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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,500 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.

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052016


  • 84,000 miles


Engine dies, door locks start opening and closing, all dash lights go off, radio goes off, car starts on own 3 to 6 seconds, did this at 60 mph and at 15 mph.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032013

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Especially when ignition key switch is engaged it will stick and cause the starting motor to remain engaged requiring turning the switch back to off position then trying to restart the vehicle. Being careful not to hold the ignition switch key in the position necessary to engage the starter any longer than absolutely necessary to hear the engine fire then returning the key position to the run position seems to prevent the problem.

- Haskell, OK, USA

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