NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,564 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.

2003 GMC Savana engine problems

engine problem

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2003 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122008

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,128 miles


Virginia tech owns a 2003 GMC Savana. The vehicle caught fire under the hood in the middle of the night. The fire department extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The current and failure mileages were 75,128. Updated 04/03/08.

- Blacksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052008

Savana 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 GMC Savana. While driving 65 mph, the engine suddenly stopped. The vehicle was able to be restarted after five minutes. The dealer was unable to diagnose the previous failures. The most recent failure was diagnosed as the crankshaft position sensor. The dealer stated that the failure is similar to NHTSA campaign id number 07V521000 (engine and engine cooling). The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 66,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Erie, PA, USA

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