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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 212005

Avalanche 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles


I have experienced two separate incidences where upon acceleration the tailgate has dropped causing it to fall extremely hard on the rear bumper. One of the times we were on the freeway with heavy traffic causing us to immediately pull to the side of the road so our luggage did not fall out onto the road which would have caused an accident.

- Corcoran, CA, USA

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