2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS VIN: 1GAGG25U241126080

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VIN 1GAGG25U241126080 Decoding Chevrolet Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

CHEVROLET

Manufacturer Name

GENERAL MOTORS LLC

Model

Express

Model Year

2004

Plant City

WENTZVILLE

Series

2500 (3/4 ton)

Vehicle Type

BUS

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

GM Truck Corp

Plant State

MISSOURI

Series2

Van with seating exceeding 10 passengers

Body Class

Van

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2G: 8,001 - 9,000 lb (3,629 - 4,082 kg)

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

6000.0

Displacement (CI)

366.14246456839

Displacement (L)

6.0

Engine Model

LQ4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Other Engine Info

Iron

Engine Manufacturer

GM

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1GAGG25U241126080

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 11, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10128655
Consumer Location: CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
VIN: 1GAGG25U241****

Summary of Complaint

DT: THE VEHICLE IS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 2500 VAN. ON 7-11-05 THE VEHICLE WAS MAKING INTERMITTENT KNOCKING NOISES. THE VEHICLE WAS STILL ABLE TO GO AT THIS POINT. THIS HAD BEEN GOING ON FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. THE PROBLEM HAD BECAME WORSE, SO THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MIDAS. THE MECHANIC TOLD THE CONSUMER THAT THE FLY WHEEL HAD FAILED. THE CONSUMER HAD TO REPLACE THE WATER PUMP, BATTERY AND THE ALTERNATOR . *JB

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11171110
Consumer Location: BLUFF CITY, TN
VIN: 1GBJG31U841****

Summary of Complaint

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. I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE IT, CAN'T 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

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10925238
Consumer Location: BATAVIA, IA
VIN: 1GBFG15T541****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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*JS

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10916576
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, SC
VIN: 1GCHG39U141****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW FELL OUT OF PLACE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ALL THE WINDOWS ON THE VEHICLE WERE LOOSE. THERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 33,000. UPDATED 01/31/17*LJ CONSUMER STATED DRIVERS SIDE REAR SEAT LOWER WINDOW BROKE. GLUE CAME OFF MANUFACTURED WINDOW MADE BY C.R. LAURENCE CO, INC. WINDOW WAS REPLACED 11/08/16. UPDATED 6/22/18*JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10913946
Consumer Location: INDEPENDENCE, VA
VIN: 1GCGG25V441****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904626
Consumer Location: SYRACUSE, NY
VIN: 1GCHG35U941****

Summary of Complaint

THE VAN WAS PARKED IN MY DRIVEWAY STATIONARY. IT CAUGHT FIRE AND PROCEEDED TO BURN COMPLETELY FOR UNKNOWN REASONS. THE WEBSITE STATES THIS VIN NUMBER IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS BUT THE VEHICLE TYPE HAS A RECALL LISTED THAT STATES IT COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD.

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10894675
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1GBFG15XX41****

Summary of Complaint

TWO REAR BUCKET SEAT BELT CABLES HAVE BROKEN WITHOUT IMPACT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10854900
Consumer Location: HANA, HI
VIN: 1GBHG31V341****

Summary of Complaint

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.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10823319
Consumer Location: TIVERTON, RI
VIN: 1GBFG15T941****

Summary of Complaint

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.

Components: TIRES

August 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10761661
Consumer Location: SUBLIMITY, OR
VIN: 1GCHG39U741****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 EQUIPPED WITH TOYO OPEN COUNTRY H/T TUFF DUTY TIRES, SIZE: LT245/75/R16 TIRES. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE BLEW OUT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT ALL FOUR TIRES HAD CRACKS AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, MULTIPLE PARTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,187 AND THE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,982.

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE ENGINE

November 21, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10722109
Consumer Location: EMPORIA, VA
VIN: 1GNFG15T641****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TRAVELING EAST THRO AN INTERSECTION WHEN A TRUCK ON THE MY RIGHT RAMMED ME IN THE FRONT RIGHT SIDE OF MY CAR.I FELT THE CAR SPIN AND THE TRUCK ENDED UP IN MY RIGHT REAR BUMPER AND WHEN I CAME TO A STOP BOTH AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND I WAS INJURED AND THE AIRBAGS EXPLODED AND I HAVE EYE DAMAGE TO MY RIGHT EYE AND NECK INJURY AND BACK INJURY. STILL SEEING SPINE DR. AND EYE DR EVERY 6 MONTHS. *TR

