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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,999 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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2004 Chevrolet Express brakes problems

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2004 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 072014


  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Express 2500. The contact stated that when the brakes were applied, the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the brake pads and rotors were replaced; however, the failure continued. The contact had to apply extreme force to the brake pedal to ensure that the vehicle came to a complete stop. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V043000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 04V045000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Independence, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 052016


  • 43,997 miles
2004 Chevrolet express collins school bus while driving at 15 mph on an inclined rural country road attempting to brake noticed pedal extended to the floor and was stopped by further down shifting and applying emergency brake. Informed by repair shop the right front hydraulic line rubbed through the metal brake line causing the failure. Failure mileage 43,997.

- Hana, HI, USA

problem #3

Aug 152012


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Express. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the ABS system prevented the vehicle from braking properly and the ABS warning light illuminated. In one occasion, the vehicle failed to stop and proceeded through the intersection during a red light. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake sensors and the ABS main control system needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Natrona Heights, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142013

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Express 3500. The contact stated while driving down a mountain road approximately 45 mph the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle began to vibrate excessively and the brake discs overheated. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. Updated 08/11/14 updated 08/18/2014

- Syracuse, UT, USA

problem #1

Apr 022012

Express 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
Vehicle has continued to evidence problems similar to what's described by NHTSA campaign id no. 04V452000. Power steering pump and belts have been replaced and GM dealer performed hydro boost inspection test and it passed; said no further action required. Bus has again lost power steering and brakes to cause a dangerous condition. Dealer says it is not a vehicle that recall applies to.

- Peabody, MA, USA

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