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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,400 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242016


  • 103,000 miles


Brakes failed coming to traffic light. Pedal went to floor. Went half way thru before truck stopped. Inspected and found rear brake steel line had rusted thru and had a hole. Brakes should not rust thru in only ten years,

- Manorville, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 122016


  • 168,000 miles
Suddenly and without any warning the brakes failed while attempting to stop for traffic on the highway. The brake pedal went to the floor and it appeared that all braking had been lost. The car was navigated to the shoulder and the parking brake was used to come to a full stop. If the brake pedal was engaged and the parking brake released, the car would begin to move again. This appeared to indicate any redundancy in the system was absent.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 022016


  • 150,000 miles
Rusted brake lines

- Indianapolis, TN, USA

problem #2

May 122015


  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving approximately 25 mph and coming to a stop, the brake line detached from the vehicle. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 152,000.

- Waterberry , CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 062012

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, she attempted to apply the brakes to avoid crashing into another vehicle but the brakes failed. The contact shifted into a lower gear in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they would cover the repair costs. The failure mileage was 44,000...updated 01/30/13 updated 2/5/2013

- Doyles Town, PA, USA

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