Just got my 07 LTZ its been in the shop 4xs in 6mths!!! Back-end rebuilt 2xs along with misc fixes. Then replaced the air-ride compressor. Back again for axel, bearings, and alternator. NOW it wont start and I'm being told it could be an "electrical issue". I'm so over this chevy! Thank god I have my lexus to rely on! What sucks is as soon as I get back in the truck, I love it! I feel like I'm in an abusive relationship! Do your homework on this truck for sure!! Don't get suckered by looks and comfort - it will let you down time and time again!!
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
2007 avalance new lifters at 95k. now needs new lifters again. GMC refuses to fix problem. so now i will become a problem for them thru my attorney. oh instead of fixing engine they offered me $1000 of a new vehicle purchase. what a joke. last time i drive a GM product. back to the imports as they last and admit their shortcomings.
50/50 chance once the problems start.
I read so many good things about this vehicle that I wish I would have known the key words to research the bad.
Like "Low Oil - Shut Off Engine" and then the "Traction control off", "Stabilitrak off", "Reduced Engine Power", "High Oil Consumption", threads & threads of people having problems with the same issues and GM is aware of it.
Do your research a little deeper and look up what I mentioned here, then after reading about engine replacements - decide and I wish you the best - I truly do!
Used to love everything about this vehicle - would again if all the problems would stop after having the truck less than 7 months!
Read the threads from your consumers, Chevy Pride is diminishing for many American consumers.
I bought my used 07 Avalanche in 08 with 21K miles for $29K which included the GMPP 5yr/75Kmile extended warrant.
The truck has performed well and I've used the extended warranty on the AC condencer, tailgate handle assembly, replaced the steering wheel (due to unusual wear) and a few other little things.
The ride is amazing, it handles well in snow and it's extremely safe.
I've had a few people run into my truck and while my trucK took very little damage while the other vehicles were destroyed.
I'd rather have a giant tank of a vehile than a little death trap anyday.
Also, with the backup sensors, I can park anywhere and once you learn the size, you can too.
The sheer size of the vehicle, sleek look and I love how other men have major envy when they pull up in a mini-van or cheesy car.
It's huge tonka truck and is the perfect combination of luxury and practicality.
Good power in the engine, reliable as well.
The interior is leather and the Bose sound system rocks!
I also have the 20" rims which make it look great.
If you have 18" rims, it looks silly.
The v8 to V4 on the highway is a great feature as well and I'm looking forward more flexfuel options in the future as gas stations offer them across the country.
Better gas mileage would be my only issue really.
(BUT, this is a huge vehicle, so what do you expect?)
Some people cry about the fading of the plastic on the back of the vehicle, but there is a product by CarWORX called plastic retorer that is wonderful.
It brought back the color 100% without any black dye or paint like all others I've seen on the market.
I found it on ebay and it works perfectly.
I really have no other suggestions.
I only drive this vehicle on the weekends. Other than that it sits in a heated garage. Since it has been out of warranty I have had to install 3 back up sensors, a new drop down harness for the spare tire, a ehab sensor on the engine, a tire sensor, and a harness rubbed on the differential and needed to be repaired. The vehicle has already had three safety recalls. This was a 55000 dollar vehicle. The avalanche was my dream vehicle and I can see why the US is falling behind in car sales.
Love the look and the way it rides.
Take the time and make the vehicle more reliable. I shouldn't have to worry about getting the spare tire down when I need it. Even the manual you deliver with the car states that the tiring "hanging" could be an issue.