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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche miscellaneous problems

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Onstar system does not have backup battery rendering stolen vehicle recovery inoperative if the vehicle battery is disconnected. Accident assistance is also unavailable if the battery is destroyed/disconnected in a collision because there is no battery backup. This is made even more likely by the vehicle battery being situated at the front of the engine compartment. Roadside assistance through onstar would also not be available in the case of a battery failure because there is no battery backup to power the onstar system.

- Anytown, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
: the contact stated the spare tire release system was dangerous to operate, as the users body was placed into a position that may cause injury. The manufacturer was notified. Updated 12/5/2006 -

- Donnelly, ID, USA

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