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Chevrolet Avalanche, Truck
#62 of 88 Starting Over Again....02 Avalanche Owner..I've got some news for you guys.
Aug 06, 2003 (6:11 pm)
i purchased my 02 avalanche Nov 01...it has 50k miles and at 36k miles, i was driving down the road while it was raining and guess what i had 2 inches of water in the passenger area floorboard. to make a long story short...this is a known problem at the chevy corp...after 3 attempts of GO Chevrolet, clinton NC they said, it's a design fault and can't be fixed...on top of that, like one of the other owners, rental car after rental car while they are working on this "AVALEMON"...the rental car, toyota corolla..basic...that just about killed me right there...but this truck is constantly leaking,..thought it was only when the panels are off...but also with the panels on...by the way...all those panels will fade...loose their seal ...etc...so expect the worse with the avalanche...it makes me sick that i paid 18k down on this and now look what i have...also, the dash lights go on and off...well that's a cluster mechansism which costs 262 bucks...with extended warranty you have to pay 100 bucks...i'm like all the resst of you people...love the ride..nothing like it, but the stress of all this is just unreal...well, i've got my 4th and final try to fix monday..and the chev corp will give me the verdict wednesday...according to NC lemon law, they have to buy my truck back...so we'll see...it's SERVICE AFTER THE SELL that kills me...Fleecing of America...Amen, this is one way...Oh also, when it floods, the airbag module goes out...already done that and replaced...so, guess that's about it for now....will keep you posted....
#63 of 88 startin over...
Aug 11, 2003 (8:38 am)
some do get lemons and they come from all manufacturers.
I have had my avy longer than you and have had no problems......none ...nil.......
No leaks.....none dry as a bone.......
no seals coming loose none....
good luck with yours....
there is a TSB about a floor seam not sealed properly....and a hole in rear fenderwells....or something like that....so it may not be a midgate leak...
Aug 24, 2003 (7:14 pm)
I am concerned now about rollover with my AV. The insurance company has upped the cost 80% due to possible rollover problems. Has anyone else faced this or know if this is a real issue? Anyone know of a rollover with this vehicle?
Aug 25, 2003 (12:58 pm)
Upped the insurance compared to what? If it's compared to an older sedan, 80% can make sense. If they raied it 80% in one year of ownership and nothing else changed, I'd call and start asking questions.
The Avalanche is a truck. It is more prone to roll over than, say, a Toyota Corolla. I don't beleive it's more likely to roll over than any other truck. You can check out results of tests at www.nhtsa.dot.gov (http://www.nhtsa.gov/NCAP/Cars/2248.html for the AV) or http://www.highwaysafety.org/.
#66 of 88 Just checking in!
Nov 05, 2003 (10:42 pm)
Hi everyone. Just checking in. I am one of the original members from way back, when this board was started. I bought an 02 Forest Green Z71 in Oct. 01. I kept that until Jan. 03, when I traded in for an 03 Dark Grey Metallic Z71. I just had to take advantage of the incentives and rebates. I'm glad I did. Good to see the board here is still alive.
#67 of 88 Imani
Nov 06, 2003 (11:52 am)
It is here but not very active hehehe
#68 of 88 "it is here but not very active......"
Nov 10, 2003 (6:17 am)
but at least it's civil.