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.
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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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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.

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

Ball joints

"worn out"

Edward K., PA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

"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)

"the upper ball joints are PLASTIC and cannot be changed. thus the entire upper A arm assemble must be changed (800.00)"

John B., WI (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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion started leaking bad"

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

"Rack and pinion leaking fluid and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 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)

"I take this vehicle off road and contribute the bearing problem on that."

Stephen A., PA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

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

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)

"Moisture entered under the rear light lens, and obscured the light. The vehicle would not pass inspection and required removal and replacement of the lens."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe)
Gauges

"Indicator for what gear the vehicle is in (P,N,D, etc) went dark, along with dashboard warning area. Apparently a common problem due to a bad solder on a transistor. Dealer said not fixable; replaced entire dashboard unit; cost $600."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3-L V8)
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)
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)
Warning lights

"Same problem as already stated. Warning area on dash went dark."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3-L V8)

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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The dash is cracking and coming apart in multiple areas. The wood look trim is peeling off in multiple locations"

James K., IN (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"exterior door trim on drivers side front door is rusting."

K K., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

"Extra cost blue paint is peeling off of the front fenders and the two back doors. I have spent $960.00 to date to do repainting, and there is still more paint peeling off."

Kenneth O., MD (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Areas of paint gone"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"I described the problem in the previous panel."

K K., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Rust

"exterior door trim on drivers door is rusting significantly. Car has always garaged."

K K., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

"drivers door exterior body trim is rusting from within. Car is used daily and garaged nightly. Vehicle is domiciled in Dallas, TX. Started several years ago and local dealer said it's our problem and refused to address the problem."

K K., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-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

Glass defects

"Rear window defroster connection after new rear window installed fell off, fix and fell off again. Replaced new window fell off again, repaired and finally added an additional holding method."

Thomas P., CT (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)
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)

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

Victor M., FL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The motor went out."

James K., IN (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Tailgate struts did not hold the tailgate up appropriately."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

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

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

"experiencing a squeeking noise in the front of the engine. around the fan belt area."

Steven I., CA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-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)

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

"Totally Stopped working. Replace the part"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe)

"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)

"Most major components failing over time due to ongoing high use by previous owners."

Anonymous, BC (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

"seized drive pully"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Repair lacking adequate equipment, waiting for those upgrades. No charge due to me, warranty."

Anonymous, BC (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4.8-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"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)
Master cylinder

"master cylinder started leaking fluid out the bottom"

Thomas R., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"iNDICATOR LIGHT SAID TO CHECK BRAKES"

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

"Normal wear due for service"

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

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

4WD/AWD components

"front wheel bearings and shaft"

Allan M., MI (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3-L V8)

"4WD locks in by itself, have to stop and toggle dash control button to get it out of 4 WD"

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

"Kept getting service 4 wheel drive on info panel. After spending $1200. at 2 difference dealers, the Chevrolet service replaced the transfer case control module. It took care of the problem"

Kenneth O., MD (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)
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 Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine shut down inexplicably on way to work, had to change Computer board regulating throttle"

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

"The Check engine light came on in 2008 and never went off...Had it resent several times only for it to come back on...I was told it had to do with emissions....So I said F-that paying all that money to have it reset"

Shari L., AL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)
Oil leaks

"the seal in between the engine and the transmission leaks. to repair it, it will be costly because the engine must be dropped and the seal replaced."

Steven I., CA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 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)
Other/unsure

"i just did"

Faith J., IL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"Passenger airbag light came on 3 years ago and every time i call the dealer about the repair card i received from tanaka airbags they keep telling me they dont have the parts. I know that's not the case because they had another recall on other cars and i know they are fixing those i am very unhappy !!!! will NEVER buy a GM car again !!!"

Faith J., IL (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

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

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"replaced to correct check engine light"

Richard N., GA (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

"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)

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)

"Started hearing lifter going bad so i decided to replace engine."

Thomas A., NV (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3-L V8)

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.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"Display goes dark during day where radio and other details are not readable"

Jim B., TX (2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 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

What Owners Say

Coil

"replaced all 8 coils"

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

Engine Cooling

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

Transmission Minor

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

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Recalls
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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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