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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Problems and Repair Histories

75 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 33 of these members (44%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 93 repairs to 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

24% of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 93 repairs.

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 50 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.

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 71000    
73700 1300 Rear axle broke and had to be replaced. 
75000 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. 
79000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 132000    
140000 315 REPLACED FAULTY MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR AND MAP SENSOR 
158000 0 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. 
163000 571 Replaced 2 front wheel hub bearings & ABS sensors 
168000 616 New Delco alternator and Delco battery. Able to jump start it. 
184000 307 Replace intake manifold gasket 
185000 77 Replaced purge solenoid valve at 185,247 on 03/01/13 (Evaporative Emission Canister Purge Solenoid Valve / AC Delco Part Number: 214-1105) 
186700 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) 
191700 75 Check ABS ground wire, clean contacts. Replaced Vent Valve in rear at gas tank 
201000  
Chevrolet Tahoe in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 95000    
96000 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. 
111000 100 Tire pressure monitoring sensor went bad in rear right tire. warning light was on. replaced sensor. 
125000 352 Replaced L/F hub bearing assembly Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor went bad 
155000  
Chevrolet Tahoe in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 83000    
87000 130 Hesitation, new fuel filter and air filter, back to normal 
129000 0 small fuild leak in brake line - at power booster 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 80000    
87000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 35340    
43400 344 O2 SENSOR FAILURE-CONFIRMED AFTER CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. 
45260 425 Intermediate steering column replaced. 
 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 99000    
103000 250 Replaced rear axle seals that were leaking.  R&R front and rear bumpers because of corrosion. 
138700 150 Replaced shocks 
156000 140 Hot-Cold Actuator for rear heat 
157000  
Chevrolet Tahoe in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 22000    
24000 0 Coating on upper dash panel flaking off. 
25000 0 Coating on upper dash panel flaking off. Dash replaced 
26000 0 Front end noise. Dealer lubricated ball joints. 
32000 0 Steering shaft replaced due to 'clunk' during suspension motion. Speedometer failed. 
38000 0 Replaced Instrument panel for a second time. 
51000 140 Water pump failed. Drivers heated seat failed.  
60000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 61000    
62000 0 Surface rust on bumpers, elsewhere, when sold. 
Chevrolet Suburban in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 91760    
96720 1600 Transmission had been slipping for the last 2 years and I finally decided to change the transmission. 
104160 100 changed the right side wheel bearing after installation of 22 inch wheels and tires 
106640  

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