Print this page Notes: It didn't take long for the cladding to fade, discolor, and in some cases crack. Cladding is the protective plastic piece that runs along the outside of vehicles, and exposure to both heat and UV rays give the Avalanche's cladding a chalky, faded appearance.

Owners have said the problem is especially bad on the panels near the cargo bed. Eventually, GM agreed to a one-time treatment of ArmorDillo, a protective treatment similar to what you find in any auto shop. Unfortunately, that would only help for 6 months (on average).

Eventually, GM offered another coating solution for owners within the 3 year / 36,000 mile original warranty under TSB:04-08-111-001C.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,210 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082007


  • miles


Tread belt separation on wilderness le tires.

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #1

May 202006

Avalanche 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,421 miles
: the contact stated while driving 55 mph on the highway in normal driving conditions, the right rear tire blew without warning. The contact immediately pulled over to inspect the tire and complete tread separation was visible. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection, and the dealer determined the tire blowout was due to possible road hazard not a defect. The contact replaced the tire. The manufacturer was not contacted. The tire was a Firestone wilderness le P265/70/R16 sm/S. updated 06/07/2006. *

- Washington, DC, USA

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