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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy new cheap plastic handle from dealer for $117.00 (1 reports)
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152009

Avalanche 1500 8 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


To replace the cheap plastic handle with another cheap plastic handle that will break again soon im sure, go to your local Chevrolet dealer and pay $117 for the plastic handle and another $125 to have Chevrolet install. To replace yourself, fold down the back seat to climb in the bed (don't forget to turn on the bed light or bring flash light) remove the three hex screws on the inside of tailgate, remove plastic tailgate handle trim and then the handle and replace. Verry aggravating and price of part is "PRICE GOUGING" from Chevrolet,

- , Palmetto, GA, USA

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