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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles

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2002 GMC Savana engine problems

engine problem

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2002 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 192014


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 GMC Savana. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic, who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Mailed out 01/13/15

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192006

Savana 8-cyl

  • miles
We own several GMC Savana 3500 15 passenger vans. We seem to be having repeat issues with the exhaust manifold bolts braking and the manifolds cracking. Our 2002 has been in 2-3 times and our 2005 has is now in for it's second manifold and bolts. The bolts are breaking and the manifolds are cracking. Please encourage a recall for this type of vehicle. After checking the internet, we are not the only ones who are experiencing this problem with this GM motor. It looks as though this is a problem from all GMC vehicles with the vortec 6.0L motor.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

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