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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,100 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 engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 302014


  • 147,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, there was smoke coming from the vehicle and it suddenly caught on fire without warning. The fire department extinguished the fire. The contact did not disclose if a police/fire report was filed or not. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Clintonville, WV, USA

problem #1

May 062010

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 75,200 miles
When taking off from a stop it feels like I am being bumped from behind, or like the engine just dropped out of the vehicle. Very hard shifting between 1st, 2nd and 3rd when vehicle has been driven about 50 miles consecutive. Check engine light is on but will go off intermittently.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

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