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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,529 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Express body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062011

Express 8-cyl

  • 62,529 miles


I have also experienced problems with both the passenger and drivers side cargo door hinges not operating properly and binding. This problem with the hinges has occurred despite our efforts to keep the hinges lubricated to try to prevent the doors from binding so badly that it made opening the doors almost impossible even for a strong, grown man. I had to have both of these problems addressed by either the handicapped vehicle conversion company or thornton Chevrolet on those occasions when these problems became so severe that they prevented my utilization of the vehicle. The most recent occurrence of problems with the hinges took place on September 6, 2011. I contacted the collision repair shop at thornton Chevrolet and had them attempt to correct the issue by replacing the hinge pin assembly on the problem door on the passenger side (where my wheelchair lift is installed and used to allow me to enter and exit the vehicle). However, the trained collision repair specialists at thornton Chevrolet realized that the problem was more serious than this and informed me that the entire lower hinge assembly on the rear passenger cargo door needed to be replaced because of a crack in the metal of the hinge assembly where it is welded to the vehicle. As you will realize, this could have been an extremely serious safety problem had I not been outside of the vehicle on the three separate instances when the latch mechanism failed to operate properly. Had I been inside the vehicle or not at my residence (such as being at my place of employment) when this occurred, I would have been trapped inside the vehicle.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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