Last post on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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#62 of 71 2003 Chevy avalanche, no oil pressure; avalanche = lemon?
Apr 20, 2013 (11:04 am)
#63 of 71 2003 Chevy avalanche, no oil pressure; avalanche = lemon?
Apr 20, 2013 (11:04 am)
My dad bought a 2003 Avalanche that had 111,749. It has been in the shop for the cluster and other things. The vehicle has about 115000km and has no oil pressure. The dealership indicates that it is a rod bearing and the engine needs to be replaced. I understand that the oil was changed at the dealership when it was bought (july 2012). The oil was also changed by the dealership in december to a semi synthetic. So what gives.
#64 of 71 2011 avalanche engine noise
Jun 03, 2013 (4:40 am)
i have a 2011 avalanche with 21,000 miles on and engine is making ticking sounds from passenger side front wheel well area. First trip to dealer month ago said had to make an appointment for couple weeks out , they believed it was a valve spring at that time. followed up with appt. dealer had for three days, follow up calls to dealer think could now be lifter problem may require tear down to find problem. 2days later i got a call to come pick up the truck, im thinking its fixed, find out they did absolutely nothing but run tests that gm required them to do. Guess what cant find anything wrong?, but engine still making noise some times louder than others. They dont denie engine is making noise but nothing shows up on tests.So i guess NOISE is not a proper test?. They asked me to take truckback and drive it, and see if noise gets any worse. The service manager said there were no recalls or bulletins on this problem, but some of the writeups here indicate there is a bulletin on this very issue. Does anyone out there know what the bulletin number is?
#65 of 71 re: Motor trouble [gtrottier109]
Sep 04, 2013 (2:31 pm)
I just had a problem with my 2010 Av, stopped in front of a GM dealer. It was missing and running rough. Dealer has had it for 5 days now and they determined today that #6 cyl lifter was bad and ruined the camshaft as well.
Is this common for the 5.3 engine? I have never had any problems with GM until this happened. I experienced some ticking noise during start up when the veh sit over night. It would stop pretty quick so I didnt think any thing about it. Guess I better pay better attention. Hopefully I will get veh back tomorrow.
#66 of 71 Cracked dash
Sep 04, 2013 (2:37 pm)
My 2010 Av developed a small crack just over the speedometer and progressively got worse. It is now cracked from the window to the speedometer hood. I wrote GM a letter (sent pictures), they contacted me and told me that they would replace the dash but it would cost me $200 because it was out of warranty.... Apparently they have had other issues with the same type of problem. One person at GM said they used the wrong materials in the dash for southern states where it is hotter. I'm in south Texas, its hot here in the summer.
#67 of 71 Re: Cracked dash [jack2330]
Sep 04, 2013 (7:38 pm)
Please let us know if there's anything we can help with during this process. Please keep us posted if you receive your vehicle tomorrow.
GM Customer Care
#68 of 71 Re: Cracked dash [jack2330]
Sep 11, 2013 (10:58 am)
Funny I just got off the phone and GM customer service told me that this is expected in hotter climates. I have a friend who has a silverado and he has the same issue.
This is my second dash. GM told me that they were willing to take off $200.00 for the $850.00 repair. I am going to be contacting BBB because there are so many issues and the company knows about them. I have never had a car or truck do this before. The Rep told me I should have protected the dashboard better.PATHETIC !!
#69 of 71 Re: Cracked dash [tonybeth103]
Sep 11, 2013 (12:45 pm)
I'm sorry that your case wasn't resolved to your satisfaction. If you would like for me to take a second look and see if anything else can be done please let me know. I can be contacted by email at socialmediagm.com [attn Amber].
GM Customer Care
#70 of 71 Re: 2011 avalanche engine noise [buffalobill56]
Oct 21, 2013 (4:38 pm)
Buffalobill, I just had the same problem with my 2011 avalanche with 24000 miles on it. Had the clicking noise and brought it to my dealership. They took the car and replaced all of the lifters. Seems to be running smoothly now. I don't know if they ran any tests, but as soon as the guy heard the noise, he told me it was most likely the lifters.
#71 of 71 2007 Avalanche: LEMON!!!!
Nov 26, 2013 (10:39 am)
68,000 Miles and already had to replace the Transmission at 48,000 miles. Had noticed for the last couple of oil changes that the engine was using oil. Had to add a quart 2-3 times before changes. Then one day....Check engine light came on, then the dash text read "Check Stabiltrak" and Check Traction Control", switching back and forth between these two warning messages. At the same time, the engine began skipping & felt like it was not running on all eight cylinders. And I could feel the upshift and downshift of the transmission while driving at all speeds. I assume the Stabilitrak & Traction Control msgs were just the computer spiking due to the engine failure. I took it to my local mechanic and he told me that there was a known factory defect in the cam shaft of this engine that caused damage to the valves and that the failure was well recognized and documented among auto mechanics
Spoke to the local dealership, and they said that there was a common problem/defect with the engine rings (so not only the cam shaft, but also the rings). They contacted GM to ask if any "assistance" was available. Since my Avalanche has only 68,000 miles, they said they would "participate" in the fix; however, since it is out-of-date warranty, it would still cost me $2700.00. Indeed, not much because my mechanic wanted only $2500 to do the same thing without any "Assistance" from GM!!!! What a crock!!
Engine & Transmission Failure under 68,000 miles.......What a LEMON!!!!