Chevy makes a lot of cars that fans from around the world love, but, Chevy has also made plenty of mistakes in the past. The Chevy Tahoe is one of Chevy’s best SUVs, and, while the Tahoe is a big, reliable SUV, the 2007 Tahoe wasn’t like that at all. Here’s a look at why the 2007 Chevy Tahoe just wasn’t very good.
The 2007 Chevy Tahoe had the most complaints overall
According to Car Complaints, the 2007 Chevy Tahoe had the most complaints out of all the Tahoe model years. That said, it wasn’t the worst model year that Chevy made of the SUV. Car Complaints said that the worst model year was the 2015 model year. However, while the 2007 Tahoe wasn’t the worst, it was still a bad car overall.
Not only did the 2007 Tahoe have a lot of issues, but it was also part of two massive recall campaigns. Car Complaints said that in 2008 and 2010, the 2007 Tahoe was part of two recall campaigns that involved over 2 million GM cars. Both of these recalls had to do with the windshield technology in GM’s cars. For one reason or another, the technology didn’t work well and could cause a fire.
As a result of those recalls as well as the many issues that the 2007 Tahoe had, Car Complaints gave it the ‘Beware of the Clunker’ badge.
The most expensive issues on the 2007 Tahoe
Car Complaints said that two of the most expensive and severe issues on the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe had to do with its engine. With an average of about 80,000 miles on the odometer, many 2007 Chevy Tahoe owners reported that their car’s engine started having a knocking or pinging noise. This is a fairly common issue, according to owners on Car Complaints, but fixing it is extremely expensive. It required a brand-new engine, which, on average, cost about $3,300.
The other common engine-related issue on the 2007 Tahoe had to do with its low oil pressure. The average mileage on these Tahoes was pretty high as these complaints came in when their owners had about 100,000 miles on the odometer. That said, this was not just a common problem and an expensive problem, but it was also a frequent problem too. On average, it cost owners about $2,400 to fix this low oil pressure problem.
However, owners reported fixing this issue with different methods. Some had to do an annoying trick such as adding oil every 1,000 miles, and other owners had to get their engine replaced entirely. Obviously, replacing the engine is far more expensive than the other options.
The most severe issue on the 2007 Chevy Tahoe
Engine issues can be pretty severe and extremely costly to fix, but Car Complaints said that there’s another issue with the 2007 Chevy Tahoe that’s more severe and more common than those engine issues. That issue had to do with the car’s dashboard getting cracked. This may seem like nothing, but there are good reasons why Car Complaints said that this was the worst issue overall.
These cracks were happening with relatively used cars, as the average mileage was about 70,000 miles. And, these cracks weren’t expensive to fix, as the average repair price was about $210. That said, these cracks were extremely common, according to 2007 Tahoe owners. One owner even complained that “GM refuses to do anything” about these cracks.
These cracks aren’t tiny cracks either. Owners reported their dashboard cracking from end to end, and each crack being pretty big. The troubling thing, though, is the fact that sometimes, these cracks would appear over the front of the airbags. For these reasons and more, Car Complaints said that this was a “pretty bad” issue.