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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,863 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche miscellaneous problems

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 212016


  • 92,207 miles


4"takata recall" the contact owns a 2004 Chevy Avalanche with a set of capitol precision trac ll tires on it. While pulling off in the vehicle and driving around 35 mph you could feel the back end shaking and wobbling like the lug nuts were loose. The vehicle was pulled off the road to investigate the shaking issue where was found that the tires tread was separating making humps and waves in the tread. This happened on the highway at 92,207 miles on vehicle and 7, 319 miles on 265/70R17 capitol precision trac ll tires. The vehicle was parked for a few days until getting tires to replace the capitol tires but once the vehicle started moving to take it to the shop to replace the tires the front had started to shake just like the back at 92,221 miles on the vehicle but not as much. Walmart changed the tires and the technician reported the tires were really bad with tread separating from the tire and also that this brand tire were recalled. I have taken these tires back to tire pros where it was purchased and now is awaiting them to send these tires back to the tire company for an investigation of the tire. The recall # is 14T013-8570 if I'm not mistaken.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #3

Feb 062016


  • 130,000 miles
My vehicle has a kelsey hayes ABS module that has already failed twice. First at about 75.000 miles and now at 130.000 miles, always while driving. The module was recalled in 2002 and the manufacturer was given a chance to redesign it, but it is still a bad part. The blogs are full of owners constantly complaining about this. I had to take GM to the mat to replace the first one since the truck was manufactured after the first recall. This time around I didn't have the time or patience to do so an went ahead an replaced it out of my own pocket. Ia M also stuck with this part as it is not replaceable with any other brand. This is a dangerous glitch that needs to be addressed before someone gets badly hurt. In addition to this problem, the location of the unit (outside the vehicle and exposed to all sort of inclement environments) is ridiculous! no clever designer would have chosen this placement.

- Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

problem #2

May 052014


  • 240,000 miles
While driving down the road with the A/C on suddenly the drivers side starts blowing hot air while the passenger side is still blowing cold air. If I put the Avalanche into neutral turn off the engine and re start the engine it will suddenly start blowing cold air again - it is happening quite a bit more frequently and I have read on some Avalanche forums others have had this issue as well. When its 100+ degrees outside the air needs to work the heater I can do without during this time.

- St. George, UT, USA

problem #1

May 012015


  • 73,245 miles
While driving or in park the tachometer sticks as does the speedometer. This has lasted from minutes to days. The vehicle appears to run properly, however, I am very leery of my safety and the safety of my children when they are in control of the vehicle.

- Rockwood, MI, USA

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