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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:
25,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jun 072004

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
The consumer saw battery acid leaking from the vehicle. The mechanic repaired the problem once, however the problem resurfaced. The positive battery post broke and caused the acid to leak down the side of the engine compartment. The dealer would not provide any financial assistance and told the consumer to call ac delco. The consumer contacted ac delco and was told it was the dealer's problem.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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