Notes: The GMC Savana is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Express.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 GMC Savana brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 032003

Savana 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


: the contact stated the ABS engages at low speeds of 5mph and below. This primarily happens while stopping the vehicle. There is a NHTSA recall # 05V379000 concerning the ABS. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN and the year of the vehicle. The dealer was contacted, but no repairs were made.

- Cobleskill, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied pedal feels normal, but ABS system does not kick in as it should, causing a loss of brakes. Extremely soft brake pedal, goes almost to the floor. Brakes must be pumped several times to achieve enough brake to slow dowm or stop. GM rep will not authorize any further warranty brake service. Dealer has been contacted.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Feb 082000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and applying the brakes consumer heard noise coming from the brakes. Dealer replaced brakes, including calipers/pads and shoes, seven times.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 191999


  • miles
When foot is removed from accelerator pedal to decelerate, it takes approximately ten seconds or more before vehicle starts to slow down. Speed plays no factor in deceleration. When brakes are applied, pedal goes to floor. Taken vehicle to dealer & mechanic refused to write up problem until representative drove vehicle.

- Lamirada, CA, USA

problem #1

May 241999

(reported on)


  • miles
Brakes are pulling to the left. Noise coming from front left disc. Took it to the dealer 3 times. They made it worse, they turned the rear drums and the front disks and replaced pads, now braking distance is significantly increased, car pulls to the left, rear wheels ABS don't work

- Boise, ID, USA

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