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#48 of 158 Transmition problems 2004 z66
Mar 04, 2010 (6:18 pm)
My 2004 Chevy avalanche z66 was working great today. after driving all day I went to go to the store and the transmiton went to drive on the column but did not engage to move.I checked the fluid that was full and I shut the truck off for 30 minutes then got in and tried again the truck went into gear and drop 100 yards and then stopped driving. I did this again waited 30 minutes started the truck, it went right into gear then drove 1/4 mile and then stopped driving again...could this be an electronic sensor problem ? or do you have any idea what this might be?
#49 of 158 Transmission problems 2004
Mar 21, 2010 (7:19 am)
otownglazier.. My 04 avalanche is doing the exact thing that you said was happening to yours.... perhaps u could give me an idea on what it is?? thanks
#50 of 158 Re: Transmition problems 2004 z66 [otownglazier]
Mar 30, 2010 (10:12 pm)
Did you find out what the problem was...tjis just happen to me and i hate to overpay if it is something electronic or so?
#51 of 158 To Anyone Who Settled w/ GM
Apr 16, 2010 (3:53 am)
To anyone who settled w/ GM for Avalanche Transmission Problems,
PLEASE let me know what settlement you received & if you had to sign any paperwork which said you could not file any complaints against GM w/ your Attorney General's Office and/or pursue GM for any remaining or future repair costs. In addition, what did GM conclude about your claim and what was your initial problem & onset of said problem.
#52 of 158 Re: cc2221 [hunterman4]
Apr 16, 2010 (3:55 am)
It seems you have had some success w/ GM. I noticed you haven't been on the forum in a while, so my hope is you have this set to e-mail you if someone responds. I just posted a message on the board regarding specifics on problems, settlements and communications w/ GM. If you could provide me with additional information on your settlement, I would be very greatful.
#53 of 158 Re: To Anyone Who Settled w/ GM [kato677]
Apr 25, 2010 (5:10 am)
my avalanche is a 2004 w/132,000mi i don't think i qualify for a gm settlement do i ?
#54 of 158 Re: To Anyone Who Settled w/ GM [kato677]
Apr 26, 2010 (5:48 am)
GM agreed to reimburse me for 1/2 of the cost to repair the transmission. The work was done by a private transmission place. I was not required to sign or agree to anything that prohibited me from making any claim against GM, etc. I have no intention of seeking any further compensation from the manufacturer.
#55 of 158 Re: To Anyone Who Settled w/ GM [kato677]
Aug 19, 2010 (12:55 pm)
My transmission just had to be replaced at 195,000. I did not know that there was a problem with GM and their transmissions. Is there a settlement? And if so how can I find out about this? The cost was 3000.00 to replace my transmission.
#56 of 158 Transmission Failure NEW (!) AVALANCHE
Oct 15, 2010 (1:33 pm)
At least mine is a warranty-covered repair. The six-speed automatic in my 2010 Avalanche failed 2 wks ago (10/1) about 1.75 hours from home into a planned 7-hour trip. Just prior to the failure, the transmission felt like it was shuddering during easy acceleration, trying to decide whether to shift or not. Under hard acceleration, no noticeable problems. Ultimately it started decoupling & re-coupling the drivetrain. Traction control, Parking Assist, and other transmission-related features went bezerk with alarms, buzzers, and chattering relays. Spent rest of my day with Mr. Goodwrench before they finally gave me a rental / loaner. LOTS of failure codes in the transmission control module. Diagnosis is new torque converter.
Been 2 weeks since the failure...still waiting on parts. This transmission FAILED AT ONLY 12,665 miles.
I bought this Avalanche NEW on MARCH 6, 2010. Days later, the O2 sensor failed. One week after I got it, the engine started blowing blue smoke at start up. Turns out the GM engine plant put in the wrong lifters causing oil overflow into the intake. Dealer had to order new lifters and replace.
To date, these problems add up to about 4 weeks without the truck, and we'll be well into next week before transmission parts arrive. (I've also had to have a new windshield, but that was a road hazard problem, not GM).
This thing's MSRP sticker was more than my first house. If I ever get it back, it may go up for sale. I've owned GM vehicles since '69. This one might be the last.
#57 of 158 2010 Avalanche Trans
Nov 15, 2010 (9:14 am)
I have a 2010 Avalanche with 6 speed auto trans. I have been having problems with the truck since hitting the 6,000 mile mark. Now have 10,300. The trans gets "hung up" when it really needs to down shift. I have almost been in two major car wrecks when crossing traffic where acceleration from a rolling stop was critical, and the dealer says there is nothing appears to be wrong. My neighbor has the same truck and has noticed the same thing, just not as often.
The dealer has replaced control modules and trans settings, the gas mileage has increased from 13.5 to 14.5 mpg on average. I almost never get above 16.
On a second item, has anyone noticed alot of wind noise around there windsheild above 70 mph and even "buffeting" of the weatherstripping.