Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The GMC Savana is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Express.


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1998 GMC Savana body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012003

Savana 8-cyl

  • miles


The hinges onthe side doors are breaking causing the doors to bind and not able to cant get in or out of the van using the side doors. Fist the inside door banels bound on each other and were torn off. The hinges are welded to the GMC van. I cant replace them.

- Commece Twp, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 042003

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The hinges on the side doors of my 1998 GMC Savana van of the 4 hinges: 1 is broken and 2 are cracked. I called GMC and got the run around. They said they would not replace them unless you issued a recall on the hinges.

- Greenville, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 282001


  • miles
Door hinges were breaking and coming apart from vehicle. Please attach more information about problem.

- St. Johns, MI, USA

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