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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,233 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202007

Express 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,700 miles

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

Intake manifold gasket failure causing engine to seize at 69,700 miles.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

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 282004

Express 8-cyl

  • miles
Problems while using cruise control on vehicle. When the cruise control was engaged and the brake pedal was pressed, the vehicle took a while before responding and reducing the speed of the vehicle. When the cruise control was set at 65 mph and going down grade, the van would pick up speed and never adjust back to 65 mph. If the speed went up to 70 mph the cruise control set itself at 70 mph. The consumer experienced other problems with the vehicle. The van would loose power when accelerating. The dealer replaced the PCM and reprogrammed it. While performing the engine diagnostic the technician found that the cap and rotor had moisture in them and were corroded. The vehicle's battery was also replaced because of a dead cell.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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