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.

CarComplaints.com Notes: The GMC Savana is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Express.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1 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.

2002 GMC Savana body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 GMC Savana:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202006

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My complaint is of the passenger side portside door hinges on almost all GMC savanah 3500's that I have seen. It is a saftey concern for me because the door is almost completely detached from the vehicle and is inoperable. I have lubricated the hinges many time to no avail. The welds on the hinges are badly cracked with just a very small part of the weld(aprox. 1/4") holding the door on. The door will no longer close completely. I know of many other vans from the same model year have this same problem. One of my close friends and his son both have the same exact van; we bought them at the same time. They have identical problems with their hinges. I hope that you look into this further, I think it may be a rampant problem, and I definitely feel it is a major saftey concern. Lastly, I would very much appreciate a response email. Thank you. Sincerely, jim merkel

- Jackson, WI, USA

problem #2

May 202006

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
My complaint is of the passenger side portside door hinges on almost all GMC savanah 3500's that I have seen. It is a saftey concern for me because the door is almost completely detached from the vehicle and is inoperable. I have lubricated the hinges many time to no avail. The welds on the hinges are badly cracked with just a very small part of the weld(aprox. 1/4") holding the door on. The door will no longer close completely. I know of many other vans from the same model year have this same problem. One of my close friends and his son both have the same exact van; we bought them at the same time. They have identical problems with their hinges. I hope that you look into this further, I think it may be a rampant problem, and I definitely feel it is a major saftey concern. Lastly, I would very much appreciate a response email. Thank you. Sincerely, jim merkel

- Jackson, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 072005

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the rear passenger door would not shut. He had to drive to the dealership with the door open. The dealership found the hinge snapped. He states it was because the pin was put in the hinge and then capped on the bottom. This did not allow moisture to escape, causing it to freeze and snap the hinge. The vehicle has not been repaired, but the dealership did get the door shut. General Motors offered $150 towards the repair.

- West Ellis, WI, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?