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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,900 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 292006

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Fire to vehicle.

- Monsey, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 192004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The panic alarm went off and couldn't be turned off initially. Dealer advised to bring vehicle in. Alarm went off when vehicle started for second time. Vehicle driven about 3 miles, engine shut down while driving. Pulled over, smoke poured from under hood, then flames until vehicle engulfed in flames. Vehicle totally destroyed by fire.

- Frostburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 102003


  • 1,700 miles
Consumer was awakened by a horn blasting in the driveway of residence. After a few minutes consumer heard a loud explosion. When the consumer arrived at the front door, vehicle was in flames. Engine was totally consumed by the fire. The fire department arrived, and informed the consumer that faulty wiring caused the fire.

- Dania, FL, USA

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