Components: ENGINE

June 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10596753
Consumer Location: KEENE, NH
VIN: 1GBJG31U841****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD BROKEN BOLTS,HAS 3 AT THIS POINT AND TIME. THIS CAUSES THE EXHAUST TO LEAK INTO DRIVERS COMPARTMENT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 16, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10594885
Consumer Location: NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA
VIN: 1GNFG15T141****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT INTO PARK, THE LINKAGE POPPED OFF PREVENTING THE VEHICLE FROM BEING SHIFTED INTO PARK. THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WAS ENGAGED IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A FAILED CABLE ASSEMBLY THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 136,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10594898
Consumer Location: NATRONA HEIGHTS, PA
VIN: 1GNFG15T141****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 06, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10594475
Consumer Location: GREENWICH, CT
VIN: 1GCHG35U041****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER AND DRIVER SIDE DOOR HINGES WERE FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 14, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10593709
Consumer Location: SYRACUSE, UT
VIN: 1GAHG39UX41****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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*LJ UPDATED 08/18/2014 *JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 07, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10553177
Consumer Location: HIGHLAND, IN
VIN: 1GCHG35U241****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 08, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10533187
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: 1GCGG25V741****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 2500. THE CONTACT STATED WHENEVER AT AN IDLE A LOUD METAL TO METAL NOISE WOULD EMIT CONTINUOUSLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHERE THE CRACKED FLYWHEEL WAS REPLACED EACH TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

Components: STEERING

June 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10524779
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, MI
VIN: 1GAHG39U741****

Summary of Complaint

ON JUNE 08, 2013 MY HUSBAND HAD PARKED THE VAN ALONG SIDE THE ROAD - HE WAS OUT OF IT WORKING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT RUNNING - WHEN A COWORKER NOTICED SMOKE COMING FROM THE VAN. THE COWORKER RAN OVER TO THE VAN AND SEEN THAT THE FIRE WAS IN THE STEERING COLUMN. WITHIN MINUTES THE ENTIRE VAN WAS ON FIRE. MY CONCERN IS THAT THIS VAN HAD BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH SOMETHING SECURITY. ALL OF THE GAUGES WOULD SHUT DOWN AND IT WOULD DISPLAY "SECURITY " ON THE DASH. I PERSONALLY HAD CONTACTED OUR LOCAL CHEVY DEALER TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT. THE LOCAL DEALER SUGGESTED A NEW KEY MADE AT THE DEALERSHIP USING THE VIN NUMBERS. THIS MADE NO DIFFERENCE AS IT HAPPENED AGAIN. THIS TIME MY HUSBAND WENT TO A DEALERSHIP IN NORWALK, OHIO INQUIRING ABOUT THE PROBLEM - THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE SOLUTION WAS EITHER. MY CONCERN IS THAT THE DEALERSHIPS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE "SECURITY" IS OR HOW TO FIX IT......ALSO I AM WONDERING IF THIS "SECURITY" ISSUE IS THE REASON THAT I LOST MY VAN TO THE FIRE ON JUNE 08, 2013. I CONTACTED GM BUT THEY BLEW ME OFF SAYING I HAD OWNED THE VEHICLE TOO LONG TO GET ANY MONEY FOR MY LOSS. THESE VANS ARE DESIGNED TO CARRY LOTS OF PEOPLE AND IF MY FAMILY HAD BEEN IN THIS VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ENOUGH TIME TO GET EVERYONE OUT SAFELY AND THAT WORRIES ME GREATLY. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10510924
Consumer Location: PITTSFORD, NY
VIN: 1GBFG15T841****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS G1500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE DOUBLE DOOR HINGES FAILED AND THE DOORS COULD NOT BE OPENED. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE DOOR HINGES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,000 AND THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,00.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 24, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10510492
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL TANK PIPE WAS SEVERELY RUSTED AND WAS LEAKING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 20, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10471862
Consumer Location: ASHFORD, CT
VIN: 1GAHG35U541****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE FUEL FILLER NECK CORRODED UPDATED 10/19/2012 *JS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 24, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10463960
Consumer Location: LAWRENCEBURG, IN
VIN: 1GAHG35U241****

