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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 232009


  • 81,000 miles


When driving down a residential street when I felt a large "thump", in checking my rear view mirror, discovered my spare tire laying on the side of the road. Cable mechanism had broken dropping tire to pavement- may be made of same cable as tailgate cable previously recalled. If someone had been behind me it could have been a serious accident.

- Prairie Grove, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
The dealership (tom benson) is claiming that both my mirror distortion and the vibration in the steering wheel are characteristics of the vehicle. Nlm

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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