Car Stall Problems of Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolet Avalanche owners have reported 18 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2014

There is an issue with moisture. First incident occurred in snow. Traveling around 55 mph when I hit a patch of snow on the road and the truck stalled. At that time, I also lost steering ability and braking ability. Truck would not start. Towed to mechanic. Real issue never found. Basically dried out and started again (2) days. Second incident happened during rain. Went through a small puddle at 40 mph and had the same issue. Towed again and started right up the next day. Third incident happened last night, April 25, 2013 while driving home in a driving rain storm. Did not hit any water just stalled on it's own. Again, stalled and would not start. Towed for a third time. Talked to Chevrolet this morning they said there were no recalls for the issue but I have checked online on several different forums and it seem to be a problem for many folks.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 2
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph the vehicle stalled, then automatically restarted. Immediately after teh failure all the warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel and the door locks went haywire. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and left for approximately one month. Within that one month they were unable to reenact the failure or diagnose it. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000. The current mileage was approximately 92,000. Tb.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 3
Failure Date: 12/13/2010

Sometimes my 2002 chevy Avalanche 8. 1 will not start. I lock car again with remote fob, unlock and usually it starts. Sometimes it takes several attempts at locking, unlocking before it will start. Now vehicle stalls with no warning, no power brakes, steering etc. Does this at random speeds without notice or any apparent consistency. This has happened on the freeway at high speeds and is very dangerous. To restart I must try and get pulled over safely, lock and unlock truck with fob and hope it starts. Sometimes will do after once, sometimes after several attempts. Not really sure the fob resetting of security system is the difference or it just happens to start. When are they going to fix this potentially fatal problem???.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 4
Failure Date: 11/01/2010

Truck stalls while driving this is happening more and more.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 5
Failure Date: 07/28/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500. The contact stated the vehicle would stall without warning. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were approximately 59,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 6
Failure Date: 04/14/2009

4 times now my vehicle has stalled with no warning or any indication of anything wrong with the vehicle I. E. Warning codes, lights, or symbols. There has always been plenty of fuel in the tank. It happened to me this morning on the way to work traveling at about 65 mph after finishing a curve in the road. The engine died for about 2-3 seconds and then it restarted by itself. The other day my daughter and I were coming back from the dr. And I had just made a left hand turn from one busy road to another and it completely stalled on me. I had to stop in afternoon traffic and after about a minute and completely turning the key off and putting it into park it finally started. I talked to the service writer at quality chevy and he told me that many of the same trucks have been coming in and having the crank position sensor replaced. I did some research and found that the 2001 silverado's with the 8. 1l engine, same as mine, had a recall for them. On the Avalanche fan club web sight, I found a lot of people on there with the same problem as mine and having the crank position sensor replaced. They all had the same deal, vehicle stalls with no codes. Thanks for your help!.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2008

Vehicle stalls out at any speed and will not restart for several minutes. It is random and does this intermittently and is gradually getting more frequent. Based on our research, we understand that the NHTSA is/was aware of this problem. We will be having the crankshaft sensor replaced. This is a serious safety issue for the driver and for anyone traveling behind the vehicle when it loses power.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 8
Failure Date: 11/06/2007

Intermittent sudden stall. At speed and/or when idling. Causes of breaking and steering. Causes breakdown in traffic lanes of freeway.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 9
Failure Date: 03/24/2007

Stalling out of engine at highway speed. .

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 10
Failure Date: 12/30/2006

My 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche has stalled on me several times and on a number of occasions in heavy traffic. This is a serious safety concern that I need help with. The local Chevrolet dealer says they are not aware of any problem that would cause this.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 11
Failure Date: 10/10/2006

: the contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. After pulling over the side of the road, the vehicle was put in idle and the contact attempted to restart the engine but it would not start. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The contact was told by a friend that they experienced the same problem with their vehicle which was the same make and model. The problem was caused because the camshaft sensor in the ignition malfunctioned. Neither the service dealer nor the manufacturer were contacted.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Avalanche 12
Failure Date: 09/17/2006

There have been several incidents of the stalling of my 8. 1 l equipped Avalanche, mostly at idle, such as at traffic lights, drive thru's, etc. The most recent occurrence was turning in traffic causing me to pull over to the side of the road with the vehicle not running. Several attempts to restart the vehicle worked, but only resulting in the vehicle stalling again, or running till the vehicle was put in drive, which again it stalled. It was several minutes till I was able to keep the vehicle running. The vehicle has always restarted right away without problem, until this last occurrence. I have not informed the dealer as of yet, so no action has been taken regarding this.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 13
Failure Date: 11/01/2005

Consumer 2004 Avalanche sometimes will not start and stalls while driving. ** answer required*** the dealer attempted to solve the problem but failed several times. The consumer's wife experienced this problem while traveling at high speeds, losing the power brakes and power steering. On another incident, the consumer's wife was turning into an intersection with a sufficient amount of time and the vehicle stalled again, nearly causing a serious accident.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 14
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

Vehicle was purchased 1 year ago and continues to stall. It stalls at high speeds. Has taken it to the dealer, he says it is a fuel pump issue, they have replaced the fuel pump, and the problem is still there. Chevrolet says this effects vehicles above 5000 feet. And on hot days. Consumer lives at 6000 feet and vehicle does stall at high speeds.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 15
Failure Date: 12/15/2003

On December 12, 2003 vehicle stalled in the middle of an intersection, resulting in a crash that could have been fatal. Consumer stated, this vehicle had been seven to eight times at dealer with engine and transmission problems. Dealer could not duplicate or correct the problem.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 16
Failure Date: 11/18/2002

Consumer states that when making right turns the vehicle stalls resulting in loss of steering control and brakes. Problem is intermittent but becoming more frequent. Ts.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 17
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

Traveling from texas to florida, vehicle began stalling. At times the vehicle wouldn't shift out of lower gears, at times it wouldn't start, at times it would shut off. Found dealer in florida that changed out a wiring harness in the steering column. The vehicle had less than 30,000 miles at this point. Have also had to have the engine replaced at 50,000 miles. Dealer couldn't figure out why the engine wouldn't work, nor could the dealership repair. Replaced with a new engine and is currently at 30,000 on new engine and problems starting again. This vehicle does not tow or drive off road at any time, there is a defect in this product that needs to be addressed.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 18
Failure Date: 05/15/2002

It stalls when accelerating from a turn. Mostly on right turns as you accelerate out of the turn the vehicle dies. It starts right back up, but it does this intermittently about once a week. The truck has been to two different dealers a total of 5 times for this problem. Neither one can duplicate the problem. It happened again this weekend. I am afraid that my husband or another member of my family is going to get hurt in this truck. I am trying to deal with gm but they are giving me the run around. They can't do anything if they can't duplicate the problem.