Summary of Complaint

GASOLINE AND GASOLINE VAPOR WAS ESCAPING FROM THE FUEL FILLER PIPE LEADING TO THE FUEL TANK ON A 2004 CHEVY EXPRESS VAN 3500 SERIES. THE FILER PIPE WAS RUSTED THROUGH. THERE WAS A SEAM ON THE PIPE WHERE THE RUST THROUGH OCCURRED. GASOLINE WAS DRIPPING FROM THIS HOLE DURING GASOLINE FILL UP AND VAPORS WERE ENTERING THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. WE HAD IT REPLACED BY A CERTIFIED MECHANIC BECAUSE IT WAS A POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE SITUATION, ACCORDING TO THE MECHANIC. THIS WAS REPORTED TO GM. THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THIS PART, SO GM REFUSED TO PAY FOR THE COST OF THE REPLACEMENT PART AND LABOR. THE REPLACEMENT PART IS NOW PLASTIC. SO GM MUST HAVE RECOGNIZED THE PROBLEM (BUT FAILED TO RECALL) AND CHANGED THE PIPE TO A RUST-PROOF MATERIAL. *JS

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES

April 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10455608
Consumer Location: PEABODY, MA
VIN: 1GBJG31U841****

Summary of Complaint

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. *JS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 12, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10454780
Consumer Location: GREEN BAY, WI
VIN: 1GBJG31U041****

Summary of Complaint

DANGEROUS AS GAS TANK RUSTED THROUGH ON TOP AND LEFT SIDE AFTER ONLY ROUGLY 100,000 MILES. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 26, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10447592
Consumer Location: SANFORD, FL
VIN: 1GCGG25V741****

Summary of Complaint

AS I ATTEMPTED TO SPEED UP IN TRAFFIC, I HEARD A NOISE AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SLOWED DOWN. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT OFF THE HIGHWAY ON TO A SIDE ROAD. ONCE THERE, IT WOULD NOT START. ON CLOSER INSPECTION, I SAW THAT THE BELT HAD COME APART AND OFF THE PULLEY'S. I HAD THE VAN TOWED TO MY HOME AND SUBSEQUENTLY, FIXED/REPLACED THE BELT. SINCE THAT TIME, I BEGAN TO HEAR A LOW KNOCKING, MORE SO WHEN I TURNED ON THE AIR CONDITIONING. WHEN IT BECAME LOUDER ON ALL GEARS AND WHILE PARKED, I TOOK IT TO HOLLER DRIVERS MART, IN WINTER PARK, FL. ON 01/19/2012, I WAS TOLD THAT THE FLYWHEEL HAD SHEARED AROUND THE AREA WHERE IT WAS BOLTED ONTO THE TRANSMISSION AND CONNECTED TO THE ENGINE. IT ALSO HAD FRACTURES IN AND AROUND THE SAME AREA OF THE SHEARING. TECH INFORMED ME THAT I HAD CAUGHT THE PROBLEM BEFORE A SERIOUS INCIDENT MAY HAVE OCCURRED. I HAVE THE FLY WHEEL AND WILL SEND PHOTOS. CONSUMER SENT IN PHOTOS. 02/07/12 UPDATED 02/07/12 *BF STATUS UPDATE 02/23/12

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 25, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10415957
Consumer Location: NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA
VIN: 1GAGG25U741****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING DOWN A STEEP GRADE WHILE APPLYING THE BRAKES, A SEVERE SHAKING OF THE STEERING WHEEL AND WHEELS OCCURRED. IT WAS SO SEVERE THE STEERING WHEEL SHOOK OUT OF MY HANDS. ONCE BACK ON LEVEL GRADE FOR A MILE OR SO, APPLYING THE BRAKES DIDN'T RESULT IN THE SEVERE SHAKING. FROM THAT POINT ON WHILE DRIVING ON ANY STEEP HILL OR MOUNTAIN, THE SAME THING OCCURS. THE BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS WERE REPLACED LAST YEAR, BUT THAT HAS NOT FIXED THE ISSUE.

