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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,861 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 102014

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

Lost complete power of car. Could not steer, or brake. Happened in snow. Since that time it has happened 5 other times. 3 in the last week with the snow and rain. There is a great potential for loss of life. Have researched this for months and there are many Avalanche owner with the same problem.

- Millington, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 092011

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle doors will unlock and lock several times while I'm driving, it will also cause the dashboard, clock-radio and onstar system to flicker off and on. Then it will start to throw error messages on the dashboard about stabilitrak and theft deterrent systems disabled.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #2

May 012014

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 58,231 miles
Vehicle chimes went off, check engine light came on, started displaying stabilitrak disabled, traction control disabled, service stabilitrak, also truck is losing oil without any visible signs of leakage, no oil smell, no oil light displayed.

- Amelia, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182014

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 58,214 miles
Commuting to work approximately 3 miles away from home, traveling in the dark at 7 am, I flipped my high beam headlights on and suddenly all electrical function went out of the automobile (no headlights or electrical instrumentation). This lasted for approximately 1 to 2 seconds and suddenly and all electrical functions was restored. Things after that seemed ok, but about 6 miles down the road the engine "service stabilizer control light appears". I traveled another 11 miles to plainville, and when I arrived the "stabilizer control light went out. I took the vehicle to a mechanic them to evaluate it. After several hours and two diagnostic tests all electrical function reflect normal. The problem could not be isolated or duplicated. I contact General Motors yesterday, to report the serious safety defect and how critical this is and I could have been injured or killed at that speed driving in the dark. I also asked them if they have had similar reportings of this occurrence and received a mixed response. There response was bureaucratic, take it to a Chevrolet dealership. I said no. I am not paying another $150 tell me we cannot find a problem. I kept stressing there is a problem "vehicles suddenly do not just dropped off all electrical power and function and magically just come back on". this is not normal for any vehicle to happen. I also informed them as a courtesy I would speak to them (General Motors) first before I contact this Agency. I also tried to emphasize to them, people should have a direct line of communication to the corporation to report safety and life threatening issues directly. The nature of the response is basically we don't do anything unless we receive information from GM service departments.

- Damar, KS, USA

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