The owner of a 2021 Chevy Tahoe was left disappointed after the vehicle was delivered to him with the paint peeling off in certain areas.
According to one of the owner’s social media posts, he took delivery of a brand new Summit White 2021 Chevy Tahoe Z71 on October 31st, 2020. Shortly after on November 9th, 2020, he posted photos showing some of the vehicle’s gloss white paint peeling off near an edge on the full-size SUV’s liftgate and said the paint was “chipping under the rear glass right in between where the plastic Tahoe plate and paint meet.” The photos appear to back this up, showing a small amount of paint chipping/peeling off near the seal on the edge of the window.
All major automakers take quality control within their plants seriously, but small defects like this can still happen when producing vehicles on such a large scale. Thankfully, the dealership corrected the issue for the owner, so they did not have to go to GM directly to try and resolve the problem. It’s not clear which dealership this particular vehicle was purchased from.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe is built at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. This is the only plant where GM’s popular line of full-size SUVs is built, which also includes the Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade as well as GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. The automaker has been running the plant at maximum capacity to help meet the demand for its new line of T1-based full-size SUVs, though COVID-19-related parts shortages have led to some minor production setbacks at the facility.
Pricing for the 2021 Chevy Tahoe starts at $50,295 for the base-model LS. The off-road focused Z71 trim, which includes a unique front fascia treatment, red recovery hooks and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT tires, starts at $60,495.