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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

May 192004

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


At 500 miles, my new Avalanche required the crossmember to be changed due to clunks in the column and floorboard during turns, at slow or fast speeds. Again at 9527 miles it required changing again for the same reasons. I had a 2002 Avalanche that GM had to buy back from me due to the same problem but were unable to repair.

- Newnan , GA, USA

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