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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Express is mechanically identical to the GMC Savana.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,229 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 292010


  • 84,715 miles


On Friday January 29th 2010 I was involved in an accident. I rear ended a SUV. My 2001 Chevrolet Express van would not stop due to anti lock brake failure. When I applied the brakes the anti lock system took over and the brake pedal went to the floor. My vehicle continued forward never slowing down until I struck the vehicle ahead of me. I would have been able to stop if the anti lock brakes had not taken over my vehicle. I had a more than a five second space between the vehicle in front of me.

- Joelton, TN, USA

problem #4

May 202004

(reported on)

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on the highway engine and brakes failed at the same time. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who determined that power steering shaft separated, and dealer replaced the power steering pump. Dealer stated that vehicle required hydraulic assist; therefore, if vehicle looses hydraulic fluid, vehicle will loose both power steering and brake.

- Sudbury, 00, USA

problem #3

Oct 112001

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,429 miles
Brakes waering out too soon and grinding.

- Wheat Ridge, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 232002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving ABS light illuminated the dash. Took vehicle to dealer. Problem has not been remedied as of yet. Dealer stated that this was a no fix.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042001


  • miles
Vehicle pulled to left or to right when applying brakes. Vehicle been in dealer shop on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Please provide any further details on this matter.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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