Common 2002-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche Problems

Some of the worst issues 1st generation Avalanche owners have to deal with.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

1st Generation (2002–2006) Avalanche Key Numbers

  1. 5 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 317 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 64th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.