2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 2004

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 133 repairs.
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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. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2014
Jan 2008

48000 mi
1. Center Steering Column Replaced 2. DVD Player Replaced 
Dec 2012

105000 mi

US $1200
Stepper motors for air control replaced. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2014
Sep 2012

148000 mi

US $51
Replaced downstream oxygen sensor due to heater circuit failure in original, which was throwing an OBDII code. 
Jan 2013

151000 mi

US $160
Battery not charging warning in DIC, replaced alternator. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

80000 mi

US $650
Replaced drivers side wheel bearing assembly. Four wheel alignment 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

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. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Oct 2011

111000 mi

US $10
Light Bulb in lower driving light 
Dec 2012

125000 mi

US $200
fan control for heater HEATED SEAT REMAINING ON 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Alabama, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
Jan 2012

88000 mi

US $475
Had to replace Y pipe and both catalytic converters because right side began to rattle. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
Jun 2012

118000 mi

US $245
Emergency Brake Pads and adjustment needed. Bad design by GM 
Apr 2013

120000 mi
Changed the Mode Actuator for A/C 
Chevrolet Tahoe in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

142000 mi

US $175
Fan clutch was not letting the AC function correctly. Not pulling enough air through radiator. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2015
Jan 2011

112000 mi

US $85
washer tank leaking. bought washer tank off ebay and replaced 
Mar 2011

118000 mi

US $400
front wheel bearings went bad 
Apr 2011

123000 mi

US $200
emergency brake shoes went bad 
Jul 2011

134000 mi

US $269
replaced shocks on all 4 wheels 
Nov 2011

154000 mi
replace front hubs 
Dec 2011

159000 mi

US $325
replace module on 4wd transfer case 
Sep 2012

198000 mi
replace front and rear pads and rotors 
Oct 2012

200700 mi
replaced idler arm and control and pitman arm 
Jan 2013

208000 mi

US $3100
replaced transfer case,transfer case control module 4wd switch 
Aug 2013

237500 mi

US $60
replaced inner tie rod ends 
Oct 2013

244700 mi

US $280
replaced pads and rotors on all four wheels 
Apr 2014

265700 mi

US $760
replace both front wheel bearings replace O2 sensors 
Jun 2014

273000 mi

US $75
replaced rears pads and hardware 
May 2015

307000 mi
replaced shocks 
Chevrolet Tahoe in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2016
Jul 2012

108000 mi

US $103
Wheel tire pressure monitoring system module failed 
Sep 2012

111000 mi

US $240
Jun 2013

115000 mi

US $39
Replaced idler pully on 2004 Suburban with 115000 miles. Replaced with Gates which is original mfg for GM. 
Mar 2016

126000 mi

US $60
Oct 2016

129000 mi
Parking brake had no adjustment left. Adjusters frozen and had to be disassembled and lubricated Headliner starting to separate at edges in front 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

284300 mi

US $30
Blinker relay would flash 4-ways when left signal used if the car was on for more than an hour. New relay ordered and installed, took about 5 minutes. 
Feb 2015

294000 mi

US $230
Gauge cluster Door handle replaced 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2015
Apr 2012

120000 mi

US $650
Fuel pump replaced 
Dec 2012

130000 mi

US $700
oil pump 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $600
slipping. complete flush and fluid change took care of it. 
Jan 2014

142000 mi

US $1300
rebuild required 
Apr 2015

155300 mi

US $150
standard maintenance 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Oregon, United States
Jul 2008 - Oct 2010
Apr 2010

117000 mi

US $400
Water pump. 
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 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 North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2016
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 
Apr 2016

186000 mi

US $300
Replace rear brake pads 
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 - Jun 2016
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 New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

115000 mi

US $325
Minor EVAP leak. Fuel sensor was broken and had to be replaced. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2016
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. 
Nov 2015

