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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,252 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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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 162016

Avalanche

  • miles

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

Dashboard is cracked above the speedometer. I have 56000 miles on the vehicle. I owned a 2008 model and had same issue. I thought this was addressed and fixed on newer models. I'm told it'll cost me $1500 to fix. If they aren't going to make this good I'm switching over to Toyota. This vehicle was parked for days when I went to use it noticed the crack. Very dissappointed!

- Elmendorf, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 052015

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
I was driving West on peters rd in middlefield when I hit a patch of black ice putting the truck into a skid which put me in the ditch I hit a mailbox and a culvert (drain pipe) head on tearing up the whole front end of the Avalanche it hit right on the sensors but the air bags never deployed.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #6

Feb 022008

Avalanche

  • miles
I have a 2003 Avalanche and I've notice that other Chevy Avalanche has the same rust on the same place it seem that the back quarter panel is defective and the speedometer too

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Feb 022008

Avalanche

  • miles

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

I have a 2003 Avalanche and I've notice that other Chevy Avalanche has the same rust on the same place it seem that the back quarter panel is defective and the speedometer too

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Sep 262012

Avalanche

  • 114,916 miles
The vehicle was stopped at a 2-way stop. Upon turning right, my foot went from the brake to the gas pedal and got hooked on a piece of metal extending from the arm of the accelerator. This caused my foot to be trapped below the brake pedal but attached to the gas pedal. The vehicle spun back and forth while trying to get my foot off the accelerator. I hit a truck coming from the opposite direction from which I was turning pinning it to the guard rail. Although both trucks had stopped, the tires on my truck were still spinning because my foot was still hooked on the accelerator and wedge below the brake pedal. Only after I turned the key off could I put the truck in park. In order to get out of my truck I had to unlace my shoe and pull my foot out, then pry it off the side of the accelerator, leaving a hole in the side of my shoe.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

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problem #3

Dec 122009

Avalanche

  • 109,097 miles
Speedometergauge stoop working along with the oil pressure gauge tailgate caused a one jeffery L. france sr. To rupture the tendants in his left knee due to the malfuctioning of the cable strapps that hold the tailgate

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 012006

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear window leaked from day 1, reported to dealer, upon lease turn in it was discovered that rubber around window was cracked, they are now charging me for the damage.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 132004

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
When it rains the mid gate area becomes full of water. The water then enters the rear of the vehicle on the driver's side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who retro-fitted the mid gate area. After the dealer serviced it the water came into both sides of the vehicle. Manufacturer offered no solution to this problem.

- Pleasant Valley, NY, USA

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