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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,667 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192015

Avalanche

  • 38,000 miles

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

Cracks in dash cover around air bag and over instrument cluster. No hard road hits, no junk on the dash. Heard a rattle, looked up there and found the cracks. Thousands of incidents across internet. Seat tracks rough sliding and motor failure. Outside mirror motor failure. I am the only driver and dont move seats much. Lack of use kills motors? rear window leaking water due to plastic frame shrinking, cracking and leaving a gap. Only took the window out once before finding it leaking 2 years later due to the plastic frame shrink and crack. Door handles paint falling off in flakes. Fronts replaced by dealer at 17K. 38K rear handles started doing it. Dealers unwilling to do anything after 36K. 78K on truck now, making last $575 payment this month and truck needs thousands in repairs. I would have thought buying a 45K truck and using it as a family traveler it would be the last one I would have to buy since it is well cared for. These trucks are now know for problems and less appealing. Selling it isn't easy because of these continual issues GM failed to address. The truck was discontinued in 2013 most likely due to mfg defects and complaint ratios. All GM trucks have these issues from 07 through 2013.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

May 072015

Avalanche

  • 60,000 miles
I have the same safety concern many other owners are having. My dashboard is cracked in multiple spots, mainly around the airbag and instrument cluster. I believe this would affect the airbag from deploying properly or send sharp pieces of the dashboard into the cabin if impacted. I have contacted GM several times with zero assistance or concern on their part.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #1

Apr 242015

Avalanche

  • 45,000 miles
Plating on handles is flaking off and is very sharp cutting the fingers some were deep.

- Lexington, OH, USA

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