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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 121 repairs.

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 63 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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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Feb 2011
Jul 2010

73700 mi

US $1300
Rear axle broke and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2010

75000 mi

US $777
Had a fuel injection cleaning done. New spark plugs replaced, new air filter and new serpentine belts. Truck was "missing" when I was accelerating, the fuel injection cleaning and new spark plugs fixed the problem. 
Dec 2010

79000 mi

US $522
Rear heater was blowing cold air. Door blend actuator was replaced. Rear heater was still blowing cold air. Control module was bad and it was replaced and that fixed the problem. 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Tahoe in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2014
Jun 2010

140000 mi

US $315
Jul 2011

158000 mi
Replaced water pump and thermostats, flushed radiator. Temp had gone to HOT. After adding 1.5 gallons of water returned to normal. Water pump was leaking. Replaced low-pressure switch on AC, which had been cutting off intermittently. 
Nov 2011

163000 mi

US $571
Replaced 2 front wheel hub bearings & ABS sensors 
Mar 2012

168000 mi

US $616
New Delco alternator and Delco battery. Able to jump start it. 
Feb 2013

184000 mi

US $307
Replace intake manifold gasket 
Mar 2013

185000 mi

US $77
Replaced purge solenoid valve at 185,247 on 03/01/13 (Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve / AC Delco Part Number: 214-1105) 
Apr 2013

186700 mi

US $24
Replaced vapor canister purge valve at 186,885 on 04/02/13(Evaporation Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve / AC Delco Part Number: 214-646) 
Jul 2013

191700 mi

US $75
Check ABS ground wire, clean contacts. Replaced Vent Valve in rear at gas tank 
Apr 2014

205700 mi
Several trips to shop to turn off CHECK ENGINE light. We've replaced every emmission control system part code called for but light continues to come on periodically. Even done smoke test. Best guess? very, very slow leak. 
Sep 2014

213000 mi

US $414
Replaced Oil Pan Gasket & Cooler Line Block-off Plate 
Oct 2014

214000 mi

US $1366
Replace water pump, thermostat & fluid Removed transfer case and transmission and replaced rear main seal, transfer seal and other gaskets. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2015
Oct 2010

96000 mi

US $1000
Recall on instrument panel cluster...speedometer was sticking and not registering correct speed. Recall had been extended to 70k miles but since mine just occurred at 95k, they only paid for part of it. Other work done was 100k service. 
Oct 2011

111000 mi

US $100
Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad in rear right tire. warning light was on. replaced sensor. 
Jun 2012

125000 mi

US $352
Replaced L/F hub bearing assembly Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor went bad 
Jan 2015

169000 mi

US $400
replaced leaking water pump 
May 2015

173700 mi

US $2200
had to completely rebuild transmission 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2009
Sep 2007

87000 mi

US $130
Hesitation, new fuel filter and air filter, back to normal 
Apr 2009

129000 mi
small fuild leak in brake line - at power booster 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Aug 2011
Sep 2009

87000 mi

US $650
Short in front passenger seat motor resulting in dead battery within 24 hours.  High pitch squeaking sound from left front tire. Defective shock. Replaced both front shocks. No more squeaking. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2007 - Nov 2008
Apr 2008

43400 mi

C $344
Sep 2008

45260 mi

C $425
Intermediate steering column replaced. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Wisconsin, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2009

103000 mi

US $250
Replaced rear axle seals that were leaking.  R&R front and rear bumpers because of corrosion. 
Jul 2012

138700 mi

US $150
Replaced shocks 
Dec 2013

156000 mi

US $140
Hot-Cold Actuator for rear heat 
Jun 2014

159000 mi

US $600
Front Wheel Bearing Assembly, new front rotors, new brake pads both front and back 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Oregon, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2011
May 2007

24000 mi
Coating on upper dash panel flaking off. 
Jun 2007

25000 mi
Coating on upper dash panel flaking off. Dash replaced 
Sep 2007

26000 mi
Front end noise. Dealer lubricated ball joints. 
Apr 2008

32000 mi
Steering shaft replaced due to 'clunk' during suspension motion. Speedometer failed. 
May 2008

38000 mi
Replaced Instrument panel for a second time. 
Mar 2009

51000 mi

US $140
Water pump failed. Drivers heated seat failed.  
Feb 2010

60000 mi
Loud noise from passengers front suspension. Replaced with new upper shock insulator per TSB. Driver's seat frame broken. Driver's seat frame broken. Loud noise from passengers front suspension. Replaced with new upper shock insulator per TSB. 

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Chevrolet Suburban in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

62000 mi
Surface rust on bumpers, elsewhere, when sold. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Nov 2011
Jun 2010

96720 mi

C $1600
Transmission had been slipping for the last 2 years and I finally decided to change the transmission. 
Jun 2011

104160 mi

C $100
changed the right side wheel bearing after installation of 22 inch wheels and tires 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Repair Histories

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