2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Problems

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft.  Our technicians tell us that you should check with you local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2002-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Questions

Someone told me it is my transfer case. I have around 190k miles on it ... just recently had a new tranny put in. sounds like a propeller winding up when i hit the gas and increase speed. when i take my foot off the gas it winds down. HELP

noise appears to be coming from driveshaft

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Recalls

The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Reviews

I have a 2006 Avalanche that the doors and tailgate keep freezing. If anyone have suggestions please let me know.

Use Mobile 1 synthetic oil, at 119,000 miles low oil pressure sensor light came on, had checked at Auto Zone, said oil clean and levels correct. Recommended purchasing new sensor. Started home and within two miles truck locked up. I had someone's driveway blocked and had to restart engine to move the vehicle. Engine locked up due to oil pump failure and had to be replaced. Now I only get 10...

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