2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3 V8 from North America
Very nice truck, but not as good as the older generations
Lifter tap repaired under warranty. Involves removing the cylinder head.
(Out of warranty issues)
Multiple check engine codes requiring attention.
Replaced sway bar links.
Hood and roof faded. Repainted the hood. Never did the roof as it’s not really noticeable due to the vehicle's height.
Tires seem to wear fast even with proper alignment.
Just had to replace the oil pump. The solenoid value was bad. This was a job and a half involving a lot of work and money.
I like this truck. It’s very powerful, smooth, quiet and comfortable. Perfect for road trips and it’s been on quite a few.
Loaded to the max with options and features. Some are unnecessary and annoying.
Steering and braking are very impressive for such a large vehicle.
Just because it looks good doesn’t make it superb. The above issues are uncalled for if you ask me. The “LS” V8 engines should not have these issues after being supposedly tried and true after so many years. I’ve seen the simple good old TBI 350 used in the first generation exceed up to three hundred thousand miles without hardly any major problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2022
19th May 2022, 14:56
The "same" engine today is not the same as the one made 15 years ago. It can actually be the same block, but with many changes around, including at the head. Car makers need to make design changes to improve mpg and overall performance. If you look, engines are getting more and more complex just by the many sensors and hoses around the engine, on top of the internal changes and changes in the engine management. Because of these changes, issues are to be expected even on "proven" engines. It's unfortunate. What is more, these changes are being done by different engineers than the ones who built the original engine. Maybe the graduates are less good than they were in the past. Or maybe the industry has such pressure, the work is being done with less care.