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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,740 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 222011


  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 equipped with tbc sigma shadow tires, size P235/75/R15. While driving 60 mph, the left rear side tire began making noises and there was a loud tug. After stopping, the contact noticed that about 95% of the tread was off the tires. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified. The failure mileage was 56,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 162007


  • 43,272 miles
Tire tread separated from tire carcass.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jun 162003

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,428 miles
2nd of 2 separate Firestone steeltex blowouts a few weeks apart on Chevrolet Express van.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #2

May 282003

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2 Firestone steel tex tire blowouts a few months apart on Chevy Express van.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182001


  • miles
Two separate incidents of tire failure. Firestone replacing tires at no cost for defect. On first incident had complete tread separation. On second incident customer stopped vehicle and changed tire. Tire was deformed on tread surface as if delamination or separation were about to occur. Tire was still on rim when customer turned vehicle in. It was still holding 70 lbs. Of air (max pressure recommended on rear tire 80 lbs. (tiresize: LT245 75 R)

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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