Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - DOORS - LATCH
PI-0011A02/01/201110038344Ready06/15/2011
PI-0011A02/01/201110038344Gm: the front or rear door may not open from the inside or outside handle, the door will not unlock with any method. the probably cause an incorrect installation of a handle component. *rm06/15/2011
318905/05/2008PIT3189J10010863Unable to disable auto door locks. this includes 05 chevrolet gmc cadillac full size trucks and utilities. *eh also includes avalance, silverado suburban tahoe; gmc sierra, yukon, denali, yukon xl, denali xl. updated 8/26/08. *pe12/15/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
08/22/201190000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear liftgate failed and he was unable to open it from the interior or exterior. the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was approximately 90,000. the vin was unavailable.
08/22/201190000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear liftgate failed and he was unable to open it from the interior or exterior. the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was approximately 90,000. the vin was unavailable.
08/22/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear lift-gate failed and he was unable to open it from the interior or exterior. the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was approximately 90,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
08/22/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear lift-gate failed and he was unable to open it from the interior or exterior. the vehicle was inspected by an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the door lock actuator failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was approximately 90,000. the vin was unavailable. sm.
08/22/201190000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear hatch door and panel had failed and he was unable to open it from the inside or the out. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the door lock actuator had failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the rear door actuator. the manufacturer has not been contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 90,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
07/19/201185000
 2006 chevy tahoe, rear hatch will not unlock/open. window will not open as well, keyless entry so i have no other options. safety issue as i have 5 children and there is no manual way to open the latch from the outside or inside of vehicle. just spent $400 on a faulty acceleration sensor that went out while driving on the highway. lost power to vehicle on the highway, another safety issue that might need to be investigated.
07/19/201185000
 2006 chevy tahoe, rear hatch will not unlock/open. window will not open as well, keyless entry so i have no other options. safety issue as i have 5 children and there is no manual way to open the latch from the outside or inside of vehicle. just spent $400 on a faulty acceleration sensor that went out while driving on the highway. lost power to vehicle on the highway, another safety issue that might need to be investigated.
07/19/201185000
 2006 chevy tahoe, rear hatch will not unlock/open. window will not open as well, keyless entry so i have no other options. safety issue as i have 5 children and there is no manual way to open the latch from the outside or inside of vehicle. just spent $400 on a faulty acceleration sensor that went out while driving on the highway. lost power to vehicle on the highway, another safety issue that might need to be investigated.
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
07/19/201185000
 2006 chevy tahoe, rear hatch will not unlock/open. window will not open as well, keyless entry so i have no other options. safety issue as i have 5 children and there is no manual way to open the latch from the outside or inside of vehicle. just spent $400 on a faulty acceleration sensor that went out while driving on the highway. lost power to vehicle on the highway, another safety issue that might need to be investigated.
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
06/01/2011107000
 2006 chevy tahoe exit door for 3rd row seating has no manual emergency exit and also has become locked and will not open. repair est. at 600+ dollars but still wil not provide emergency manual exit through this liftgate or window behind 3rd row seat. extremely dangerous for children or disabled needing out incase of emergency. ada should review this problem for disabled needing equiptment and access through this door!
07/01/201183877
 2006 chevrolet tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. the liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. this is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. i read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. i would hate for this to happen to anyone and i hope that you all can look into this. not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. thank you, tangela david mpressinu2@yahoo.com
07/01/201183877
 2006 chevrolet tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. the liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. this is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. i read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. i would hate for this to happen to anyone and i hope that you all can look into this. not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. thank you, tangela david mpressinu2@yahoo.com
07/01/201183877
 2006 chevrolet tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. the liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. this is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. i read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. i would hate for this to happen to anyone and i hope that you all can look into this. not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. thank you, tangela david mpressinu2@yahoo.com
07/01/201183877
 2006 chevrolet tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. the liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. this is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. i read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. i would hate for this to happen to anyone and i hope that you all can look into this. not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. thank you, tangela david mpressinu2@yahoo.com
07/01/201183877
 2006 chevrolet tahoe w/ 3rd row seating. the liftgate lock failed without any indication that it was going out. this is very fearful for our family for which we have small children who may become trapped and unable to escape this vehicle in the event of an accident. i read 11 complaints online from other consumers with this same matter. chevrolet are aware that these complaints are out there and know the risk in which are involved. why should they wait until someone is seriously injured or a death occurs due to a defect on their end. i would hate for this to happen to anyone and i hope that you all can look into this. not to mention that this particular vehicle doesn't have a key entry to unlock it as well. please look into recalling what others have identified as the actuator. thank you, tangela david mpressinu2@yahoo.com
06/01/201176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 76,000. sm.
