1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.7 from North America
A great vehicle, with few problems in the long run
Service Engine soon light came on two days after owning vehicle. 41,150 miles.
ECM was replaced, along with part of the wiring harness. 44,500 miles.
A/C condenser, and evaporator replaced, along with rear A/C lines at 45,000 miles. This was QUITE expensive.
Locks malfunctioning, passenger door and rear cargo door not unlocking (only in the summer).
Fuel pump replaced today at 53, 987 miles. Great way to spend the last few days before Christmas.
I drive this vehicle at least 50 miles a day to work and back, I don't see the problems daily, or really that close together.
For what the truck is, I really enjoy it for it's purpose, trailering motorcycles, winter fun, and bringing my family safely to their destination.
The body does have some flex, and when you take a sharp turn you feel the draft.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2002
19th May 2003, 22:38
It turns out the reason the rear cargo doors stop locking (in the summer as you said) is terminal corrosion. You can easily just get a piece of sandpaper (very fine grit - 150-200) and polish off any oxidation on the terminals until their shiny again. Look when the doors are open and find the pins that extend out towards the top; these control the locking mechanism. Sand them and the terminals they contact until they're both shiny again and your problem's solved.