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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,667 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.

2002 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152007


  • 108,000 miles


2002 Chevy 2500 Express van. Failure of power booster, lost both brake power as well as steering power. Almost impossible to control car. Replaced once, failed again 6 months later. Replaced again. Failed again this year. I am now on my forth power booster, failure is very dangerous as you lose both steering and brakes at same time.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #2

Apr 042006

(reported on)


  • 47,000 miles
2002 Chevrolet conversion van Express 1500 had a problem with the drivers side window. Express window would go down but not go back up. The motor was replaced three times, finally the switch was replaced. The brakes and master cylinder had to be replaced. The consumer was told the brakes were insufficient for the weight of the vehicle. The Michelin tires only lasted 24,000 miles.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062004

Express 8-cyl

  • miles
2002 Chevrolet Express engine lost power and rear brakes caught on failed. The converter was clogged which resulted in the engine losing power. The check service engine soon light illuminated and the engine missed on acceleration. The dealer replaced the plug wire cap rotor and distributor. The consumer heard a scrapping noise coming from the rear brakes and vehicle shook while braking. There was vibration in the driveline on acceleration, the belt was replaced. Vehicle consumed excessive amounts of oil. Fluid leaked from rear axle, dealer replaced the rear axle seals. The dealer replaced the fuel sender assembly due to stalling. The vehicle battery went dead after the vehicle sat overnight. Clutch was loud and provided no power on hot days, the clutch fan was replaced. The consumer request that the manufacturer provide a replacement vehicle or refund the full contract price plus incidental cost.

- Mount Vernon, IN, USA

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