The Tahoe is a large vehicle and you won't forget it while driving. The 2007 redesign brought improved fit and finish for the interior and better brake pedal feel, but didn't set any new standards among large SUVs. Handling is cumbersome, stopping distances are long and fuel economy, though improved, is poor. However, the highway ride is comfortable.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Engine Cooling
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"The headlights are unbelievably difficult to replace due to poor design"

J R., VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"One headlight burned out and was replaced on a road trip to Yellowstone, the other headlight burned out when we go home and was replaced"

Joseph P., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The DRLs are unbelievably difficult to replace due to poor design"

J R., VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver's heated seat suddenly activated and began to burn my back. Happened twice. Repair shop could not duplicate the problem. On both occasions, turning the engine off and then back on solved the problem"

Joseph P., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"I've replaced 3 sensors. The 4th works off and on. I'm not willing to spend the money to fix it. Doesn't really both me that much"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

"Tire pressure monitor went out shortly after purchase in Dec. 2016. Mechanic said you might as well replace all 4 sensors because they're all about the same age. Price was about $600, so we didn't have it repaired. Tire pressure monitoring isn't that important! I would do it myself, but I can't mount and dismount tires onto the wheels, and that's part of the job"

Kenneth K., FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

"Lower ball joints went out as well as the rod ends. Veh. Is used in street only mainly highway driving"

Thomas R., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"The air suspension pump and shocks at the rear of the car had failed, and a suspension component was broken. Total cost of repairs was about $2500"

Robert K., OH (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"Hoses for the power steering started leaking. Relatively easy and inexpensive fix. No problems since"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"Went out before ball joints"

Thomas R., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Sudden deterioration of front left wheel bearing, resulting in up to two inches of play. Replaced both wheel bearings at the same time"

Craig W., AB (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Experinced water under the mats but could not determine the cause"

Richard D., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

"wind noise and banging in back spare tire assembly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)
Wind noise

"hissing sound from cracking molding"

Ellis E., MD (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8-L V8)

"The wind noise in the cabin made conversation almost impossible"

Richard D., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Mirrors

"Both side view mirrors will not fold in or stick when retracting"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"driver mirror does not work"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Unsure Unsure)

"Mirrors turned down on reverse, will not come back to original location"

Victor M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS Unsure)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Molding was a recal. Got change ,them about 5 or 6 years they star falling off, Chevrolet refuse to replace. The paint stared to peel and fade in surging places"

Victor M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS Unsure)

"Areas of paint gone"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Unsure Unsure)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Wiring harness broke loose and became tangled in the front drive shaft. Had to repair @ dealer"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Shortly after purchase in Dec. 2016 I noticed brake odor from the left rear wheel and discovered it was locked up due to the caliper not releasing upon removing your foot from the brake pedal. It was all because a mechanic had failed to lubricate the slide pins. They were as dry as a bone!"

Kenneth K., FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"An icon appeared on the dash. Computer analysis stated the CC needed replacement. All is well since replacement"

Frank M., IL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"This year the air conditioner ceased working. I have not ye been able to take it in for servicing!"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Unsure)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Leaks and noisy. Both front and rear differentials have had to be worked on"

James B., WI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Roller tappet failed in valve body/cylinder head causing catastrophic engine failure. Body integrity, electronics and all other aspects of drive train still in excellent condition, so replaced damaged engine with new factory engine"

Robert N., GA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 04 2010
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 28 2008
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 08048. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V441000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 857735
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