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7.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,300 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Fog lamp condensation --- I did not notice that my 2002 Avalanche was subject to water build up in the fog lamps until it was out of warranty. The dealer said it was out of warranty. I drilled a 1/8" hole with a high speed bit in the lowest part of the plastic lense. Now, although condensation still accumulates on the lense it will eventually run down the lense and out the bottom hole. I was always afraid to turn them on with the bulbs being submerged in water.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152005

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, the front seat back moved on its own. The driver tried to make an adjustment with seat, but it failed to adjust properly. The problem still remains, and the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic advised driver that the seat was operating as designed. The left front seat back cover bolts were loose at the frame. The fog lights contained condensation.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 212004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
Fog lamps fill with condensation and do not dry out.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042003

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had 3 broken brackets on my running lights since I bought my 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche. But since I have 62,000 mile on it it has now become my problem. In order to replace the brackets you have to replace the whole light. Which I have done 6 months after I received the truck for the sum of $70. Now I need to replace both lights for the sum of $100. Apiece. I feel this is a design defect and Chevy should take care of it. Also my check enigine light has been going on once a month for three months and that seems to be my problem to. I bought the truck in worcester mass. And have since moved to Maine and have to travel 300 miles to bring it back to the dealer just to be told by Chevy that it is my problem. I want the consumers to beware that just because you pay $37,000 for a truck doesn't mean that the manufacuter will stick by them.

- Shirley, ME, USA

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