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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,194 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.

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152005

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,389 miles


The contact stated the tailgate when lowered has a two edged hook projection on each side that is sharp. On 7-15-05 his granddaughter jumped off the tailgate and scratched her leg along her thigh; a 8-10"long scratch.

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 142004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The tailgate latches are not working properly, and that is what is causing tailgate to fall down and weakening of those cables.

- Stahlstown, PA, USA

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