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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 272006

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


(1) 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. 119,000 miles, 95% interstate. Vehicle does not tow, go off road, or engage in other activities which would increase the stress on the drive train beyond normal wear and tear. Transmission has received regular maintenance per the manufacturers recommendations. (2) part failed during merge onto highway from complete stop. Failure resulted in a power loss to vehicle, making acceleration very difficult and maximizing vehicle speed at 35 mph. Traffic behind vehicle had to significantly slow down to avoid accident. (3) dealer replaced torque converter and immediately shipped part off site before request for returned part. Dealer claims customer abuse.

- Stoughton, WI, USA

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