sensor replaced. 
141300   Planetary gear in transmission replaced. 
144000   Planetary gear in transmission replaced second time within 4 months. 
Chevrolet Suburban in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
151000 mi US $115 Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump and thermostat. Also replaced all anti-freeze as it was at the recommended interval 
158000   Replaced air compressor and rear air shocks for factory AutoRide system 

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

285-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Suburban in Maryland, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
84000 mi US $200 Driver window motor died. Motor replaced. 
88300   Rear brakes grinding. Repair garage replaced pads and resurfaced rotors 
89000   Needed new starter motor 
97000   Driver window motor stopped working. Parts still under warranty. Installed new replacement part. 
102000   Needed new rear calipers and pads 
106000   Driver window not working. Power window regulator needed to be replaced 
109000   Anti-lock brakes were activating on sharp left turns and wheels were making a lot of noise above 30 mph. Wheel hub assembly needed replacing. 

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