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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Transmission Problems

695 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban. 80 of these members (11.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 126 transmission repairs to Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburbans--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban repairs by problem area

Chart based on 995 repairs.

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 112 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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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

320-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

43000 mi   Transmission would slip once warmed up going from first to second gear. Clutch assemblies replaced. 
44700   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

43000 mi   Universal joint, rear propeller shaft 

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Engine not specified

53000 mi US $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

103000 mi US $250 Replaced rear axle seals that were leaking.  

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV

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

114000 mi US $800 CV joint was leaking oil. Seal was repaired. 

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

61000 mi US $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

101000 mi US $550 Replaced transmission seals, due to leaking 

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 4-door

8-cylinder hybrid automatic 4WD

61000 mi US $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

97000 mi US $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

114000 mi US $280 Passenger front CV axle replaced because boot was cracked and falling apart. 
119000   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   Right Front CV boot sliced and oil flipping in wheel well. Entire half shaft / CV joint and boot replaced. 

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