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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,825 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 022005

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,825 miles


While driving my 2004 chev, Avalanche down a dirt road I experienced a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. As I slowed down the sound got louder and gave a snap sound. I was alble to keep the vehicle on the road, but later learned I was experiencing a cracked alinium rim. We have called the dealer ship as the truck has 17,500 miles on the rim. They need to inspect the old rim to make sure we did not damage it in any way. Why would I ? it is so hard to change a tire on the avalance, not to mention I could have been killed. If the tire passes inspection then we might have a new rim.

- Unity, ME, USA

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