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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:
42,975 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 082010


  • 44,950 miles


While driving van at start of rush hour traffic. And need to stop at traffic light. The road a head of me merges from 3 lane to 2. when light changed I stepped on pedal to merge left. And gas pedal stayed to floor. I am not sure if I stepped on pedal a few times to get it unstuck, as I had my foot on brake to slow van down. I am not sure of the sequence. But van then starting to slow down. All this happen in under a minute. If it had not slowed down I would of ran in to the back of car in front of me. It was very scary. Since then pedal has worked fine. I reported this to our main office. And told them I would take it to a Chevy dealer to have it looked at. On 10-11-10 I took it to dealer and they didn't believe me. But took a quick look at pedal. And said same thing as Toyota "it must of been floor mat. We haven't seen or heard of this problem in this van. Van is out of warranty. Spring return pressure is good". I told them I have been driving for 40 years and this van for 2. and never had a problem like this happen to me. So I ordered a replacement pedal. And they said it should be in 10-13-10. That is today. I will keep old pedal for future study. I don't think people believe me as I am not looking for any fame. It was just a scary time.

- Angola, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 262010


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Express 3500. The contact stated that the vehicle did not move forward or accelerate when she depressed the accelerator pedal. The failure occurred four times when the complaint was filed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the ABS system was calibrated and a new computer system was uploaded. There were no error codes produced. The failure continued to occur after the vehicle was repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The current mileage was 41,914. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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