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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

656 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 109 of these members (16.6%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 104 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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

27% of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 857 repairs.

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 37% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 22% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 101 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Tahoe in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 12000    
43000 0 Transmission would slip once warmed up going from first to second gear. Clutch assemblies replaced. 
43000 0 No third gear, rough switching between first and second. Sensor replaced. 
 

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2007 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Chevrolet Suburban in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 5000    
43000 0 Universal joint, rear propeller shaft 
 

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

Chevrolet Tahoe in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 52000    
53000 2900 Something (I can't remember what they called it) broke sending pieces of metal into transmission tearing it apart. Broke down out of town in busy Friday shore traffic. Got towed, thanks to AAA. Rebuilt transmission. 
 

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

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.  
157000  

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Tahoe in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 83000    
114000 800 CV joint was leaking oil. Seal was repaired. 
211000  

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 60000    
61000 800 Right front axle seal. 
 

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 4dr SUV, ext.

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

Chevrolet Suburban in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 84000    
101000 550 Replaced transmission seals, due to leaking 
108000  

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder hybrid automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Suburban in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 60000    
60000 800 4 wheel drive unit failed. 
 

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

Chevrolet Tahoe in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 96000    
97000 1600 Transfer case on my Suburban 2500 split and began to leak fluid under load due to towing. I had the case refilled and coated with silicone. The leak was reduced. I made it home and took the vehicle to my independent mechanic to repair. 
 

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Chevrolet Suburban in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 113000    
114000 280 Passenger front CV axle replaced because boot was cracked and falling apart. 
119000 350 Front driveshaft seals leaking at differential and at transfer case. Both seals replaced. Likely cause was failed U-joint mechanic discovered and both were replaced. 
127000 70 Right Front CV boot sliced and oil flipping in wheel well. Entire half shaft / CV joint and boot replaced. 
 

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