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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,064 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Express electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082005

Express 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,628 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Van is used in a municipal parks and recreation department for maintenance duties. Operator started vehicle at beginning of day to warm up. Operator left the vehicle. Operator returned approximately five minutes later and saw smoke coming from inside the passenger area. Operator called 911 and retrieved a dry powder extinguisher. Operator saw flames coming from an area in the rear of the driver's seat. Operator turned off ignition and used extinguisher on the fire, putting it out. Investigation shows area of origin to inside the driver"S side seat belt channel. Plastic molding covers this channel. A wiring harness is located in this channel. Heaviest burn of the harness is directly at the connection of the harness to the driver"S side seat belt mechanism located at the floor. Fire partially consumed harness and plastic molding. There are pictures of the damage and harness. Harness was cut back to clean wiring on both sides of damaged section and is available for inspection.

- Willow Grove, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
2002 Chevrolet Express van with Explorer conversion - burst into flames while in our driveway (engine off). Extensive fire damage to drivers side. Extensive smoke damage to interior. Fire marshall states smoke pattern indicated fire origonated a bottom of driver's door - light or wiring. Of note, a "recall notice" arrived at our home in the mail for the running board light wiring harness on 2/5/03 which was "dated" 1/23/03.

- Lombard, IL, USA

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