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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,052 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.

2006 Chevrolet Express steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 102013

Express 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Express 3500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle began shaking abnormally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that there was premature wear of the steering due to the pitman arm rolling against the outer and inner tie rod. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 012010


  • 30,000 miles
Power steering leakage cause may prevent ABS low speed brake failure.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 252008


  • 138,000 miles
Drag link snapped left me without steering left rd. Slammed into phone box.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #2

May 032006


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Express 3500. The contact stated that the steering center link underneath the front end of the vehicle, which connects the tie rods to the wheel, moves abnormally. The failure causes the tire tread to wear excessively. On one occasion, while driving at an unknown speed in slippery weather conditions, the vehicle rolled over. The manufacturer did not provide any assistance. The current mileage was 56,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Alva, ND, USA

problem #1

Apr 252006

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 258 miles
I was leaving a military hospital after dropping off military people and turned left and drove about 200 yards when something happened to the steering and I couldn't steer the vehicle and the vehicle went to the right hitting a road side light pole. The right front tire was blown on the inside sidewall. I can't say that it had blown before or after the crash.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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