The Chevrolet Avalanche is a full-size crew-cab pick-up truck which was manufactured by GM from 2002 to 2013. Although generally liked by its owners, it never generated the same volume as sales as the Chevrolet Silverado, and sales were steadily declining prior to its discontinuation.
The Avalanche was available in three trim levels – the base level LS; mid-level LT and high-end LTZ. It offered a 5.3-liter or 6.0-liter V8 engine with 4 or 6-speed automatic transmission. Marketing for the Avalanche highlighted its unique mid-gate, which could be repositioned to allow for more room in either the cab or the bed, but owners found that feature to be more trouble than it was worth.
Avalanche owners regularly report problems with the rear axle cross pin of the Avalanche and it initiated two recalls of 2011 year vehicles. 2011-2012 Avalanches were also recalled due to a defect with the ignition lock actuator which may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the “Start” position. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists 2007-2013 Avalanche trucks as some of the tens of millions of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall.
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Recent model year Avalanche are experiencing the following defects:
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