Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172004

(reported on)

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the vehicle was in reverse, it rolled forward. When the vehicle was parked on a slight grade then placed into reverse the vehicle would roll forward before it engaged in reverse. The consumer had to put on foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator to alleviate this problem.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission will intermittently not shift from second to third gear. Takes 10-15 seconds. Engine races, RPM's go up. This started at 1500 miles.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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