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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Failure of front cross member beam, excessive noise(popping and grinding)and premature wear. Failure occured at 25000 miles.per Chevrolet, the perscribed fix is to install hardened washers and grind and polish friction points. This has been done, yet problem continues. Dealer has told me this is common to the vehicle in question but they can do no more as Chevrolet does not have a solution to the problem.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

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