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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010


  • miles


When we purchased a 2002 chv Avalanche, it was equipped with onstar. When everything went digital, we were told by the dealer that they did not have a conv kit for our model. Since we travel, what optons D we have of getting onstar to replace our equipment. We have everythin except the phone, I guess.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
At the first of October I received a letter from onstar stating that my service would no longer be available for my 2002 chevorlet Avalanche beginning Jan 2008. Onstar is a safety device on my truck...and was the deciding factor in choosing a GM vehicle. Some other family members have 2003 gmcs and they are repairable but mine is not. I find this hard to believe..they just do not want to pay for it. I have had some trouble with my truck, eg- hardbody fading, would not pass inspection 3 years back B/C emergency brake was recall but the part was redesigned..hmmm, tailgate leaking water, a loud popping noise that took 4 long times at the dealer for them to find, but I can live with all this...but my onstar was a great piece of mind, esp with an illness and now a new baby. I will never purchase a GM again, B/C they have dumped all of us with analog service like a disease...I was told I could trade my truck and onstar would give me an additional year free! big wow...that is an insult. My truck was just paid for in August and in October I find out the big safety device of onstar is over.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

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