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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,730 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 282014


  • 174,000 miles


There have been continual problems with the engine of my truck and I have found out since buying it there are severe problems with a lot of the engines of the 2007 Avalanche. The mechanic told me when we brought the truck in to find out why the engine had a hesitation in it, that we should hope it was the exhaust system seals needing to be replaced that caused the hesitation because the only other times he had seen this problem it was a manufacturing defect in the 2007 GMC engines that he had seen these problems with alot of the 2007 Chevy and GMC trucks including his own. We also about 2 months after buying the truck noticed that the truck was going through oil very quickly but the mechanic said that the seals weren't leaking so didn't know why we were burning oil so fast. The dash has cracked at the corner of the air bag and if there is an accident it could send shards flying. The drivers door sticks and the stability control go's in and out of working order. The electric mirrors stopped folding in and tilting down and tried to have it fixed but Chevrolet said they wouldn't give the mechanic the code to get into the computer system to fix it and the back up sensor that had stopped working also. We now have to go to a Chevrolet dealership to have it fixed. There have been so many problems with these trucks that Chevrolet hasn't fixed these trucks even used usually cost at least $15000 brand new you could double or triple that price I don't think it's a lot to ask to have a decent engine the other problems I could deal with but the engine problem they should fix

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 222015


  • 178,230 miles
Entered interstate 74 in Indiana, got up to 65 mph and traction control light came on along with the check engine light. Had 30 miles to go to get to destination so kept driving and lights would go off after about 3 minute interval and would come back on. This happened about 8 times during the trip. Finally the lights went off and did not come back on as of yet. My wife and I heard a clunking noise during this period of time. Very concerned that this may happen again when my wife is going to grocery store or any where by herself and get stranded somewhere. She is afraid to drive the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche now.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #6

Oct 092014

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
As I was driving my Avalanche the stability track and traction control turned on my truck reduced power to half and it pulled right. I drove into lots of dirt and my brakes were affected too. I have been having issues with my 2007 avalance stabilitrak traction control turning off intermitingly. I have had my truck to the dealer 3 times on this issue and I am still with the same problem. This started over a year ago and when bringing it in for service there were no codes found for this problem. Today after picking up my truck once again and paying the dealer to replace the remote control door lock receiver being one of the codes showing this did not solve the problem and the part removed was still good. It seems to me that the service dept at the Chevy dealer has no clue on how to solve this problem. Everytime I start my truck even sitting at idle the bell starts chiming and the triangle signand the warning reads service stabilitrak then service traction control (off) activates within a few miniuts. This keeps going on and off as I am driving and when its in the off position the trans shifts gears very hard. Looking trough this forum I can see that this had been a major problem in the past with 2003 and up and there are many people talking aboutthis issue with their trucksbut I have not come across anyone who can give the answer on how to resolve this problem. Dose anyone else have this problem or have heard of this being a problem with an answer.

- Imperial, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222009

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,140 miles


My main concern is the fact that the vehicle burns excessive amounts of oil. I have lodged about five complaints with ourisman rockmont Chevrolet and my concerns remained unadressed. They did, on one occasion, change a gasket cover and oil pan gasket, but the problem persisted. Finally, I was recently told that I needed an oil deflector per a service bulletin and was told it would cost nearly $1,500. Although my concerns were all made during the warranty period, ourisman is attempting to charge me now that my vehicle is outside the warranty. I contacted Chevy customer service but no luck.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 282014

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
I was driving approximately 50 mph when my "stabilitrak off" indicator light popped on followed by "traction control off" and finally "service stabilitrak". this all happened in a matter of 10 seconds so I slowed down and tried to turn in a parking lot but my wheels locked as if I was pressing the brakes although I wasn't. my truck came to a immediate stop by itself. I searched the internet to see what could cause this problem and noticed that this has been happening for the past 10yrs or so on GM vehicles without any specific reason why. This is definitely a safety issue that needs to be addressed.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 042014


  • 125,000 miles
This vehicle has had oil consumption problems since purchased. It runs out of oil 1500 miles after an oil change. Several consumer complaints have proved this is a very common problem and suggested reporting it to the epa. My truck now needs a new engine because of this common defect with the afm and bad lifters in the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. It is completely abnormal for an engine to burn this much oil into the environment. Not to mention the consumers who are now being forced to replace engines due to this problem. It needs to be fixed.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #2

Feb 182013

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 62,456 miles
So I was sitting at a red light, everything was cool.. and when I started to accelerate the truck almost felt like we got rear-ended. Then when I tried to accelerate it felt like it had slipped into neutral. Drive is completely dead, when I put it into drive, I get nothing. So I put it in 1st, and it worked, it went into gear. Then when I started to accelerate it made this horrible scratching/grinding/whining sound. So I can accelerate slowly and switch to 2nd, slowly, and accelerate slowly and switch to 3rd. 3rd feels good when I accelerate but then if I step on it, it slips out of 3rd back to that neutral feeling. If I try to accelerate quickly in 1st and 2nd I get that horrible sound and grinding feel. it is so many people having this same problem over and over. Some say the dealer charge them over $2800 plus to repair others say some dealers fixed the part in the trans called the forward sprag gear and everything was ok. Its crazy that so many people with the same problem. 95 percent of the trucks despite the mileage ( 30, 000 to 93, 000) on her truck did this right after the warranty was up. My truck 07 with only 62, xxx on it trans has now done the same thing as everyone else truck. Someone should force GM to recall these transmission and fix them. Word is they used the same transmission that's in mid size cars and light duty trucks and if so everybody will have issues with a full size truck and a light duty transmission!

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 212006

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 10 miles
The linear position of doors are irregular, the front fender is beyond usual meet. The plastic structure of the back is not in alignment with the body.the rear-view mirror vibrates which is a hazard at night, anyone can mistake the flickering as the cars changing lanes when not the case. Since the doors are not properly aligned the wind, dirt and mist of water, bypasses the weather strip. There is overspray on black exterior paint. Since it was up on a ramp the dealer said the only way I could see the inside or test drive was if I got pre-qualified, that ended up been my sales contract! when the truck was lowered down they gave me the keys at 7pm which was dark in the fall, so it was very difficult to distinguish. Repairs to the fuel pump, distortion of the windshield, the body defects, rear-view mirror, loud squealing brakes, the handles of the doors that has peeled and the steering wheels inner faces has also peeled. The stabilizer light came on when my fuel pump wentout and since then it does not stabilize the chassis when in contact with natural hazards such as rain, sand, S now and any type of uneven terrain. My tire pressure light appears periodically, although my tires are inflated with nitrogen. My right tail-lights linear position is irregular, but normal on the left battery has gone dead on my once for no apparent reason. My gas cap indicator light also comes on periodically and it has been replaced a couple of time. My passenger front doors frame has a malformation where it makes the weather strip seem un even or falling off. A problem that still can't be repaired is the carpet that isn't fitted and is loose.unfortuneately, its very a attractive truck, but the experience has been a nightmare that I still cannot awake from. I want GM to acknowledge the occurring problem & buyback the truck. Complaints began 09/01/06 and has been in the shop for extensive repairs 9 times & spent 60days & counting.

- Indio, CA, USA

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