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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 115 repairs.

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 56 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 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

154000 mi

US $140
Frame of drivers side front seat broke. Had to disassemble the seat and replace with new frame. 
Dec 2011

172000 mi

US $620
New regulator in both front windows Rear defroster not working 
Aug 2013

190000 mi

US $1870
Rear gear housing broken (inside) - gear assembly replaced. Radiator Leaking, need replaced. 
Feb 2015

201300 mi

US $1200
Locked calipers - rear brakes completely rebuilt 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

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. 
Dec 2010

77000 mi

US $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
Apr 2010 - Feb 2013
May 2010

99871 mi

US $1500
replace fuel pump 
Feb 2013

130000 mi
Rear master oil seal leak (where they need to remove engine to repair) 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2015
Dec 2008

135000 mi
Water pump leak. 
Apr 2010

150000 mi

US $200
replaced fuel pump 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Florida, United States
Nov 2008 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

140000 mi

US $425
Replaced alternator 
Mar 2010

153000 mi

US $1000
Rear brakes,  left front bearing 
Jun 2010

159000 mi

US $165
Passenger front window was inoperative after a period of intermittent operation 
Sep 2010

164000 mi

US $9000
Replaced AC compressor. Unit locked up, broke serpentine belt, 
Oct 2010

166000 mi

US $1000
Replaced pinion bearings 
Mar 2013

209000 mi

US $1800
Front end seals leaking, main engine seal leaking, replacement of valve cover gaskets. 
Jun 2013

212000 mi

US $225
Replaced passenger front door window up/down mechanism 
May 2014

226700 mi

US $225
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
Dec 2008

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. 
Jul 2009

145000 mi

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
Dec 2007

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
Mar 2010

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. 
May 2011

123300 mi
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. 
Jul 2011

126000 mi

US $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.  
Sep 2011

128000 mi

US $400
Check engine light Fuel Pressure Sensor failure 
Mar 2012

136000 mi

US $1200
Oil leak from back of engine. Replace cam sensor, rear main seal, and many gaskets. 
May 2012

139000 mi

US $225
Check Engine Light came on. Knock sensor error. Knock sensor replaced. 
Jul 2012

141300 mi

US $1500
Planetary gear in transmission replaced. 
Nov 2012

144000 mi

US $1500
Planetary gear in transmission replaced second time within 4 months. 
Chevrolet Suburban in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

151000 mi

US $115
Water Pump leaking. Replaced water pump and thermostat. Also replaced all anti-freeze as it was at the recommended interval 
Dec 2011

158000 mi

US $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
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015
Mar 2010

84000 mi

US $200
Driver window motor died. Motor replaced. 
Jul 2010

88300 mi

US $400
Rear brakes grinding. Repair garage replaced pads and resurfaced rotors 
Sep 2010

89000 mi

US $200
Needed new starter motor 
Mar 2011

97000 mi

US $59
Driver window motor stopped working. Parts still under warranty. Installed new replacement part. 
Jul 2011

102000 mi

US $660
Needed new rear calipers and pads 
Mar 2012

106000 mi

US $100
Driver window not working. Power window regulator needed to be replaced 
Dec 2012

109000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2014

116300 mi

US $380
New rotors and pads on both sides of front 
Jan 2015

118000 mi

US $100
Driver window froze shut, then fell down - regulator broke, window cracked. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi
Had speed sensor removed, de-rusted and replaced 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Repair Histories

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