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#18 of 161 My 2007 Chevy AVALANCHE
Feb 13, 2008 (8:25 pm)
I have had problems since I bought my AV. Blown transmission at 15,000 miles. Trips to the dealer several times before w/ complaints of slipping transmission and banging into gear. Many other problems as well. Starter doesn't disengage after ignition. Dealer says GM says I have to live with it. Dealing with Chevy to get a new truck. I have lost 14 days with my truck. Dealer very arrogant. Where is the service? brendanfay2001
#19 of 161 07 Chevy Avalance
Mar 06, 2008 (12:30 pm)
I have an 07 Avalance I bought with 9400 miles on it. Between the RPM rage of 1300 and 1600 it shutters or rumbles. I had it to 2 different GM dealers and when they drive it they say something is wrong. So they contact GM and then they come back and say its normal. I have owned all types of cars threw the years and never had one act like this. I dont feel the people they have working at the dealerships know what to do to fix it so they say it's not abnormal.
I am very unhappy with the dealership and GM customer complaint. What really upsets me is you buy a vehical close to home and then get this type of service. Also, when you call GM customer complain you have to speak to someone that cant speak english and you have no idea what they are saying. I have 6 Lemons to put on my Avalanche and going to leave them on and drive through the dealership and my home town.
#20 of 161 New Transmission
May 13, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Have a 2004 Avalanche. Recently the transmission went out. Specifically the D(drive) gear went,I can still go from 1st thru 4th and then to the D(drive). AMCO offered to replace the transmission for $2300. The computer at the dealership said that transmission had nothing wrong with it.
My question is, is there really anything wrong with the transmission or has GM rigged it so their transmissions check out o.k.? Obviously there is something wrong, any advice would be appreciated.
Jun 04, 2008 (2:46 pm)
2 years ago i bought a 05 chevy ava the first thing i did was put some 22'' rims on it ,and by the second week i started noticing this strange hesitation. i was at the stop sign waiting for the green light and when it was time to go, i put my foot on the accelarator then the engine reved up but it took a couple seconds too take off i heard a loud clank then it finally moved .now ive taken it back to the dealer and all they gave was bull and they were only going to take care of it untill it was broken down. Now its done this to me 4 times since the only sense i can make out of it is that the transmission is going out.can anybody tell if this has happen to you i appreciate it.
#22 of 161 Re: need info please [1slickchevy]
Jun 13, 2008 (6:20 am)
I purchased a new Avalanche in '05. The first problem I had was in the steering.
The dealer replaced the steering arm in '06 under warranty. Last year '07, I was on a trip out west pulling a small 10' trailer and the trans. went out. It was 2000mi out of warranty, $2500 to fix it. This winter the tailgate handle broke inside, dealer wants over $300 for a new one, NOT ! I'll use a screwdriver ! Last week I took a trip to Canada pulling a 20' boat and the rear universal joint went out - $200 more. The rear end still makes a noise (clunk)when it's put in gear or sometimes when you take off from a stop. I was told by a friend that the rear universal was under recall, but I can't find anything about it it. I have been a Chevy guy all my life, I have '99 dully FWD pickup, '99 Tahoe (best car I ever had) and the Avalanche. I think I am changing to a Ford guy after this one!
I like the Avalanche allot but it seems to be cheap made. Almost afraid to take it anywhere.
#23 of 161 Re: cc2221 [tapout]
Oct 05, 2008 (6:13 pm)
We had a '07 Avalanche. The transmission lost 2nd and 4th gear; the truck had about 30,000 miles at the time. Dealer wanted to replace the transmission, but GM insisted that they rebuild/repair it - which they finished after about 10 days. They paid for a rental.
Other than that, the vehicle was a good one; not a lemon. Made two trips half-way across the US, and one trip to Georgia. We traded it in April 2008 for a '08 Malibu, mainly because at that time gas was predicted to hit $4 per gallon (which it eventually did.) Because of it's (less than good) milleage, I anticipted the re-sale value of the Avalanche dropping like a stone - and it did; thankfully it dropped after we traded it. I digress. The dealer described the tranny going out as a "freak" manufacturing flaw.
#24 of 161 Re: Symptom? [chadx]
Oct 13, 2008 (9:08 am)
I have a 2004 ave that has had 3 switching devices since i bought it 3 years ago. Its in the shop today getting the 3rd unit installed. This will be the last unit i pay for since i plan on getting rid of this lemon as soon as possible. The sad thing is that I don't go off road, not a heavy driver, and still the problem has happened for the 3rd time. The truck has 80k miles on it, which I had only driven 28k since buying the truck. There have been other issues as well, but the switch selector is the biggest problem. Time to go back to Ford, I guess.
#25 of 161 Re: Symptom? [price6645]
Oct 13, 2008 (12:04 pm)
My 2005 is messing up on the 4WD switches now. Keeps saying (service 4WD) and somtimes the indicator lights don't work, but it works fine. Had my garage check it and change all the oils. He said there was nothing wrong with it. Is this the same switches as yours chadx ?
Wife just told me today, it will not take gas correct when she hits the gas.
What a piece of #$%& !!
#26 of 161 Re: Chevrolet Avalanche: Transmission Problems [talthaus]
Jan 02, 2009 (10:32 pm)
My 07 Avalanche with 12,800 miles just blew the transmission and the dealer trying to say that they won't cover the warranty due to my 22" rims. Any advice on how to fight this would be appreciated.
#27 of 161 Re: Chevrolet Avalanche: Transmission Problems [Jamm3r]
Jan 03, 2009 (4:02 am)
You will have to prove that your aftermarket rims didn't cause the transmission problem. One easy way to do it is to compare the overall height and dimension of aftermarket rim and tire to a Chev 20" rim and tire. If they are the same, your rims didn't cause the problem. If it's taller and/or wider, or perhaps shorter, it threw off the gear ratio putting more stress on the transmission. Good luck.