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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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.

1998 GMC Savana brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 082000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving and applying the brakes consumer heard noise coming from the brakes. Dealer replaced brakes, including calipers/pads and shoes, seven times.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 011999

(reported on)


  • miles
Front brake pads and rotors are prematurely wearing out, cause unknown.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 241999

(reported on)


  • miles
Brakes are pulling to the left. Noise coming from front left disc. Took it to the dealer 3 times. They made it worse, they turned the rear drums and the front disks and replaced pads, now braking distance is significantly increased, car pulls to the left, rear wheels ABS don't work

- Boise, ID, USA

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