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#124 of 159 'lanch tranny woes
Apr 28, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Eddie98, being a 2007 and 57k it should be covered under the powertrain. Mine was and the damage was so severe they replaced the whole trans, converter, and radiator (trans cooler was plugged). I was upset that it happened and I had to pay for a rental car, but it was fixed in 3 days with a rebuilt one. I even got them to replace ujoints, and seals the front axle.
Go to the dealer. They will do right by you. Don't blame the dealer for the engineers errors.
#125 of 159 2005 3/4clucth blown @ 85000 miles
Aug 21, 2012 (4:04 pm)
I bought this truck with 20,000 miles. Regular maintenance, put 32,000 in 4 years, nothing! Easy driving. In the past year, put 30,000 but almost all freeway miles, no towing. Yesterday it just went out, when I'd hit 3rd it would go into neutral. No warning, nothing obvious. I did have trouble getting it into drive on occasions, hard to shift and loud when it moved. I thought these truck were tuff! This truck couldn't have had an easier life. What sucks more is I bought the extended warranty because I bought it used, the date hasn't expired but I've exceeded the miles. It's a joke.
#126 of 159 Re: 2005 Avalanche - Transmission Destroyed [gmcustsvcsarah]
Aug 27, 2012 (2:02 pm)
Does this issuse go along with the 2007 Avalanche aswell?
I've only had mine for only two weeks and same problem just happened to me. Got it right into dealership ASAP
Please tell me theres some solution!
#127 of 159 Re: Avas a Lemon [SanPedroGal]
Aug 27, 2012 (3:00 pm)
Was there any help from dealership or GM on your issue?
#128 of 159 Re: 2005 Avalanche - Transmission Destroyed [gnsofast]
Aug 28, 2012 (7:51 am)
Good morning Eric,
Please keep us updated on the progress at your dealership - our technicians are our eyes and ears into vehicle problems and we rely upon them for a diagnosis. If you would like for us to check into this further, please email us the following information at socialmediagm.com : your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and current mileage, and the name of your dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#129 of 159 TRANSMISSION BLOWS at < 70,000 Mile
Nov 08, 2012 (3:15 pm)
Well Appears GM does not care about its customers. So I no longer care about GM. My 2006 Avalanche just recently had a transmission failure as well, with between 68,000 and 70,000 miles on it. I bought it new in 2006 at that time it only had 164 miles on it. I have kept it in good maintenance and have records on all the up-keep that has been done fot this truck. I will of course replace the transmission - however I will never buy another GM Vehicle for as long as I live and will constantly give that advice to all that I meet.
Good By GM - from a once loyal fan/customer.
#130 of 159 Re: TRANSMISSION BLOWS at < 70,000 Mile [afbuis03]
Nov 09, 2012 (7:07 am)
We're sorry to hear that the transmission failed on your Avalanche. If you were planning on working with a GM dealership to have the replacement put in and wanted for us to check into the situation further, please email us at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#131 of 159 Towing is a sin????
Nov 09, 2012 (7:45 am)
Since I was an early victim (12k miles) of Avalanche transmission failure, I've continued to monitor comments on this thread. One theme in the background seems to surface from time to time...a warranty agent asks the owner 'were you towing with this vehicle?'
If that's a question being asked by GM or Chevy regarding transmission warranty repairs, then it bothers me A LOT. Chevrolet willingly advertises the Avalanche with stated payload and towing capacities; equips most Avalanches with towing packages before shipping to dealers; and installs a transmission selector (at least on my 2010) that includes a button to select TOWING MODE. THIS VEHICLE IS ADVERTISED AS PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT TOWING CAPACITY IN ITS CLASS. So, is the question 'were you towing with this vehicle?' for statistical purposes, or is it being used as a rationale to deny a warranty claim? If it's the latter, then I think I would consult some legal advice.
And in my case, no, I was not towing.
#132 of 159 Re: Towing is a sin???? [69z28]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:40 am)
The Avalanche is a vehicle that is able to tow and there is a section outlining the appropriate procedures and weight limits in the manual (for the 2012 Avalanche Manual, this section begins on page 9-66). How is the transmission repair going on your Avalanche?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#133 of 159 Extremely disappointed in GM!!
Nov 15, 2012 (8:45 am)
We have now fallen victim to the transmission going. Our odometer reads 29857 and we are months outside of our warranty and GM customer service has served worthless for us. They are claiming that we denied a diagnostic warning that we received. I have my email from the night before our truck crapped out that everything checked out great and we had no warning sign or lights that came on just no drive gear. We were quoted $3400 for total cost and then we received a call that they would cover half but then the dealership stated tey quoted us the price with the discount. For a truck that is five years old this is ridiculous to say the least and there are so few miles, rest assure we will be voicing our opinion on the poor quality and lack of customer service. We paid too much for a truck that was not used to tow either that did not meet our expectations at all.