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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: TAILGATE CABLE BREAKAGE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04005

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Tailgate:Latch
    Structure:Body:Tailgate
    Structure:Body:Tailgate:Hinge And Attachments

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: PARKING BRAKE FAILURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP05009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 20, 2005
    • Date Closed: May 31, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Parking Brake
    Parking Brake:Conventional
    Parking Brake:Conventional:Mechanical

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Brake line corrosion failure

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA11001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 05, 2011
    • Date Closed: April 08, 2015
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Brake line corrosion failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 30, 2010
    • Date Closed: January 05, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Hydraulic:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: HYDRAULIC PUMP FAILRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04012

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist
    Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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