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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Express fuel system problems

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2004 Chevrolet Express Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 032018


  • 33,000 miles


My 2004 cutaway Chevy sold as a 2005 four winds has the exact problem for this recall. Recall number 12V388000 recall date 08/08/2012 component fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap summary General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Chevrolet express and GMC savana vehicles, equipped with a left side cargo door, and originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Water and road contaminants may become trapped in the protective conduit that covers the fuel filler pipe and may cause the pipe to corrode. Consequence significant corrosion may allow fuel to leak during refueling, and in the presence of an ignition source; there is an increased risk of fire. What owners should do GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a new fuel filler neck, free of charge. The safety recall began on October 1, 2012. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463. The Express 1500 I own is currently exhibiting this exact issue, and although sold in ca in 2005, base van was manufactured in Indiana modified by thor motorhomes. This state is listed in the recall above. IżM afraid to drive it, canżT afford to fix the issue being disabled vet on small ssdi income. Ive the feeling it's the same model recalled, but of course Chevy will not repair it because it is not specifically on recall list like the left side cargo door models that are being repaired by the Chevrolet GM dealers? please help

- Bluff City, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 082016

Express 8-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Express. While the vehicle was stationary, fuel spilled onto the ground. It was diagnosed that the filler neck was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 148,000. Updated 04/11/2017

- Batavia, IA, USA

problem #3

Jul 052015


  • 160,000 miles
The fuel filler tube leaks fuel, is corroded. And also the rear fuel tank strap, at the top of the chassis is also corroded, and the fuel tank is hanging down, causing a risk and fire hazzard as it is very close to the driveshaft.

- Tiverton, RI, USA

problem #2

Nov 072013


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Express 3500. The contact stated the fuel filler neck tube was corroded, causing fuel to leak when refueling the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 12V388000 (fuel system, gasoline) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Highland, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 202012

Express 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet express. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel spew back out of the filler neck. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V388000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Tank assembly: Filler pipe and cap). The failure and current mileage was 114,000. Updated 10/16/12 the consumer stated the fuel filler neck corroded updated 10/19/2012

- Ashford, CT, USA

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