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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,028 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162005

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


I purchased a Chevrolet Avalanche 2003 model in June of 2003. Since my ownership of the vehicle I have had cracking noises come from the car. I have taken it into the dealership on at least 6 different occasions, and they said the problem was with the crossmember. They needed to redrill and tighten the crossmember again. I searched the internet today (2-16-05) and seen at least 20 similar complaints from Chevy Avalanche owners. Models ranging from 2002 up to 2005. Obviously General Motors has made no effort to correct the problem. I feel that this is now a saftey risk as if it comes loose it can injure or kill other people on the road.

- Baldwin Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,955 miles
Air bags do not work. Air bag light comes on. Vehicle is being taken to the manufacturer for investigation and repair. The vehicle had problems with the air conditioning and the power steering made a squealing noise. The running boards fell off of the vehicle. The consumer heard a clunk in the transmission. The 4X4 light comes on intermittently. The consumer stated that there was a fluid leak in the engine. The air bag light comes on intermittently. After 7.5 months of having repairs done on his vehicle the consumer would like to classify it under the lemon law.

- Viola, KS, USA

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