Components: TIRES

January 11, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10401305
Consumer Location: PENFIELD, NY
VIN: 1GBFG15X041****

Summary of Complaint

WE PURCHASED A COMPLETE SET OF GENERAL GRABBER HTS 235/75R16 FOR OUR CHEVY EXPRESS VAN AT DUNN TIRE ON 11/15/08. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A 60K WARRANTY. WE WENT IN FOR THE REQUIRED ROTATIONS AND NOTED THAT THE TREAD DIDN'T SEEM TO BE WEARING WELL. AT THE 20K MILE ROTATION IN JANUARY OF 2011, DUNN TIRE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE TIRES WERE NOT PERFORMING AS ADVERTISED AND TOLD US THAT THEY WOULD LIKELY NEED TO ADJUST THE TIRES ON A PRO-RATA BASIS AT THE NEXT ROTATION AT 25K MILES. IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT THE TIRES ARE DEFECTIVE IN SOME WAY. THE ORIGINAL TIRES ON OUR VAN LIVED UP TO THEIR 40K WARRANTY AND WE REPLACED WITH THESE GRABBER HTS TIRES AT 39747 MILES. OUR DRIVING HABITS ARE CONSERVATIVE AND WE HAVE NEVER HAD TO REPLACE TIRES AHEAD OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD. THE TREAD WAS SO BAD ON THESE GRABBER HTS TIRES THAT WE WERE UNABLE TO DRIVE OUR VAN ON SNOWY ROADS DURING THIS PAST WINTER. WE ALSO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT HYDROPLANING ON THE EXPRESSWAY WHEN WE DROVE THE VAN THROUGH HEAVY RAINS THIS PAST WEEKEND WHEN WE DROPPED OFF OUR DAUGHTER AT COLLEGE. WE BELIEVE THESE TIRES ARE HAZARDOUS AND THAT AN INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE INITIATED. IT'S INCONCEIVABLE THAT WE WOULD ONLY GET 25K MILES OUT OF A 60K TIRES. WE FEEL CHEATED AND REALLY DO NOT WANT ANOTHER SET OF GENERAL TIRES ON A PRO-RATA BASIS. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

May 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10336168
Consumer Location: MAHOPAC, NY
VIN: 1GCGG25V241****

Summary of Complaint

MYSTERIOUS COOLANT LEAK. RESERVOIR IS LOW AND NEEDS REFILLING OFTEN. MECHANIC HAS PERFORMED PRESSURE TEST TO NO AVAIL. NO COOLANT ON GROUND AT ANY POINT. NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF LEAK. THIS BEGAN RIGHT AFTER 2ND CRACKED FLYWHEEL WAS REPLACED. AT THE SAME TIME A LIFTER KNOCK BEGAN AS WELL. 1ST FLYWHEEL WAS REPLACED AT 103K (3K OUTSIDE OF EXTENDED WARRANTY). 2ND FLYWHEEL REPLACED AT 143K. VAN IS KEPT IN MINT CONDITION, OIL CHANGED EVERY 3K W/O FAIL. VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE IN OTHERWISE TERRIFIC CONDITION. 1ST AND ONLY OWNER. DATE REFERRED TO IS DATE OF 2ND FLYWHEEL CRACK. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10325828
Consumer Location: MAHOPAC, NY
VIN: 1GCGG25V241****

Summary of Complaint

REPEATED CRACKED FLYWHEEL. ORIGINAL CRACKED JUST OVER 100K MILES. REPLACEMENT NOW CRACKED 40K MILES LATER. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

November 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10303324
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: 1GNFG15X841****

Summary of Complaint

2004 CHEVY EXPRESS 1500. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 09, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10299911
Consumer Location: DES MOINES, IA
VIN: 1GCHK29UX4E****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2004 SILVERADO 2500 HD WITH 26,500 MILES ON IT. I HAD MY TRUCK SERVICED FOR SPEEDOMETER THAT WAS NOT WORKING AND WAS TOLD BY KARL CHEVY HERE IN ANKENY, IA THAT ALL OF MY ROTORS AND BRAKE PADS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE OF RUST. GM OUGHT TO FIX MY BRAKES FOR FREE, THEY NEED TO RECALL. I AM 61 AND HAVE OWNED A FEW AUTOMOBILES AND HAVE NEVER HAD TO REPLACE ROTORS WITH SUCH LOW MILEAGE. THE MAJORITY OF MILES ARE HIGHWAY. I HAVE BEEN IN A RIDESHARE POOL USING A METRO VAN PROVIDED TO OUR POOL FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AS THE MAIN DRIVER. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 16, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10281151
Consumer Location: WATERFORD, MI
VIN: 1GBHG31U251****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET CARGO EXPRESS VAN 3500. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH HE HAD ATTEMPTED TO BRAKE AND NOTICED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL EXTENDED TO THE FLOOR AND THE VEHICLE COULD ONLY BE STOPPED BY MANUALLY DOWN SHIFTING THE GEARS. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE COOLANT LINE RUBBED THROUGH TO THE BRAKE LINE. THERE WAS A BURNING SMELL PRIOR TO THE FAILURE IN THE FRONT AXLE AREA OF THE VEHICLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 66445.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 21, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10275040
Consumer Location: HOMER CITY, PA
VIN: 1GAHG39U441****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKES ON MY 2004 CHEVY EXPRESS 3500 ACTIVATE WITHOUT WARNING, STOPPING THE VEHICLE IN TRAFFIC. A WARNING LIGHT INDICATED A FAILURE OF THE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM. FAULT CODE C0196 WAS RECORDED. MY DEALER REPLACED THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL MODULE, BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO OCCUR. I WAS ALMOST REAR-ENDED WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPPED WITHOUT WARNING IN TRAFFIC. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 28, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10263589
Consumer Location: BEVERLY HILLS, MI
VIN: 1GBFG15T841****

