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2007 electrical issues
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- 2007 tahoe's battery died twice this year, it took a charge and started. last week August 13 2010 guages died and rear sensor shut off. Next morning I went to start it but it was dead. I replaced the remote battery because I could not get into car. after getting into car it would not start and alarm would not work. some dash lights and front windows work. Dealer has had the tahoe and cannot figure out issue and had to get a new machine and tech. Next step is to get a tech who designed the electrical system and brain from Detroit. A friend just same issues with a new gto. GM finally gave him his money back. Another friend just told me her new Buick is having the same problems. Question: has anyone had similar issues and what was the outcome?******************************************************************************************************************************************gm tech called me asking for symptoms.they have the car for 9 days but car has been dead for 14. after explaining what happened he told me the following: they replaced the ECM(not covered 3yr warr over) but still does not send signal to the PCM(covered under 5yr warr)** he also asked why the car was not brought in for the battery run down and ECM recall. I told the tech I had no idea there was such a recall. I only knew of the windshield heating and door handle recall. I guess recall letters did not make it out to tahoe owners due to GM possibly filing for bankruptcy and them getting bail out $$. too much going on. 60% of GM is owned by tax payers and canada owns 12%. well, they told me to call back Monday..
     
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NickL11354 on 2010-08-25:
You have a three year old car. Likely is battery and alternator which really is just basic maintenance.
spiderman2 on 2010-08-25:
Don't be so sure Nick -- I had a blazer that had a ton of electrical issues from the time I bought it until I got rid of it. They couldn't find anything, then they found bare wires. The electrical system would go out at odd times and occasionally the horn would just start blasting. Don't buy a GM if you value your money and your sanity.
MRM on 2010-08-25:
But GM has improved in recent years.
spiderman2 on 2010-08-25:
I'm not willing to waste that much of my money and time again. I wouldn't take one if they were giving them away!
redmx3racer on 2010-08-26:
There is an old fashioned way of getting into a car without using a remote. It's called turning the key in lock. Just a tip. If your battery is dead, your remote (POWER) unlock won't work.

As far as your friend with the "new" GTO who got his $$ back-the last year they made the GTO was 2006.

It sounds like your car hs more issues going on than just a battery/altenator. Main harness perhaps. Good luck.
Starlord on 2010-08-26:
This reminds me of the MG I bought when I was 19. Most British cars have electrical systems and accessories made by Lucas. After owning a British car, I now understand why Lucas is called the Prince of Darkness. :)
azspots on 2010-08-26:
OMG Star - had a MG Midget as my 1st car, what a horrid POS....then, as if that didn't teach me....next was a Triumph Spitfire that completely dropped dead at 60K miles. At least it made it from NY to Arizona and on to San Diego before it completely died. LOL.....hadn't thought about this awful little cars in many years. I'll blame it to my stupidity at 18 & 19 years of age and thinking the cars were "cute".
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Transmission
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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA -- I have 2 Chevy vehicles unfortunately and soon will have none. My first Chevy vehicle was a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71. The transmission went out at 115000 miles. $1450.00 later it was good to go. Have not had any other problems out of it yet. But don't turn to it for dependability either. My other vehicle which is my wife's, is a 2002 Chevy Tahoe Z71. the transmission crapped on us on vacation this weekend in Savannah Ga. We live in Augusta, Ga. The Tahoe only has 72000 miles on it and has lost reverse. The chances of me buying another Chevrolet even with a lifetime warranty bumper to bumper; you would have a better chance of getting a job at Enron then that happening. I mean you would think that Chevrolet would realize that they made a crappy trans. from 99-03 and would be responsible enough to stand behind it and make it right. I mean after all they are the longest lasting most dependable trucks on the road right. well except for this whole transmission thing.

But any ways what do I know I am just a blue collar worker who tries to get by honestly. But that doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere these days so maybe I can just start applying for jobs in the white collar field, and tell them on my resume that I will be the longest lasting most dependable employee in the work force today. And when they find out different they will have to pay me to leave.

Not happy in Ga. Mike Ray
     
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dan gordon on 2008-03-10:
I'm not sure what you'd expect from a mfctr. Getting 72k miles of service seems to be pretty good. What would you expect as a reasonable compromise? Seems like you got many yrs use out of the product. What was your maintenance of the tranys?
Anonymous on 2008-03-10:
I agree with Dan's comment.
mikenga81 on 2008-03-20:
I would expect at least 100,000 miles, or is that too much to ask out of a $49,000.00 vehicle. And also about the tranys maint. I would have to check in my records. Will get back with you on that. It's just funny to me that Japan has this trany thing figured out but we americans just can't hang. If they ever make a toyota suv that offers the space that the tahoe has consider it sold.
mikenga81 on 2008-03-20:
IF YOU FIGURE IT UP 49,000.00 / INTO 73,000 MILES THAT COMES TO $1.48 A MILE SHOOT I WOULD COME OUT A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER JUST RIDING THE BUS. AND BY RIDING THE BUS I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRANY MAINTENANCE, OIL CHANGES, PRICE OF GAS, OR TAGS. GET MY POINT? I DON'T SEE AS TO HOW YOU THINK THAT THIS WAS A GREAT AMOUNT OF SERVICE OUT OF THIS VEHICLE. ME PERSONALLY I THINK IT SUCKS.
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99 Tahoe has problems turning on
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SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA -- I have had my tahoe 1 and 1/2 years. For the last 6 months my car has moments that it will not turn on. Sometimes it turns on fine, but others it turns, but won't start the engine. I have taken it in to several places, including a Chevy dealer, with no results. Does anyone know what is wrong with this car???
     
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Anonymous on 2003-12-16:
You may have a bad wire in the steering column. The next time this problem occurs try moving the steering wheel both clockwise and counter clockwise and if it starts you have your answer
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