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


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,916 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032004

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,833 miles


2001 Chevrolet Express van has been towed into dealership twice, first at 4.833 miles and then at 13,833 miles due to engine running rough and stalling while traveling on highway. First occurence, dealer stated there was a technical service bulletin concerning this problem due to an A/C line routed too close to the distributor causing moisture to collect in distributor. On second tow, dealer stated the bulletin did not apply to this vehicle but once again the distributor cap was replaced due to moisture build up. Numerous E-mails and phone calls to Chevrolet/GM in an effort to have someone try and determine the cause of problem have yielded no results. Manufacturer and dealership have both stated that there is nothing more that can be done. Vehicle was towed to same dealership on both occasions. Vehicle has approximately 15,000 miles now.

- Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001


  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle has no power on the highway during acceleration.

- Margate, FL, USA

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