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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,667 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 282009

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The rear sway bar broke, and wore out the brake line. The vehicle was at the dealer for over a month because the parts were on back order. The GM manufacturer does not want to cover the expense of the repairs. The failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 01/20/10 updated 01/22/10.

- Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #2

Feb 262006

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving over 20mph there was a loud noise coming from the vehicle. As the speed increases or while driving over potholes the noise increases. The independent repair shop determined the noise came from the rear suspension and the driveshaft. No repairs have been made.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 192002

Avalanche 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle's suspension is not adequate for pulling a boat & trailer weighing no more than 3500 lbs with a tongue weight of no more than 300 lbs. Although all info given by Chevrolet says the vehicle will pull 7,100 lbs with a tongue weight of 1,065 lbs. Max. While pulling any boat & trailer (we hooked up several trailers) that fall under these max. Weights, the vehicle violently vibrates at any speed. Dealership hooked same boat & trailer up to comparable Avalanche with same results. Dealership admits the problem is in the suspension, but Chevrolet claims this is not a defect.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

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