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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,898 miles

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2001 GMC Savana seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042012


  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 GMC Savana. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the air bags suddenly deployed and all of the warning lamps illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the air bag sensor was corroded. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 144,000 and the current mileage was 151,000.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 062005

Savana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,796 miles
Purchased 2001 GMC savanna 2500 van on 3-31-05 ( no warranty); noticed "service engine soon" light and air bag light were on. Had van serviced on 4-6-05. Mechanic cleared up all problems except the scan tool could not communicate with the air bag module. When the mechanic started the engine back up, the engine was on for approx. 5 - 10 seconds, and the passenger side air bag went off! luckily no one was sitting there at the time.

- Owosso, MI, USA

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