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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 302008


  • 80,000 miles


My 2004 Avalanche speedometer and tachometer read completely inaccurate. Example=shows me going 120mph and 3000M RPM with motor off. I bought the vehicle used from a Chevy dealer and was told it had warranty remaining. When the problem began last year I was told it was not warranted. I lacked the money for the replacement and have been driving it broken. Now I am finding out through other Avalanche owners that it has been being fixed by dealers at no charge as there have been so many problems. I feel this should be a recall. I know my vehicle now has 110,000 miles, but I can document by law enforcement notes on a ticket I received last year that I had the problem about 30,000 miles ago. I feel this should be repaired at no expense to me. They told me when I called that their parts dept had a long waiting list for the replacement panel so you know ?Chevrolet knew they had a widespread problem. Thank you. I hope to hear back from you. Also at about the same time my ABS/brake light started coming on after I drive a few miles. I don't know if it is as common of a problem or related to the instrument panel problem or not.

- Clermont, FL, USA

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