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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,152 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 #12

Aug 152009

Avalanche

  • 145,000 miles

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

The spare tire retaining cable broke causing a near collision with a motorcycle following, at a safe distance. The spare tire dropped off at highway speed. The entire hoist assembly was replaced and the part is not available. Service manager said he had seen this problem before.

- Reeds Spring, MO, USA

problem #11

May 042004

(reported on)

Avalanche

  • miles
While driving 40 mph consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Consumer inspected the vehicle, and noticed that the spare tire was not in place. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the cable assembly needed to be replaced.

- Holmdel, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 212004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,818 miles
Wrong size spare tire on Avalanche.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 062003

Avalanche

  • miles

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

While driving at normal city speed emergency spare tire fell off on the street. Tire bounced twice and hit another vehicle. Dealer stated this was unusual, never heard such thing.

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

problem #8

Mar 072003

Avalanche

  • miles
At 7,500 miles I had a blow out on the interstate and had to use my spare, then realized it was a smaller size. I drove to my dealership and they gave me a new tire, and said all of these trucks came with a 16 inch spare. I now have 30,000 miles and now need all new tires. I usually get new tires about every 60,000 miles. I went to the dealership to ask why my tires were wearing so bad and they were not willing to help or discuss this issue.

- Leander, TX, USA

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problem #7

Jun 202002

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Spare tire in the vehicle is a different size then the one on vehicle. Tire on vehicle is 17 inches and spare tire is 16 inches. Contacted dealer who is not willing to do anything. Consumer adds owners manual states that mixing tires could cause loss of control while driving. Manufacturer is aware.

- Lakewood, WI, USA

problem #6

Feb 262002

(reported on)

Avalanche

  • miles

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

I have not experienced a tire failure yet, but I have concerns on the spare tire that came with my vehicle. The 4 main tires are Goodyear Wrangler hp 265/70R17 and the spare tire is a Firestone Wilderness AT P265/75R16. The owner's manual specifically states to use same size tires & type of tires. The spare tire should be the same as the premium tire package I upgraded my package to... not a smaller size without any warning of what damage it could do to the vehicle if you used it for an extended period.... I think they should have the same size spare. If not, at least inform you of the potential damage one could do to their vehicle or person. (tiresize: P265/75R16)

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 262002

(reported on)

Avalanche

  • miles
I do not understand why the full size spare is Firestone 265/75R16 vs the four Goodyear tires size 265/70R17. Using different size tires is not recommend in the owners manual so why would they give you a spare that is different from the other tires & do not mention any hazards.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 082002

(reported on)

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
Truck came through with 17"wheels and 17" Goodyear tires, the spare tire is a 16" wheel and 16" Firestone tire. My truck is a 4 wheel drive, if I would have to use this spare, I feel it would be unsafe putting different size wheel and tire on my vehicle, . I have a complaint into the Chevrolet customer service, but they said that they won't do anything about it, that this is the way this vehicle comes through, I was never told this by the dealership, I also complained to them, and they haven't done anything yet. My complaint no. With Chevrolet is (05525998), the person I spoke to was named christine. The telephone no I called was 1-800-222-1020.

- Auburn, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 082002

(reported on)

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
Truck came through with 17"wheels and 17" Goodyear tires, the spare tire is a 16" wheel and 16" Firestone tire. My truck is a 4 wheel drive, if I would have to use this spare, I feel it would be unsafe putting different size wheel and tire on my vehicle, . I have a complaint into the Chevrolet customer service, but they said that they won't do anything about it, that this is the way this vehicle comes through, I was never told this by the dealership, I also complained to them, and they haven't done anything yet. My complaint no. With Chevrolet is (05525998), the person I spoke to was named christine. The telephone no I called was 1-800-222-1020.

- Auburn, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001

Avalanche

  • miles
Four primary tires are 17" inches. However, emergency spare tire is 16" inches. A mechanic informed consumer it would be unsafe for him to operate vehicle using 16" spare tire in combination with a 17" spare tire on same axle. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 202001

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has four Goodyear 17 inch tires, and for the spare tire there is a Firestone 16 inch. Consumer is concerned. Consumer states that GM will not solve the problem.

- De Kalb, TX, USA

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