235300 mi

US $354
Installed 4 Monroe Reflex SHOCKS at 233,829 on 11/19/15 
Feb 2016

240300 mi

US $230
Replaced ABS Brakes MODULE at 240,269 on 02/25/16 
Apr 2016

243700 mi

US $107
GM 12597567 Evaporator Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve at 224,124 on 04/06/16. This was second time. Previous was at 186,885 on 04/02/13. 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

285-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

148000 mi

US $1500
3rd gear failure.. if you lose 3rd gear you have lost over drive as well.. mechanic tells me known weakness in Tahoe although engine is extremely solid 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Suburban in Oregon, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

144000 mi

US $250
Bad hose 
Chevrolet Suburban in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Jul 2011

90000 mi

US $1
A/C compressor failed 
Feb 2012

98000 mi

US $2600

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
May 2015

183700 mi

US $350
Rear pads and rotors 
Sep 2015

188000 mi

US $400
check engine light was on. bad noc sensor had 2 new sensors and wiring harness installed. check engine light cleared 
Apr 2016

199000 mi

US $400
Front right wheel bearing Heat shield on muffler cracked 
Aug 2016

203700 mi

US $745
Rear rotors rotted out brake pads worn out 

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Suburban in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

67000 mi

US $540
Stability sensor went off. Front driver's side wheel bearing bad. Replaced that. had alignment done as well. 
Aug 2012

71700 mi

US $540
Drivers' side wheel bearing shelled apart. Replaced with Moog aftermarket assembly. Had alignment done, too. 
Sep 2012

74000 mi

US $330
Bad window regulator. Replaced 
Chevrolet Suburban in Alaska, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

175000 mi

US $1800
Tranny rebuild 
Aug 2015

175000 mi

US $1300
All Upper & lower ball joints, idler & pitman arms. 
Oct 2015

176000 mi

US $802
Diagnosed & replaced intake manifold gasket. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Delaware, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2008
May 2007

45000 mi

US $270
Replace intermediate steering shaft with 3rd after 2nd one had been replaced under warranty at 20k miles and the steering was clunking and rattling horribly once again. 

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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 Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

173000 mi

US $200
Rear hvac blend door actustor failed. Replaced door actuator and control module. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

62000 mi
Surface rust on bumpers, elsewhere, when sold. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Minnesota, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

114000 mi

US $1100
Corrosion on lift gate 
Chevrolet Suburban in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
Nov 2010

165000 mi
Sold with one tire pressure sensor unrepaired. 
Chevrolet Suburban in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2013
Apr 2011

109000 mi

US $2950
Replaced (4wd) transfer case $1950.00. Also replaced noisy bearings in front differential. $1000.00. The transfer case had a pin hole and was leaking fluid. This is a common problem with high mileage transfer cases on many full size GM truc 
Oct 2012

121000 mi

US $189
Rear brake pads replaced and rear rotors resurfaced. The front pad are still the original. The rear pad, which were replaced were the original pads. This is the highest mileage I got on a set of original pads. 
Nov 2013

130000 mi

US $3450
Transmission replaced with factory certified re- manufactured transmission at Chevrolet dealer. Also replaced Front Tie-Rod and (1) boot on front drive train. 
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 
Chevrolet Suburban in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2012
Jul 2012

100000 mi

US $500
Replaced components that distribute cold air into various parts of the cabin 
Chevrolet Suburban in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

217000 mi

US $450
Replaced shock absorbers 
Nov 2013

220000 mi

US $327
Replaced water pump 
Mar 2015

252000 mi

US $432
Temperature control actuator had to be replaced. Even though the driver side was set to 74 degrees it was blowing out cold air. 
May 2015

255300 mi

US $450
Vent system activator had to be replaced. This is part of the individual climate control system. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

130000 mi

US $350
Replaced water pump due to leakage of coolant. 

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2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

180-horsepower 4.3L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Suburban in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

198000 mi

US $2000
throttle body replaced. didn't fix stalling out problem. alternator replaced, battery replaced. fixed stalling problem, but still doesn't start on the first try. 
Jan 2014

224300 mi

US $400
water pump 
Jun 2014

230000 mi

US $999

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