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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,000 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

Aug 252013

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


I had absolutely no warning that my brakes were failing. On a downward slope of road, (old route 23S) in cedar grove, as I was approaching a light with vehicles at a stop. My brakes were giving way and were not allowing me to stop completely. I kept on pumping them in hopes that the hydraulics would kick in; they did not. As I approached the stopped vehicles, I was ready to use my emergency break but the light turned green, I was able to continue with the travel & veered into the intersection's turn to pull over onto the shoulder where I used the emergency brake to stop and called aaa to be towed. My mechanic called me with the 'extensive amount of problems' that my brake lines are enduring. One is busted completed; the others are completely rusted and all need replacement. I have been without a vehicle for 4 days so far and am waiting to see what the true 'damages' are going to be as far as expense. I am happy that I didn't hit any other vehicles or injury anyone. I am disappointed that I had no warning and am now living without my truck and a huge repair bill on my wallet.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

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