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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,117 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.

2004 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 202008


  • 36,117 miles


On June 20th, 2008 we brought our van in for a routine brake inspection and wheel alignment at 36,117 miles. We also noticed a noise in the rear when making a turn. The mechanic indicated that the brake backing plates on both sides were rusted, and the left rear backing plate was rotted to the point that it had holes in it. The mechanic indicated that the replacement parts were inexpensive, but the labor was intensive and would probably cost in the neighborhood of $600. We have not repaired the backing plates yet because this vehicle has other quality issues and we are considering a replacement vehicle.

- Penfield, NY, USA

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