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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (15%)

Chart based on 34 repairs.
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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

332-horsepower 6.0L V8 Hybrid 4-speed 2-mode automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Tahoe in Idaho, United States
May 2011 - May 2015
Dec 2012

57000 mi

US $100
OnStar intermittent. Plug was loose. 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
May 2014

42000 mi
Noisy (moaning) rack. Dealer mentioned vehicle is safe to drive. Only remedy would be to change the ($1,200) 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Buzz from dash area when accellerating from a stop on a hill---high torque situation. 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Tahoe in Iowa, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

77500 mi
rear axle leaking 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Wisconsin, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2012

54000 mi
Car had low engine power message. all warning lights flashed. Dealer replaced Throttle position sensor. 
Nov 2014

75300 mi

US $1200
Air shock and compressor 
Chevrolet Tahoe in Illinois, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

88000 mi

US $5
Error code was shown on the DIC stating that the TPMS was bad. The word "suspension" came on on the DIC along with TPMS. Replaced a shock. Replaced daytime driving light. Took about an hour, a PITA. 
Chevrolet Tahoe in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2014
Dec 2012

65000 mi
Driver power door lock actuator 
Dec 2013

88000 mi
Hesitation and throttle issues. Throttle body needed to be replaced. Fuel Pump and pressure sensor going bad causing additional issues with hesitation. fuel pump, and pressure sensor replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Tahoe in Michigan, United States
- Jun 2010
Jun 2010

34000 mi
Everything else, repair 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Suburban in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

105000 mi

US $330
Excessive wear and loosseness in upper front ball joint required replacement of the upper control arm up/down left rear window switch replaced. 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chevrolet Tahoe in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
Apr 2013

50700 mi

US $150
For the second time in a year a window motor broke. 
May 2013

51300 mi

US $350
Rear hatch window will not shut 

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

366-horsepower 6.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Suburban in Arizona, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

61000 mi

US $11
Replaced Brake Light Switch To Fix Cruise Control. Repair Took 15 Minutes. 
Nov 2013

64000 mi

US $170
Battery died, replaced with new. 
Jan 2014

65700 mi

US $230
Replaced emissions solenoid per TSB. Known problem with vehicle. Code P0442 and P0459? 
Sep 2015

83000 mi

US $250
Upper ball joints. 

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

310-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Chevrolet Suburban in Arizona, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
May 2010

17800 mi
Driver door armrest/console buzzing, tech removed and reseated armrest/console. Had tech check transmission not down shifting properly when comeing to a stop. Engine stays reved up for a second or 2. 
Jan 2011

34000 mi
Driver side lumbar support bladder not working. Parts had to be ordered. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Passenger door power lock actuator was operating erratically. Actuator was replaced, door lock funtioning corectly. 

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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

310-horsepower 5.3L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Suburban in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

22000 mi
Cold air leak under glove box, has been in more than once and problem still exists. They have used silicon to seal the airbox under the dash and foam around an outside air intake but its still cold 
Mar 2011

22000 mi
worked on cold air again, the issue has been resolves to my satisfaction, they showed me exactly what was the issue and I believe they have fixed it, gm design issue 
Jul 2011

29000 mi
exhaust leak, clamp replaced 
Sep 2011

32000 mi
Drivers rear door lock actuator was bad, door not locking and unlocking automatically. Dealer replaced under warrenty.  Suburban was also rattling pretty bad under breaking. They reconditioned all four rotors, they paid under warranty which surprised me, but I also think that 30,000 is a bit soon for rotor issues on all 4 wheels. Same visit as door lock. 
May 2012

42300 mi
Drivers side view mirror was broken internally. GM replaced for free even out of warranty. 
Chevrolet Suburban in South Dakota, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

99500 mi

US $234
Replaced front and rear pads and rear rotors. 
Chevrolet Suburban in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

38000 mi
windows are loud when winding down 
Nov 2010

41000 mi
Fixed after 3 trips to the dealer. They replaced the seal around the window and re-greased inner workings good as new now. 

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Repair Histories

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