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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 192007

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. The front passenger side window locked in the up position a year after the vehicle was purchased. The failure was repaired. On April 19, 2006, the front driver side window locked in the down position. The contact was given a case number from Chevrolet, however the vehicle was no longer covered under warranty. The windowwas rarely rolled down, and Chevrolet stated that the less the motor was used the faster it can become worn. The contact believed that explanationwas just an excuse. The current and failure mileages were 68,000.

- Cold Brook , NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 172004


  • miles
Pick a problem. Pin from transmission gears were too short from the manufacturer, causing the transmission to not shift properly. This repair was done at 8000 miles. 4 quarts. Low on oil within month of changing. No leaks and no explanation from the dealer as to where the oil went. A/C functioned improperly after truck surged at traffic light. Still no explanation. Remote entry works when it wants to. Interior lights pulse when truck idiling. Heater motor functions according to speed of vehicle, slow when braking and speeds up when accelerating. Drivers power window stopped functioning and started working the evening before taking it to the dealership for repair. Popping noise from exhaust just after starting and shutting off. From inside the vehicle while running I continuously hear cooling fluids flowing. Sometimes the horn does not function while the vehicle is turned off. Braking has always been a problem from day one. Always feels as there isn't enough brake pressure to stop in a normal distance. Along with the remote entry not working the personal presets for driver 1 most of the time do not operate with the remote entry. I have to select driver 1 from the interior to engage settings. Bed plastics are fading. Buttons for radio on the steering wheel and radio are flaking.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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