Chevrolet Avalanche Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Avalanche
Chevrolet Avalanche Problems
The upper dash may crack, most commonly on vehicles in warm climates and exposed to a lot of sunlight. The common repair is to replace the upper instrument trim panel. Information on a technical service bulletin or extended warranty is not available at this time.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
The keyless entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us the key fobs and keyless entry receiver may need to be replaced to correct this fault.
Chevrolet Avalanche Questions
when i got in my truck the abs light and the stabilitrak and traction control light came on. i have a 2 inch lift, 33 inch tires, and a true dual exhaust. could any of these mods be causes to the lights coming on?
what do I need to do
Chevrolet Avalanche Recalls
The ignition switch actuator can bind causing the ignition switch to stick in the "start" position. If this were to occur the actuator can unexpectedly release, cause the ignition switch to snap back into the "Accessory" position. This would cause the engine to turn off with an associated loss of brake and steering power assist. If these conditions were to lead to a crash the airbags may not deploy as expected. Dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing as necessary to correct this concern.
All late model vehicles are equipped with a "Shift interlock" system that prevents vehicles with and automatic transmission from being shifted out of the Park position under certain conditions. Some of these vehicles are being recalled because they may have been assembled with a broken park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear. Failure of these components can allow the shifter to be moved out of the Park position with the ignition key removed or in the off position. This can cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly increasing the risk of injury or a crash. Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary.
The rear axle cross pin may break. The cross pin is an internal component of the rear differential, which is housed in the rear axle assembly. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in loss of control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426A.
Chevrolet Avalanche Reviews
I have cracks in the dashboard and brackets holding dash just worked themselves free.
service air light is on
This is my 3rd. Avalanche.. I do love the utilitarian aspects of the vehicle. I think that's why I keep buying them. So anyhow, The one I just got a 2011 LT 4WD.. It seems to ride a little harder than the first two but NOT as hard as a Silverado. Love the bluetooth and back-up camera so far. I think everyone who owns this vehicle already knows about the blind spot directly behind the thin...