2007 Chevy Avalanche shift indicator out, crusie out, servc

Tiny
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
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I was driving my 2007 avalanche which has no other issues and the indicator under the gear select that shows what gear you are in went out and the cruise control would not respond. Wehn it shifted it was rough from first into second and less with each gear after ( oprobably becasue I was rolling). A check engine indicator did copme on. I was a long ways from home and no servcie available so I drove it home about 200 miles with no other new problems. Next day the problem cleared but took it to dealer. They got in and the servcie traction ligt came on. They said the computer was displaying dozens of codes and I must have a short but could find nothing.

Starts fine and problem comes and goes. Help
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Friday, July 10th, 2009 AT 12:49 PM

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Tiny
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 08V441000 Related Ref Number(s): 08V441000 ARTICLE BEGINNING VEHICLE DESCRIPTION Model(s): 2006 BUICK LUCERNE 2006 CADILLAC DTS 2006 HUMMER H2 2007 BUICK LUCERNE 2007 CADILLAC DTS 2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE 2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT 2007 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2007 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE 2007 GMC ACADIA 2007 GMC SIERRA 2007 GMC YUKON 2007 GMC YUKON XL 2007 HUMMER H2 2007 SATURN OUTLOOK 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE Page 1 of 3 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM -2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 2008 BUICK LUCERNE 2008 CADILLAC DTS 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT 2008 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2008 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 2008 CHEVROLET TAHOE 2008 GMC ACADIA 2008 GMC SIERRA 2008 GMC YUKON 2008 GMC YUKON XL 2008 HUMMER H2 2008 SATURN OUTLOOK Campaign No: 08V441000 Number of Affected Vehicles: 857735 Beginning Date of Manufacture: 2005 MAY Ending Date of Manufacture: 2007 DEC SYSTEM ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE. CORRECTIVE ACTION DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800- 982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR MYGMLINK AT HTTP://WWW.GM.COM/RECALL. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153. Page 3 of 3 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM -2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. Have you done this recall yet?
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
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WILL CHECK WOULD BE NICE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT!

THANKS
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 4:18 PM
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Bring the bulliten number with you. Good luck!
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009 AT 5:16 PM
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Here is what the issue turned out to be. Local Dealer thought it was a short in the wiring but turned out not to be.
First the battery had a bad cell and would short out which would cause the computer to store false indicators. Second when the battery slowly failed more issues were sent to the computer. Lastly when I had to jump the vehicle the surge was the final issue to the computer and it began to lock up during processing which sent numerous issues. I called a dealer in a larger metro area and asked the service department for advise. I was told to disconnect the battery and wait two hours then reconnect. That cleared and reset the computer. All is now good. Just have to know who to ask!
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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New battery and a PCM reset? Keep an eye on it. Did you have the battery tested for a dead cell?
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:04 AM

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