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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082005

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2002 chev. Avalanche, there are problems with the tailgate hinges, and locks, the starps( recall) have been replace. There is a problem with the steering box, makes a thumping noise that can be felt through the steering wheel. My complaint is that people that have same problems with less than 50K miles are having the steering, and locks/hinges repair for free, and I'm being told that because my vehicle has 80K miles I have to pay for these repairs, and if a recall is established they will re-emburse me. If it is dangerous at 50K miles why is not dangerous at 8ok miles.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #1

Jul 282004

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Sudden power steering pump failure after 50,000 miles - this also caused steering box to fail because of filings from pump getting into steering box.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

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