The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brakes needed to be replaced. The cargo space is also a plus. All of the mechanics stated that the transfer case or transfer box would need to be repaired. Common problems of the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 124 problems have been reported for the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced.
This was during a snowstorm, so driving was cautious anyway. The failure mileage was 85,000. The contact took the vehicle to three independent mechanics for diagnostic testing. After a lot of frustration and anguish of trying to load groceries through the back seat and having to literally go over 3rd row seat to put groceries in cargo area, we thought how awful it would be if we needed to exit out the back door in case of an accident. Heated seats only work when they want to. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The vehicle was taken to three independent mechanics. I thank the stars for the safe conclusion of this unforgettable event esp after driving 500 miles fr Maine to Delaware. With 2 more hours driving mostly highway with little need for braking , the problem worsened to the point that braking was completely unreliable and instrument cluster warnings were triggered. Upon inspection, I found a brake line failure in the frame, due to heavy corrosion. Heater shorted out causing an electrical fire.
Started with a battery light intermittently on, with a good charge on the battery and from the alternator both confirmed with electric meter. Pulled into parking lot, black smoke started pouring out of the vents. For more information, refer to this page:. Tried pumping, and got a 1% resp and went to the floor again. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The consumer stated the emergency brake, did not respond, either. The problem also could be a loose connector or an intermittent short caused by wiring rubbing against other wires or part of the chassis.
The vehicle has no key access on the external portion of the vehicle. Even with an extended warranty we have had to pay a lot of out of pocket expenses for repairs and rental cars. So far, it's been as trouble-free as my last 2 Tahoes were. Or two the front of the car was engulfed in flames. You will need a wiring diagram and possibly a multi-meter to diagnose this problem.
I was told to order it on line I did installed and failed in 11 days. This problem is definitely a safety issue. I no longer trust the vehicle. The Tahoe slowly stopped after pumping the brake pedal, but reluctantly. This occurred on a city street in a 30 mph zone. When he lifted the hood, he discovered brake fluid all over the engine. The truck's interior space is excellent mainly because it does not interfere with my field of vision behind me while I'm driving.
I made a trip fr Maine to Delaware, Sunday Mar 9, 2014. A police report was filed. I had stopped without a problem only seconds before this incident. Very disappointed Chevrolet has done nothing to date to solve this very dangerous problem!! It has been to the dealership for a total of 17 visits and 33 days for the various problems. So far all other gauges are working good. Fire engulfed the whole front of the car into the front seat. The fluid was coming from one of the lines leading fr the B fluid reservoir.
I have read numerous other complaints regarding this identical issue-and am absolutely shocked that this is not a recall issue-a recall needs to be done immediately--before someone becomes trapped in a car accident or vehicle fire. I too have had the tailgate handle issue as well. Are any other systems affected? If it is, your problem is most likely a short to ground, which will cause a current to jump and trip the circuit breaker. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 21 problems. I have done extensive research online and have discovered that many people are having this same issue on 05 and 06 Tahoe, Suburban, Hummer and Yukon which I'm assuming are using the same part. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder and the emergency brake was engaged.