1st Generation (1995—1999) Tahoe Problems

This generations ranks 41st out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (24%), steering (12%), and the brakes (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Blown Engine 3 complaints at an average of 123,667 miles in the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.
  2. Intermittent Loss of Steering in Curves 10 complaints at an average of 102,240 miles in the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.
  3. Intake Gasket Failure 6 complaints at an average of 118,167 miles in the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.

What Tahoe Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 1999 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1999 57 3 96 14.93
1998 6 4 29 2.75
1997 8 2 21 2.49
1996 8 5 23 2.12
1995 3 8 22 0.45

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