The Chevy Avalanche is one slick, innovative truck for someone who sometimes wants the utility of an eight-foot bed and other times needs seating for four, five or even six people. The Avalanche comes in two weight ranges, called 1500 and 2500. The 1500 series is offered in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. It is offered in standard LS and more upmarket LT trim. It is powered by a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 producing 295 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. It is controlled with a 4L60-E four-speed automatic transmission and is rated to tow 8200 pounds with 2WD, 7900 pounds with 4WD. Published payload capacities are 1363 pounds with 2WD, 1349 pounds with 4WD. The unique feature of the Avalanche is the clever Midgate that allows the rear passenger seats to be converted into additional flatbed space. For 2006, the Chevrolet Avalanche sees minimal changes. A tire pressure monitor now comes standard.
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|MPG||14 City / 19 Hwy|
|Transmission||4-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||295 @ 5200 rpm|
ABS brakes automatically sense when a tire has stopped rotating under extreme braking, and will modulate the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate. This increases the vehicles ability to turn while braking.
Stability control automatically senses when the vehicles handling limits have been exceeded and reduces engine power and/or applies select brakes to help prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle.
Front-impact airbags for the driver and passenger have been designed to protect the head during a frontal crash.
The vehicle is equipped with a means of anticipating and/or detecting unwanted vehicle intrusion. The vehicle is equipped with an ignition disable device that will prevent the engine from starting if the correct original manufacturer key is not used.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 07E106000
RECALL DATE: 2007-12-19
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
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