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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 092007

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Engine stalled frequently at any speed without noticed. All power steering and power brakes fail when engine stalls, creating a very serious and dangerous emergency situation. Determined to be failed crankshaft position sensor, original sensor has now been replaced by modified new sensor which was put in service in mid model year 2002. Ask GM as to why recall was not put in to place to replace all previous known defective crank shaft position. Why was the crankshaft position sensor modified and replaced in mid year 2002, if there was such a low incidence of failure. I just experienced a $2,500 repair bill due to GM reluctance to fix a "known" potentially fatal flawed part. Thank god my wife doesn't drive my truck, she wouldn't be able to steer or brake the truck to a stop.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #3

Jun 142003

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My complaint is that you do not list the Chevrolet Avalanche in your recall list.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 292002


  • 2,000 miles
Vehicle doesn't come equipped with the door ajar warning feature. Consumer feels this is unsafe, cause while driving with their infant in the back seat, the passenger side door was ajar, and consumer wasn't aware of it. The child could of fell out of the vehicle.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 042002

(reported on)

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
While transporting two kayaks, at 107 lbs., the roof rack pulled loose from the roof. Dealers owners manual says the roof rack is good for 200 lbs. Dealer replaced rack, but would not repair damage to vehicle door when failure occurred.

- Wadsworth, IL, USA

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