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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,333 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.

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

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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