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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,182 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.

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 142005

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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

2002 chey Avalanche, 67,000 miles. Engine stopped while driving on the higway. No engine light or other such warnings. Engine started but stalled 3 more times. After a total of 6 sudden engine stops the dealer replaced the crankshaft position sensor. This seams to be a problem with 02 Avalanche. Pulling out oto a busy freeway and having your engine stop could be disaterous. Also the action does not generate any codes for the dealer to read cause costly troubleshooting.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 082005

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2002 chev. Avalanche, there are problems with the tailgate hinges, and locks, the starps( recall) have been replace. There is a problem with the steering box, makes a thumping noise that can be felt through the steering wheel. My complaint is that people that have same problems with less than 50K miles are having the steering, and locks/hinges repair for free, and I'm being told that because my vehicle has 80K miles I have to pay for these repairs, and if a recall is established they will re-emburse me. If it is dangerous at 50K miles why is not dangerous at 8ok miles.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 272004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,546 miles
Main ignition switch does not always supply power to all electronic equipment. When failure occurs the lights and alarms on the instrument panel do not function and the transmission fails to shift correctly. Switch has to be replaced.

- Rosamond, CA, USA

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