The Worst 2007-2013 Avalanche Problems

Cracked Dashboard

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Multiple GM vehicles from the 2007-2014 model years are developing dashboard cracks. One of the most common areas of concern is around the passenger airbag cover, leaving owners wondering about potential safety risks.

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Passlock Security

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One of Chevrolet’s solutions for stopping thieves from driving away with a car is, coincidently, doing the same thing to the actual owner.

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Takata Recalls

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A large number of Chevy vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).

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Excessive Oil Consumption

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Stuck oil control rings, insufficient crankcase seals, and too much oil in the combustion chambers are just a handful of reasons Chevy engines seem to be consuming too much oil.

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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.

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Worst Years

2nd Generation Avalanche in the News

By the Numbers

  1. 7 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 373 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 55th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 80 eligible generations.