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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,456 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Express wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 092015


  • 45,700 miles


Catastrophic sidewall failure in tire while traveling in traffic at 50mph. Driver side rear tire completely failed and upon removal- noticed sidewall split. Upon immediate inspection of passenger rear tire, noticed same split in sidewall of tire, with failure impending. 55.000 miletires have 31000 miles- rotated normally, air pressure as per recommendations. Main problem- there are 2 more tires on the front- same manufacture and make- classification rating.

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

problem #3

May 012012


  • 76,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500. Parking brake cable on rear, drivers side, rubbing against side of tire. Tire rubs down until it breaks. Tire was totally shredded but I was able to slow and steer to side of road. New tire put on but they did not see the cable in the way or rubbing! I only saw it because I was looking under the car for a new metallic clanking noise (that is something else). My new tire was almost rubbed through after only 3 weeks. I pulled the cable way back into its retainer but the retainer is about 1.5 square inches and the cable is only 1/8 in so is not firmly held in place (only by some friction). If you have a Chevy express, check your cable and tire.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012005

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Express 3500. The vehicle has a wood floor that shrinks and allows carbon monoxide to penetrate into the passenger compartment. The contact becomes nauseous while driving. The dealer stated that the failure was the manufacturer's responsibility; however, the manufacturer stated that they were not responsible because another company designed the vehicle. The contact also stated that the tires were wearing faster than normal, the transmission hesitates, and the vehicle shakes. The vehicle was purchased new in 2005 and the dealer has not offered any assistance. The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 125.

- Reseda , MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 202004


  • miles
New 2005 Chevy express cargo van 3/4 ton. Bridgestone tire 245 75 16. No traction and poor steering and stopping capabilities during any amount of snow on roads.

- Sturbridge, MA, USA

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