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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.

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 092009

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche. The air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, and the front crash sensor was repaired. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on a separate occasion for an identical failure. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 48,000. The current mileage was 56,000. Updated 1/14/10 updated 01/15/10.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

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