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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,920 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 062015

Avalanche

  • 144,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that when the vehicle was turned off, fuel leaked from the fuel lines and a fuel odor emitted into the vehicle without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the brake pedal became extremely difficult to depress as the ABS warning light illuminated. The contact also mentioned that the seat belts failed to secure and retract properly. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump modular assembly, module kit and fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 06E043000 (fuel system, gasoline), 05V163000 (seat belts), 05V043000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052006

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted into the interior of the vehicle. The contact stated that the ABS warning lamp flashed randomly and the brake pedal became extremely difficult to depress to stop the vehicle. The seat belts failed to work properly to secure and retract. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and the fuel lines were replaced; however, the failure recurred. The dealer replaced the cables associated with the tailgate. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 06E043000 (fuel system, gasoline), 05V163000 (seat belts), 05V043000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 04V129000 (structure). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 8/17/15

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 102009

Avalanche

  • 64,680 miles
I have a 2004 Chevy Avalanche which I bought new that was involved in a T-bone collision at approx. 35 mph across the front end of the vehicle. The air bag did not deploy nor did the shoulder harness latch even though I had my seat belt on. I feel this may be a safety concern so I am making you aware of this.problem since I was injured. The car I hit had pulled out of a shopping center acoss in front of me it was a Chevy cavalier, which I hit on the drivers side between the front and rear wheels.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 092006

Avalanche

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
: the contact stated anytime the rear seat was folded down, the buckles to the rear seat belts fell under the seat and were extremely difficult to retrieve, thus preventing passengers from buckling the safety belts. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined there was nothing that could be done. The manufacturer was contacted, who offered no advice.

- Manahawkin, NJ, USA

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