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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,783 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

Feb 142007

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Chevy express van/45,000 miles (purchased when new).antifreeze leaking out because intake manifold gasket is leaking. Although svc. Bulletins/defect investigations exist for this problem, dealers service dept. States extensive cost to repair this is not covered by warranty or any Chevy/GM warranty adjustment. Chevy customer (phone) assistance confirms this is a noted problem w/this vehicle's year/model but remains non-committal regarding covering costs to repair it for me.

- Bethpage, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 282002

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,566 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds under normal driving conditions, the engine stalled and operated at a reduced speed. The reduced engine power light illuminated. The contact pulled over without incident and turned the ignition off. After a period of 15 minutes, the engine easily restarted without further incident although after restarting the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the accelerator module of the engine needed to be replaced. Afterwards, the engine stalling and reduced power persisted. The manufacturer was notified. Numerous parts have been replaced in the vehicle such as a sensor, crankshaft, throttle body unit, and a wiring connector. Updated 11/03/06.

- Imperial, MO, USA

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