Nose in the front drivers side around shock area. I have read about defective sun gear in transmission and that they were never taken out of service. Transmission failure on 2002 Tahoe. I turned right on to 95th st heading south. We offer high-strength components that are built for your specific drivetrain.
The service manager stated that this is a common problem with the 4l60e transmissions that are standard equipment in the tahoes. Transmission has to be rebuilt. Automatic Transmission 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10394117 Incident Date: April 1, 2011 Date Added to File: April 4, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Transmission failure on 2002 tahoe. Explained they could not find anything wrong with transmission. Complaint Number: 764919 Incident Date: December 1, 2001 Date Added to File: August 1, 2002 Description of the Complaint: I began noticing that my tahoe was not functioning correctly in late november or early december 2001.
Dealer fixed, but said they paid for it. On several other occassions the vehicle failed to move upon depressing the accelerator, after a few seconds the vehicle would jerk and take off. The same part also broke prior to my owning the vehicle. A week later it has now starting to have a problem with the power sterring. The transmission tech stated that the sun shell gear had worn out and caused the transmission to fail. Fearing for my families safety,I put the car into neutral and pushed the car forward into a driveway to prevent blocking the lane.
I had lost my reverse gear, so I was unable to complete the turn. I don't think this is normal service. I feel this is a problem with their transmission that should be addressed by gm, not the unsuspecting owner. There is a scraping noise that is heard from the rear wheels. The burs were falling off of the valve body and into the transmission fluid causing a blockage which caused the problem. Three times the same part has failed yet my vehicle has little over 55,000 miles on it.
I have contacted the dealership for an appointment, however, the dealership stated that they are only able to fix what chevrolet tells them they can fix when the vehicle is under warrenty. Second failure little over a year later. While I was able to safely exit traffic, no all may be so lucky. It had approximately 40,000 the last time it was repaired. Complaint Number: 10067534 Incident Date: April 20, 2004 Date Added to File: April 20, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Consumer stated transmission failed three times.
Buying a used 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. Return to dealership next day, was told it was pump sticking. It got very frustrating at this point. It got very frustrating at this point. Fourth failure little over 2 years later. They replaced the valve body.
The service manager stated that this is a common problem with the 4l60e transmissions that are standard equipment in the Tahoes. Return to dealership next day, was told it was pump sticking. As it tried, there was a popping sound, the motor rpms increased to red-line, and there was a squealing sound. Complaint Number: 10065689 Incident Date: November 8, 2003 Date Added to File: April 7, 2004 Description of the Complaint: I was stopped at a red light in the afternoon on the day in question. I also found many stories of this failure mode, indicating that this is not an isolated incidence, nor is this a one in a million failure mode. The transmission slipped and the vehicle stopped.
Complaint Number: 10102779 Incident Date: February 9, 2003 Date Added to File: December 12, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Approximately 10k miles on 2002 tahoe, vehicle would not go into reverse, and transmission, failed, was told by dealer that only part of transmission needed fixed. I had lost my reverse gear, so I was unable to complete the turn. Complaint Number: 10016562 Incident Date: April 25, 2003 Date Added to File: April 27, 2003 Description of the Complaint: Transmission problem on my 2002 chevrolet tahoe. The consumer purchased a vehicle that once had a transmission problem, the consumer was told the transmission problem had been fully corrected. I called chevrolet again and they told me to contact a dealership for an evaluation.
Hard to move shift lever thru positions; very stiff. I drove the car for 4 months, putting on ~11,000 miles. So far this has only occurred when I am trying to go from a stop to start, however, I am concerned that the transmission will malfunction when I am driving at highway speed. Since we were about to start down a steep hill, I tried to turn around. Complaint Number: 10122402 Incident Date: May 29, 2005 Date Added to File: May 29, 2005 Description of the Complaint: Hear a klunking noise everytime the transmission shifts, then a whining noise when pressing on the gas, and a noticeable change in the transmission. This was an ongoing problem which had not been resolved. Then you realize you have no reverse.
He also stated that there was no connection between the previous day's service and the transmission failure the following day. Sterring colum making clunking nose, required lube twice. Note: not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. I should have known I was doomed when I purchased my vehicle, it took almost 6 weeks to get and they kept giving me the run around about where it was, they kept telling it had left the factory and was on its way, but always found an excuse, then they said it got pulled off the line for inspection. I also found many stories of this failure mode, indicating that this is not an isolated incidence, nor is this a one in a million failure mode. Problem was definitely transmission related. Problem when shifting from gear to gear in accelerating.