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.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,092 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 072013

Avalanche

  • 92,092 miles

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

The lock on the tailgate became difficult to lock. Then, a week later while driving 35 mph down a city street, the tailgate dropped open. When I tried closing it, the left side would not latch. The tailgate handle was replaced a week later. This was the second time this part was replaced. This same thing happened in 2008 when it was still under warranty.

- Marine City, MI, USA

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