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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,667 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Express drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #3

May 182016


  • 41,000 miles


I bought a Chevrolet van Express with a 6.0 V8 engine a year ago with only 37000 miles. Approximately 2 months after purchase, I began having trouble with the engine and stabilitrak system in addition to the low beam headlight failure detailed below same across the entire V8 6.0 engines produced by Chevrolet. The van vehicle shook violently stressing all the occupants. While traveling on the highway my check engine and traction light illuminated simultaneously. I was also alerted that "engine power was reduced" and my vehicle shut down two times in a 30 minute span of time. Now with only 41,000 miles I have parked the van until a recall corrects the dangerous safety problems. Again while traveling on the highway my air bag sensor went off with the check engine and traction light again illuminated simultaneously. The van vehicle shook violently stressing all the occupants. I was alerted that "engine power was reduced" and my vehicle stopped cold. I will never buy another GM product they are fraught with electrical problems. This is causing safety issues being in a compromising position 3 times with 9 people and 2 are infants in the van. Research shows this to be an ongoing issue. This has been a nightmare. Something as dramatic as a total engine failure in a car that is as popular as the V8 6.0 engine is a frightening issue that everyone across the industry is going to want to know more about. F the engine won┐T restart. Tthe steering will feel increasingly heavier, making it harder to steer. Also the power boost for the brakes disappears after one or two applications, making the van harder to stop. In the affected vehicles, the underhood bussed electrical center (ubec) housing can expand and cause the headlamp low beam relay control circuit wire to bend. If the wire is repeatedly bent, it may fracture causing a loss of low beam headlamp illumination.

- Bridgewater, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052008

Express 8-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
We purchased an express van in the spring of 2006. Truck engine blew up at 6000 while driving on the freeway. In January 2014, we took the car into a dealership because it stalled 3 times. The dealership put it on the computer diagnostic device and could not find anything wrong with the van. Approximately 3 weeks later, on Friday the 24th the check engine light came on, we then took it back to the dealership and at this point they told us that the transmission was the problem. The car had just over 32,000 miles when transmission blew up in January of 2014. After the transmission was replaced the car continued to stall and was taken back into the dealership and it had a bushing broken in the front suspension. This van continues to stall and at times fails to start. We are confident that the stalling problem that we are experiencing is the same as the cars that are part of the recall and express vans should be added to the list of recalled vehicles. This vehicle only has 33,000 miles on it as of March 2014.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 102009

Express 6-cyl

  • miles
Purchased another fly wheel. The consumer was informed there was nothing wrong with the redesigned flywheel and there must be another reason for it wearing out. The consumer took the vehicle to another mechanic for a second opinion and was told the original flywheels were made stronger and had different holes in them. The redesigned flywheel was much thinner and less expensive.

- Lodi, NJ, USA

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