Engine Shut Off Without Warning Problems of Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolet Avalanche owners have reported 9 problems related to engine shut off without warning (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

1 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Tl the contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle began to roll down the street. The contact stopped and shut off the vehicle. Upon restarting the vehicle, the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic, but could not be serviced. The vehicle was then driven to vera Cadillac (300 s university dr, pembroke pines, FL 33025, (954) 998-1684) where the mechanic stated that the contact would have to pay for the repairs. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 156,693.

2 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

The engine shuts off while driving. The vehicle had been idling for several minutes and after pulling out across the highway the engine shut off. After trying for at least 10 minutes it restarted. Thought this was an isolated instance, but has now happened multiple times at various speeds and even when idling at a stop light.

3 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

The first time this happened I was going home from work on the freeway. I was going 65 mph and my engine died I had no power steering and the brake pedal was very hard to push. I was able to put my truck in neutral and restart it. The second time the engine died I was sitting at a red light and it shut off. The third time it happened I was going home from work, just got off the freeway and stopped at the red light. When the light turned green I made a left and was going to the next light to make a right and the engine died. I tried to put the brakes on, but they were very tight and I had no power steering. I had to fight to turn the wheel and just made the turn without hitting the other traffic.

4 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

While driving down the road my 2002 chevy Avalanche 2500 8. 1l engine would shut off. This was happening 4 — 5 times on a daily basis depending on how far I had to drive. The last time this happened I was driving on the highway with my son in the truck and the engine shut down leaving me with limited ability to safely get into the break down lane. Thus is why I ended up getting stuck in the middle of the highway. I had it towed to a dealership whom later replaced my » crankshaft positioning sensor «. This incident occurred on June 13, 2009. I have spoken with several other owners of the same vehicle all of which have had the same issue. From what I understand there was a recall for the same problem ( NHTSA campaign id number: 07v521000 ), with the same motor that was in the 2001 chevy trucks. What is being done about this issue involving the 2002 vehicles?.

5 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. While driving 55 mph, the instrument panel lights flickered on and off then the vehicle shut off. In addition, there was smoke inside the vehicle and fire coming from underneath the dash. The fire department extinguished the fire; however, the fire destroyed the vehicle. As of December 5, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of the fire. The current and failure mileages were 18,000.

6 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

(1) driving drove about 35 mph coming to a stop sign and I had been driving for about three miles. (2) the engine just shut down with no warning. ) about 1 to 2 minutes later the truck started again after several attempts. The problem reoccurred about 3 times since.

7 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

I recently purchased a used 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500hd 4×4 with a 8. 1 litre engine. The vehicle has approximately 51,000 miles on it. The first problem I noticed was that the engine would crank, but it would not start immediately. The next problem I experienced was that the engine shut off while I was driving it. This resulted in loss of power steering and power brakes, but more importantly, I was not able to maintain the posted 55 mph limit, and I had to Dodge traffic while trying to steer my «dead» vehicle onto the shoulder. The vehicle did restart and I was able to resume as before. This has happened to me at least 4 times. Thus far after 3 trips to the dealer, they have not been able to repeat, diagnose, or repair this problem.

8 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

Vehicle began stalling during idle, then stalled while traveling at 50 mph. Engine shuts off without warning. After researching on the chevyavalanchefanclub. Com web site — I found information that others had the same problem. I asked my mechanic to replace the crankshaft position sensor and I have had no problems since.

9 Engine Shut Off Without Warning problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

(1) — normal daily driving conditions (2) — intermittent failure of the crank shaft position sensor. This causes the engine to stall unexpectedly. There is absolutely no warning when the engine shuts down. Lack of starting can be several seconds to five or more minutes while the position sensor cools enough to return to alignment and allow the engine to start. Shut down has occurred several times while in the middle of rush hour traffic. With luck I was not hit during these un-expected shut downs and in most cases was able to either get the engine started again or was able to pull of the road. (3) replacement of the sensor which chevy has since re-engineered from the original design. The old part is not available.