06/01/201176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 76,000. sm.
06/01/201176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 76,000. sm.
06/01/201176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 76,000. sm.
06/01/201176000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated that the rear windows and rear lift gate would not open. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 76,000. sm.
06/01/201170000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated he was unable to open the rear lift gate automatically or manually. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and noticed that the power lock actuator had failed. the vehicle was repaired. a local mechanic replaced the power lock actuator. the vin information was not available. the failure and the current miles were 70,000.
06/01/201170000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated he was unable to open the rear lift gate automatically or manually. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and noticed that the power lock actuator had failed. the vehicle was repaired. a local mechanic replaced the power lock actuator. the vin information was not available. the failure and the current miles were 70,000.
06/01/201170000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated he was unable to open the rear lift gate automatically or manually. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and noticed that the power lock actuator had failed. the vehicle was repaired. a local mechanic replaced the power lock actuator. the vin information was not available. the failure and the current miles were 70,000.
06/01/201170000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact stated he was unable to open the rear lift gate automatically or manually. the local mechanic inspected the vehicle and found the power lock actuator failed. the vehicle was repaired. the local mechanic replaced the power lock actuator. the vin information was not available. the failure and the current miles was 70,000. li
04/29/201163000
 2006 chevy tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. no manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. from all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. the right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.
04/29/201163000
 2006 chevy tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. no manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. from all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. the right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.
04/29/201163000
 2006 chevy tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. no manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. from all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. the right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.
04/29/201163000
 2006 chevy tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. no manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. from all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. the right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.
04/29/201163000
 2006 chevy tahoe, 63,000 miles, rear liftgate stuck in locked position. no manual way to open, in the event of an accident/emergency you can not exit from the rear seriously increasing the potential time to exit vehicle. from all the blog posts etc... this appears to be a defect in the locking mechanism itself. the right thing to do would be to identify correction and replace before someone is seriously injured or killed-one death would be one too many.
04/24/2011
 2006 chevrolet tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open
04/24/2011
 2006 chevrolet tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open
04/24/2011
 2006 chevrolet tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open
04/24/2011
 2006 chevrolet tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open
04/24/2011
 2006 chevrolet tahoe hatchback & liftgate won't open
12/01/201063800
 Liftgate unlock quit working at around 63000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $125.00 to diagnose problem, $500 to replace the lock actuator, or $200.00 to unlock with no repair to locking mechanism. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle. gm should really aknowledge and address this problem.
12/01/201063800
 Liftgate unlock quit working at around 63000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $125.00 to diagnose problem, $500 to replace the lock actuator, or $200.00 to unlock with no repair to locking mechanism. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle. gm should really aknowledge and address this problem.
12/01/201063800
 Liftgate unlock quit working at around 63000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $125.00 to diagnose problem, $500 to replace the lock actuator, or $200.00 to unlock with no repair to locking mechanism. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle. gm should really aknowledge and address this problem.
12/01/201063800
 Liftgate unlock quit working at around 63000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plastic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $125.00 to diagnose problem, $500 to replace the lock actuator, or $200.00 to unlock with no repair to locking mechanism. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle. gm should really aknowledge and address this problem.
01/20/201175000
 Rear liftgate and window fail to unlock or open with keyless entry fob. there is no way to open or unlock. dealership said it was a failed actuator and almost $600 to replace.
01/20/201175000
 Rear liftgate and window fail to unlock or open with keyless entry fob. there is no way to open or unlock. dealership said it was a failed actuator and almost $600 to replace.
01/20/201175000
 Rear liftgate and window fail to unlock or open with keyless entry fob. there is no way to open or unlock. dealership said it was a failed actuator and almost $600 to replace.
01/20/201175000
 Rear liftgate and window fail to unlock or open with keyless entry fob. there is no way to open or unlock. dealership said it was a failed actuator and almost $600 to replace.
