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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,506 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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2003 Chevrolet Express electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 132014

Express 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles


While driving vehicle, all electrical stopped, discovered that the ignition had turned off by itself and caused a loss of all power creating dangerous steering and stopping situation.. I was able to pull to the side of road and stopped vehicle. Took the truck to Chevrolet dealer in sarasota rt. 41 and bee ridge and was told it was not part of recall. This does not make sense, it has the same symptoms as the other defective vehicles maybe they don't want to increased their problems with another year and model. Please help, I am unable to drive my truck for work and am losing money and customers, as I am a general one man contractor. Please advise.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 102014

Express 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Express conversion van. The contacted stated that while driving 45 mph, all of the gauges and electrical features failed however, the light functions remained operable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose a failure. No repairs were performed to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 84,000. Updated 5/22/14

- Highspire, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 262011


  • 150,000 miles
Wire harness fire. Water got into the end of one of the connectors from the wire harness going into the trasmission. The result of the water getting into the transmission caused an electrical fire and caused a short in the transmission and engine wire harness, the final result was the wire harness was completely burned up. There was evidence of glueing the connectors years ago.I if the connectors are not sealed, it is possible for water to enter and short out connectors and other electrical components.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 132008

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,270 miles
At 4:30 a.M. on the morning of Feb 13 2008 was awoke to flames flickering on bedroom wall it was my 2003 regency conversion van going up in smoke no apparent reason but it did start in the fuse box area maybe the same issue as the horn problem the week before had the same problem of horn going off in the middle of the night but there was no fire at that time.

- New Providence, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 052005

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,260 miles
The consumer stated that while driving at 50-60 mph 2003 Chevrolet Express stalled. The vehicle sat for about a minute, then it restarted. There were no lights that came on the dashboard. This happened with no warning. The dealership has not been contacted as of now. The manufacturer has not been called. The consumer was going to contact the dealer so they could examine the van. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they found nothing wrong with the vehicle.

- Easton, PA, USA

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