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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,815 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082006

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles


: the contact stated the oil inside the driver side exterior heated mirror seeped out causing a blur. The dealership determined the mirror needed to be replaced.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

May 262006

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,577 miles
When driving up to a drive-up atm machine, my wife folded the passenger side-view mirror toward her so it would not hit a post. After completing her transaction, she unfolded the mirror to it's regular position, and it broke. The mirror did not fall off, but had to be tied on to the arm, so it wouldn't sit crooked.

- Niagara Falls , NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 212004

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
My complaint is on my 2002 Chevy Avalanche. The drivers side external mirror has been slowly leaking the fluid that is inside of it and now the mirror is so discolored by the problem that it is unusable. The replacement mirror is about $320. The Chevy dealership will not replace it as a defect but want me to pay for it. No damage was the cause of this failure. This truck has never been in any type of accident.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 022003

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The drivers outside mirror is showing double images. Auto-dimming mirror has been replaced by dealer 3 times and still has same problem. Mirror does not show double images if replaced with standard mirror. Mirror was not doing this when purchased new in 8/02.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
The consumer was unable to see out of the side view mirrors when the vehicle was in reverse, he stated there was a blind spot. Notified GM and they refuse to pay for repairs.

- Fostoria, OH, USA

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