12/30/2010164039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. while the vehicle was parked she noticed the rear latched does not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and advised her that the latch needs replacing. she called the manufacture and was advised there was no recall and referred her to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 164,039 and the current mileage was 165,039. vwb
12/30/2010164039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. while the vehicle was parked she noticed the rear latched does not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and advised her that the latch needs replacing. she called the manufacture and was advised there was no recall and referred her to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 164,039 and the current mileage was 165,039. vwb
12/30/2010164039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. while the vehicle was parked she noticed the rear latched does not work. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. the dealer performed a diagnostic and advised her that the latch needs replacing. she called the manufacture and was advised there was no recall and referred her to the dealer. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure mileage was 164,039 and the current mileage was 165,039. vwb
07/12/2010121000
 Rear liftgate actuator has failed. safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. there are many complaints about this same problem. gm should recall this part asap
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
07/12/2010121000
 Rear liftgate actuator has failed. safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. there are many complaints about this same problem. gm should recall this part asap
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
07/12/2010121000
 Rear liftgate actuator has failed. safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. there are many complaints about this same problem. gm should recall this part asap
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
07/12/2010121000
 Rear liftgate actuator has failed. safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. there are many complaints about this same problem. gm should recall this part asap
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
07/12/2010121000
 Rear liftgate actuator has failed. safety issue with children in rear of vehicle and lack of access. there are many complaints about this same problem. gm should recall this part asap
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
11/26/201072000
 2006 tahoe rear liftgate will not unlock, nor will window open. it doesn't make any noise. there is no key hole to open manuallly. my grandchildren often ride in the rear seats, and they would be trapped in a collision. there is no inside hnadle, either. my sister-in-law has an identical model in which this has also happened. gm should in our estimation, recall and fix this problem. the most efficient fix would be to have key access to unlock.
11/20/201067500
 2006 chevrolet tahoe liftgate lock actuator quit working at around 67000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plactic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $500 to replace the lock actuator. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle.
11/20/201067500
 2006 chevrolet tahoe liftgate lock actuator quit working at around 67000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plactic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $500 to replace the lock actuator. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle.
11/20/201067500
 2006 chevrolet tahoe liftgate lock actuator quit working at around 67000 miles. there is no manual or key operated way to unlock the liftgate. it failed in the locked position which has the potential to trap someone inside in the event of an emergency. the only way to open was to crawl inside the back end of the vehicle, rip the plactic trim panels off that cover the mechanism, and then move the actuator by hand. when i took to the dealer to check out he wanted over $500 to replace the lock actuator. i read numerous other complaints of this problem on this vehicle.
08/09/201066100
 2006 chevy tahoe rear lift gate or window will not unlock to open. can not manually open from inside vehicle due to poor engineering. this is a safety hazard in my opinion. gmc will not accept responsibility for this defect. i searched online and found tons of customers with the same problem in all makes of gm suvs. it is in my opinion this should be a recall safety hazard.
08/09/201066100
 2006 chevy tahoe rear lift gate or window will not unlock to open. can not manually open from inside vehicle due to poor engineering. this is a safety hazard in my opinion. gmc will not accept responsibility for this defect. i searched online and found tons of customers with the same problem in all makes of gm suvs. it is in my opinion this should be a recall safety hazard.
08/09/201066100
 2006 chevy tahoe rear lift gate or window will not unlock to open. can not manually open from inside vehicle due to poor engineering. this is a safety hazard in my opinion. gmc will not accept responsibility for this defect. i searched online and found tons of customers with the same problem in all makes of gm suvs. it is in my opinion this should be a recall safety hazard.
07/19/2009478751
 2006 chevrolet tahoe z71. rear liftgate fails to unlock. keyring and door panel buttons unlock all doors, but rear liftgate remains locked. there is no key hole access on the outside of the liftgate and there is no manual lock release in the vehicle. liftgate panels had to be removed from the inside of the vehicle in order to access the locking mechanism and move the lock to disengage and open the liftgate. further inspection and testing showed that locking motor works to lock the liftgate but the mechanism fails to align properly when attempting to unlock, preventing mechanism from disengaging. *tr
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE - LOCK
06/05/200863000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2006 chevrolet tahoe. the contact could not open the liftgate with the keyless entry remote. there was no keyhole to open the liftgate manually, which he considered to be a safety risk. also, if someone were in the vehicle, there was nothing in the passenger compartment to press to exit from the rear of the vehicle. the dealer stated that the remote needed to be replaced. the current and failure mileages were approximately 63,000.