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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,658 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Express seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 282011

Express 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles


I was in an accident traveling 65 mph and hit another vehicle broadside and the air bag never deoloyed. The vehicle was totaled. Its a 2003 3500 Chevy van.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 232010


  • 181,632 miles
Vehicle was parked in our company parking lot, vehicle was not running and the key was not in the ignition. Employee was loading tools and equipment into rear of vehicle after completing a job. Side sliding door was open. Passenger air bag only deployed. Vehicle had not been a wreck.

- Neosho, MO, USA

problem #2

May 242005

Express 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
On the 2003 Chevy Express van (box van), the passenger side air bag blew up without the vehicle being in motion. It blew up on the consumer's daughter who is 5 years old. The problem occurred when the consumer's daughter closed the door. The consumers daughter received numerous burns and lacerations on her arms and chest.

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162003

(reported on)


  • miles
Fax email fm dale brown(mi) request assistance in getting GM to install missing passenger side air bag in their 2003 GM Express cargo van. Transferred to ovsc-nvs-220.

- Midland, MI, USA

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