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CarComplaints.com Notes: It didn't take long for the cladding to fade, discolor, and in some cases crack. Cladding is the protective plastic piece that runs along the outside of vehicles, and exposure to both heat and UV rays give the Avalanche's cladding a chalky, faded appearance.

Owners have said the problem is especially bad on the panels near the cargo bed. Eventually, GM agreed to a one-time treatment of ArmorDillo, a protective treatment similar to what you find in any auto shop. Unfortunately, that would only help for 6 months (on average).

Eventually, GM offered another coating solution for owners within the 3 year / 36,000 mile original warranty under TSB:04-08-111-001C.

2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102011

Avalanche

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated the blower for the climate control malfunctioned. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who stated there was no recall. The contact did not have the blower repaired. The contact stated the air conditioner does not work during hot weather. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Garrettsville, OH, USA

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