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Tahoe and Yukon reliability - better info

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by mkaresh, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now reports absolute repair rates that make the differences between cars much clearer. Results are updated four times a year, so it's possible to report on new models quickly then to track cars closely as they age.

    We already provide some reliability stats on the Tahoe and Yukon, but would like to cover all years from 1995 on. For this, we need more participants. So I'm grateful that the owner of this forum has given me permission to post here. We're linking back from our results pages for the the Tahoe and Yukon.

    Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

    To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Tahoe and Yukon, for free.

    For the details, and to sign up to help out:

    Car reliability research
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  2. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We've updated the results for the Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2007: 58, about average

    2005: 59, about average

    2004: 53, better than average

    2003: 124, about average

    2002: 22, much better than average, does not appear accurate.

    We only had a sufficient sample size for the 2003 and 2007, so those stats are the most accurate. The others are asterisked and only visible to members on the site itself.

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in February and May. If you haven't already signed up to participate, I hope you will. With more participants we could provide full results for all model years from 1995 on.

    Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability comparisons
  3. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    509 owners signed up so far for GM's large SUVs. A very good start, but more remain needed to provide precise results for all years from 1995 on.

    Help us provide the best possible information on your year:

    Car reliability research
  4. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We've updated the results for the Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2008: 76, about average

    2007: 69, about average

    2005: 60, about average

    2004: 81, about average

    2003: 125, worse than average

    2002: 30, much better than average

    Results for 2002 and 2003 do not appear to be accurate.

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants we could provide more precise results for all model years from 1995 on.

    Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability comparisons
  5. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    Just enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

    As always, more participants would be helpful. Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May, with a preview for participants in mid-April.

    Car reliability research
  6. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    Updated stats later this week.
  7. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We've updated the results for the Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2008: 101, worse than average, and than earlier

    2007: 116, worse than average, and than earlier

    2005: 59, about average

    2004: 81, about average

    2003: 115, about average

    2002: 76, better than average

    2001: 194, worse than average, small sample size so less precise

    Everyone who has been helping, thanks, I appreciate it. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants we could provide more precise results for all model years from 1995 on.

    Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability comparisons
  8. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We've updated the results for the Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010.

    Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2008: 119, worse than average

    2007: 118, worse than average

    2005: 67, about average

    2004: 89, about average

    2003: 109, about average

    2002: 94, about average

    2001: 138, about average

    Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants we could provide more precise results for all model years from 1995 on.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up:

    Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability comparisons
  9. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We've updated the results for the Tahoe, Yukon, and Suburban to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2008: 119, worse than average, small sample size

    2007: 117, worse than average

    2005: 86, about average

    2004: 81, about average

    2003: 98, about average

    2002: 100, about average

    2001: 148, about average

    1999: 192, worse than average, very small sample size

    Thank you, once again, everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants we could provide more precise results for all model years from 1995 on.

    To see how competitors compare, and to sign up:

    Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability ratings and comparisons
  10. mkaresh

    mkaresh Rockstar 100 Posts

    We have some new pages that display all reported repairs by problem area:

    2007 Chevrolet Tahoe problem reports

    From this page it's possible to select a different model year or specify a problem area.

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