Vehicles Affected: Nearly 392,500 full-size pickup trucks and SUVs, including all four-wheel-drive versions of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, model-year 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs and model-year 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs
The Problem: According to GM, the transfer case may electronically switch to Neutral without input from the driver. If this happens while a vehicle is in motion, no power will go to the wheels. If the vehicle is stopped or parked, it may roll away if the parking brake is not set. The automaker said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.
The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will recalibrate transfer case module software. No notification schedule has been announced.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 and GMC at 866-996-9463 for more info.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.
"The redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe has a refined interior and driving experience, but there's less passenger and cargo room than you might expect in a full-size SUV," said Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. Check out Hanley's review for more.
Cars.com photo by Evan Sears
Chevrolet didn't leave the cargo area untouched when it redesigned its large SUV for 2015. The Tahoe now features flat-folding second and third rows, replacing the 2014 model's third row that required removal for a similar configuration. Also newly available is a power folding option that folds both rows of seats with the press of a button.
The Tahoe takes a hit in overall cargo space, however, as available room shrinks from the 2014 model's 16.9 cubic feet behind the third row to 15.3 cubic feet, and the maximum 108.9 cubic feet in 2014 is now 94.7 cubic feet for 2015. Loading cargo into the Tahoe requires a big lift with a cargo floor that's about 3 feet off the ground — higher than the outgoing Tahoe. See how well an assortment of strollers, luggage and golf bags fit in the 2015 Tahoe, below.
Iron Man has an affinity for Audi. The Avengers are all about Acura. Now, Captain America — the poster boy for Made in the U.S.A. — demonstrates his domestic disposition by pledging allegiance to a brand that's as American as apple pie: Chevrolet. As Marvel Entertainment's latest Avengers-universe entry, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" dominated the box office this past weekend with an April-record-smashing $96 million bow, the bow-tie brand dominated the film's driving scenes.
As we reported during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February, among the most prominently featured vehicles in the Chevy-heavy sequel is the custom black-on-black-on-black Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by actress Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow when she picks up Cap in front of the Capitol. (She's a spy, so obviously a totally bad-ass-looking supercar should help her keep a low profile, right?) Other showcased Chevrolets include the Tahoe SUV, Impala sedan and Silverado pickup truck.
General Motors continues to make recall news this week; yesterday it was new Chevrolet Cruze sedans and older-model Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns, today its new full-size SUVs and pickup trucks. GM is recalling 489,936 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks as well as model-year 2015 Tahoe and Yukon SUVs to fix a faulty transmission oil cooler line.
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Was it that snide babysitter from the new Chevy Tahoe commercial that helped catapult the overhauled SUV to fastest-selling status or just pent up demand from loyal fans?
We may never know, but the SUV sold on average in just seven days in February. Rebates of $1,500 might have also helped there. It's high for an all-new car, and it's the same discount that the previous model had at this time last year.
Winter weather could be another factor as once again SUVs made up a majority of the hottest cars on lots.
If I had to choose one word to describe GM's redesigned full-size SUVs, it would be refinement. From the way they drive to how their interiors are finished, these truck-based SUVs are anything but truck-like.
I traveled to Northern California to spend a day driving the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon on a mix of winding mountain roads, urban freeways and city streets to see how they perform. If they're not already on your local dealer's lot, they should be arriving soon.
The first thing you notice about these SUVs is how quiet they are. It's easy to carry a conversation with front and backseat passengers at highway speeds because wind noise is nearly nonexistent. GM says the SUVs' new inlaid-door design helps keep wind noise low, but noise from other cars and trucks isn't bothersome, either. It's so quiet, in fact, that I was surprised more than once by how fast I was traveling when I glanced down at the speedometer; there's not the kind of ambient noise you normally associate with 55 or 75 mph.
GM has released new EPA fuel economy numbers for its newly refreshed and upgraded Chevrolet and GMC full-size SUVs, and they're leading the segment. The 2015 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL will come standard with the EcoTec3 all-aluminum 5.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks last year. The new engine produces more power and offers better city and highway fuel economy than either of the previous 5.3-liter V-8 engines (LC9 or LMG) it replaces.
According to the press release, the new EPA-rated numbers for the Chevy Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL) are 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for two-wheel-drive models, improving the previous engine's numbers by 7 and 9 percent, respectively. Four-wheel-drive models for both the 2015 Yukon XL and Suburban are 15/22. Shorter wheelbase Tahoe and Yukon models with two-wheel drive have an EPA rating of 16/23, with four-wheel-drive models rated at 16/22.
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