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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 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.

2003 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132010


  • 120,000 miles


Since approximately January of 2010, family members noticed an increasing amount of fuel leaking on the ground during fueling. After further investigation, I noticed it originated from the fuel filler tube which allows the gas to travel from the gas cap to the gas storage tank. August 2010, the leakage became so severe from the fuel filler tube I feared someone could ignite (I.e. cigarette, cell phone, static charge) the 1 to 2 gallons of fuel leaked at the pump. My express was only out-of-commission at dealership for 2 days to replace the fuel filler tube. Dropping a at the time of fill up. The repair cost $167 and the dealership who repaired my 2003 Chevy passenger express van said, "... the cause was a park brake cable rubbing on the tube." As a consumer and automotive engineer, I feel the manufacturer is responsible for this design defect. The dealership simply indicated they never seen this on the express. It appears this is more than an isolated occurrence.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

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