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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:
29,174 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.

2008 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 282010


  • 40,000 miles


2008 Chevy 3500 Express van with about 40,000 miles. Have a problem with the stabilatrack system and the dealer said it is a wiring problem. It is a fleet van. Have had the problem on 2 of 15. Transmission down shifts when this happens, speed is limited to about 15 mph, speedometer quits. Stabilatrack light turns on.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 212010


  • 18,349 miles
Purchased a new 2008 Chevy Express 1500 within 9 mos had ABS and stability traction light on. Tech replaced wheel sensor. Happened again 6 mos later, 4/7/09 and 5/15/10. On my last visit they said they found a short, but the lights are on again 2 weeks later. The safety issue is when the ABS and stability traction light is on (and only when traveling below 30 mph) when applying brakes, the ABS automatically will allow the brake pedal to go down almost to the floor. This in turn allows the vehicle to travel additional distance when trying to stop. This happens on perfectly level, smooth and dry circumstances. One of the mechanics at the dealer's service department stated to me that this problem exists in many Chevy vans up to and including 2010. Obviously they have no clue as to what is causing this malfunction. Some other mechanics have said they feel it might be a computer glitch. It is only of matter of time, and probably has already happened, when trying to stop - rear ending a vehicle or striking a pedestrian who has stepped out in front. Please advise as to what course of action should be taken with GM.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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