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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Problems and Repair Histories

59 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 23 of these members (39%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 85 repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

29% of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 85 repairs.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 49% cost between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 20% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 35 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Tahoe in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 153000    
154000 140 Frame of drivers side front seat broke. Had to disassemble the seat and replace with new frame. 
172000 620 New regulator in both front windows Rear defroster not working 
190000 1870 Rear gear housing broken (inside) - gear assembly replaced. Radiator Leaking, need replaced. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 68000    
70000 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 230 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 99000    
99500 1500 replace fuel pump 
130000 0 Rear master oil seal leak (where they need to remove engine to repair) 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 132000    
135000 0 Water pump leak. 
153300 200 replaced fuel pump 
200000  
Chevrolet Tahoe in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 129000    
140000 425 Replaced alternator 
153000 1000 Rear brakes,  left front bearing 
159000 165 Passenger front window was inoperative after a period of intermittent operation 
164000 9000 Replaced AC compressor. Unit locked up, broke serpentine belt, 
166000 1000 Replaced pinion bearings 
209000 1800 Front end seals leaking, main engine seal leaking, replacement of valve cover gaskets. 
212000 225 Replaced passenger front door window up/down mechanism 
224000  

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Tahoe in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 130000    
132000 0 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 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 60000    
60000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 92000    
105000 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 0 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 600 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 400 Check engine light Fuel Pressure Sensor failure 
136000 1200 Oil leak from back of engine. Replace cam sensor, rear main seal, and many gaskets. 
139000 225 Check Engine Light came on. Knock sensor error. Knock sensor replaced. 
141300 1500 Planetary gear in transmission replaced. 
144000 1500 Planetary gear in transmission replaced second time within 4 months. 
 
Chevrolet Suburban in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 132000    
151000 115 Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump and thermostat. Also replaced all anti-freeze as it was at the recommended interval 
158000 538 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 80000    
84000 200 Driver window motor died. Motor replaced. 
88300 400 Rear brakes grinding. Repair garage replaced pads and resurfaced rotors 
89000 200 Needed new starter motor 
97000 59 Driver window motor stopped working. Parts still under warranty. Installed new replacement part. 
102000 660 Needed new rear calipers and pads 
106000 100 Driver window not working. Power window regulator needed to be replaced 
109000 650 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. 
115000  

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