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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Express fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 242011

Express 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles


Gasoline and gasoline vapor was escaping from the fuel filler pipe leading to the fuel tank on a 2004 Chevy express van 3500 series. The filer pipe was rusted through. There was a seam on the pipe where the rust through occurred. Gasoline was dripping from this hole during gasoline fill up and vapors were entering the passenger compartment. We had it replaced by a certified mechanic because it was a potentially explosive situation, according to the mechanic. This was reported to GM. There was no recall on this part, so GM refused to pay for the cost of the replacement part and labor. The replacement part is now plastic. So GM must have recognized the problem (but failed to recall) and changed the pipe to a rust-proof material.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

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