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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 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.

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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092006

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


The speedometer in my 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche quit working. Previously, it had temporarily stuck or hesitated occasionally but then was okay. Now it doesn't work at all. The odometer and all the other gauges/instrument cluster indicators are still working. Obviously, not knowing ones' speed creates a significant safety hazard. In order to correct this failure the dealer stated the instrument cluster gauges would have to be removed and sent to the GM repair/replace facility in Texas. Cost; approximately $400 dollars and take 7-10 days. Since my Avalanche has 42,000 miles this is not covered by the warranty, and is to costly for me to repair at this time.

- Cabot, AR, USA

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