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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,152 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012007

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


Noticed clunking in steering, GMC dealer replaced intermediate steering shaft, under warranty at approx. 20,000. Clunking returned again at 40,000 miles, and again replaced intrmediate steering shaft., at the cost of $270. This is a lot to spend every couple of years for a problem that is so well known and documented in Chevy and GMC products of this type (Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon) although it is not suppose to be a "safet issue", it is quite discerning, and I believe GM should provide some type of appopriate action to owners of these vehicles.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082004

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,304 miles
1. loose steering: Inetmediate steering shaft, 2. it has not failed. According to the dealer it was twisted. 3. part was straightened out, and a new replacement part was ordered. As of this writing this is the 2nd time this has happened with the same part. It has be over 30 days.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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