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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,976 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102013

Express 8-cyl

  • 146,000 miles

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

I was braking while exiting the freeway and lost the rear brakes. After an inspection, I found the brake line broke about midway through the chasse. I also found that the brake lines would crack where ever you bent them. I had to have all the brake system replaced because of corrosion at a cost of $2143.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 102013

Express 8-cyl

  • 51,951 miles
Wife complained of pulsating brake pedal, took vehicle for a short test drive, on the way back while traveling in a straight line at approx. 30 mph made a stop applying moderate pedal pressure, brake pedal went to floor. Carefully drove the remaining 1/8th mile home and crawled underneath van. Brake lines a mass of rust, line that runs back along left side rail from what looks like an ABS unit burst upon pedal application and was dripping brake fluid, master cylinder was almost empty upon inspection. The most unsafe and unreliable vehicle I have ever owned. At 40,000 miles a rear line from the proportioning valve also rusted through but at least did not burst suddenly, started dripping. It and the 2 rear wheel cylinders which were also a mass of rust needed replacement.

- Novi, MI, USA

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