Common Chevrolet Tahoe Problems and the California Lemon Law

by Aryn Plax

Apr 30, 2021

If your Chevrolet Tahoe has recurring problems that won’t go away, it may be considered a lemon.

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that will not go away, despite a reasonable number of repair attempts by authorized repair facilities. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2013–Present Chevrolet Tahoe, owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Chevrolet Tahoe, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Seat Belt and Airbag Problems

If your Airbag Warning Light illuminates on your dashboard, you may need to check on your airbags and other safety systems.

Chevrolet Tahoe owners and lessees submitted several complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for these systems. Like other Chevrolet models, Tahoe vehicles reportedly may have cracked dashboards near the airbags, which may lead to other airbag problems. In other cases, seat belts failed to latch and airbags failed to deploy during accidents.

Brake Problems

Faulty brakes inhibit your ability to control your Chevrolet Tahoe, making it unsafe to drive.

Commonly reported brake problems include noisy braking, stiff brake pedals, and brake malfunctions.

If you are not careful, these brake problems could lead to brake failure.

If your Chevrolet Tahoe has any of these brake problems, get your brakes inspected by a mechanic.

Engine Problems

If your Check Engine Light illuminates on your dashboard, get your Chevrolet Tahoe’s engine checked out.

Engine problems that could surface in your Chevrolet Tahoe include vibration, revving high, ticking noises, knocking noises, poor acceleration, oil leaks, fuel injector problems and oil pump failures. If you have recurring engine problems despite having received repairs, your Chevrolet Tahoe may be a lemon.

Transmission Problems

Transmission problems are common in lemon law cases. Signs of a bad transmission can include shuddering, jerking, shaking, transmission slips and shifting problems. In particular, Chevrolet Tahoe owners and lessees have reported problems such as transmissions slipping, vehicle lunging while in park, and transmissions not engaging at all. Defective transmissions may also fail outright, leaving you stranded.

If your Chevrolet Tahoe experiences repeated transmission problems that won’t go away, consult a lemon law attorney to discuss your legal options.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Chevrolet Tahoe despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California lemon law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California lemon law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.