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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,810 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Oct 062003

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 1 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2002 Avalanche failed the state inspection because the emergency brake would not hold. I never use the emergency brake and the inspector said the majority of the avalalache's that he checked have the same problem.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 012002

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
Parking/emergency brake has failed 3 times (pedal is soft, goes to floor, will not hold vehicle). Has been repaired by dealership twice, the second time with supposedly upgraded parts. Complaint pending with a.G.'s office. 8nlm

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The emergency brake release handle is too low to the point where consumer cannot reach brake release handle, consumer has to release brake before getting into vehicle, contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Middlesex, NY, USA

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