Summary of Complaint

ABS ENGAGES AT SLOW SPEED, AT TAIL END OF BRAKING, EVEN ON DRY SURFACES. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR AT LEAST EIGHT MONTHS. STARTED SOMETIME IN EARLY SUMMER/LATE SPRING 2008. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 13, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10262412
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: 1GCEG15X641****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG EMPLOYED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED INSIDE THE SHOP. THE VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT STANLEY CHEVROLET CELINA TX 972-382-3000 CONTACT GARY WERNER SERVICE MANAGER. THE VEHICLE OWNER IS RICK DIETEL OF AMERSOL INC. 214-503-9977. *TR

Components: STEERING

November 25, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10250646
Consumer Location: PEWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 1GCHG35U941****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST POWER STEERING AND BRAKING ABILITY. SHE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. SHE SHIFTED INTO A LOWER GEAR AND WAS ABLE TO COMPLETELY STOP THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF AND RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO NUMEROUS DEALERS AND SHOPS, BUT THEY ALL CONFIRMED THAT THE HYDRO BOOST FAILED. THERE WAS A RECALL, IN WHICH THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED. NO RECALL COULD BE FOUND FOR THE CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT IF THE FAILURE WAS COMMON, A RECALL SHOULD BE ISSUED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 60,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 15, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10245516
Consumer Location: PENFIELD, NY
VIN: 1GBFG15X041****

Summary of Complaint

MY ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ACTIVATE AT LOW SPEEDS. WE FIRST NOTICED IT AROUND 37,000 MILES, BUT NOW IT OCCURS ALMOST EVERY TIME WE APPLY THE BRAKES AT LOW SPEED AT 39,000 MILES. WE DISCUSSED THE PROBLEM WITH TWO CHEVY GARAGES - BOTH ADMITTED THAT IT WAS A COMMON, KNOWN CORROSION PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES EITHER CLEANING THE BRAKE SENSORS FOR APPROXIMATELY $200 OR REPLACING THEM AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $460. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE FOR US. THE VAN DRIFTS FORWARD TOO FAR WHEN WE STOP AND WE ARE CONCERNED THAT WE WILL EITHER HIT ANOTHER CAR OR POSSIBLY A PEDESTRIAN. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE AS WE ARE LOCATED IN NEW YORK STATE AND SALT IS A COMMON WINTER CORROSIVE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC PARKING BRAKE

June 20, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10245517
Consumer Location: PENFIELD, NY
VIN: 1GBFG15X041****

Summary of Complaint

ON JUNE 20TH, 2008 WE BROUGHT OUR VAN IN FOR A ROUTINE BRAKE INSPECTION AND WHEEL ALIGNMENT AT 36,117 MILES. WE ALSO NOTICED A NOISE IN THE REAR WHEN MAKING A TURN. THE MECHANIC INDICATED THAT THE BRAKE BACKING PLATES ON BOTH SIDES WERE RUSTED, AND THE LEFT REAR BACKING PLATE WAS ROTTED TO THE POINT THAT IT HAD HOLES IN IT. THE MECHANIC INDICATED THAT THE REPLACEMENT PARTS WERE INEXPENSIVE, BUT THE LABOR WAS INTENSIVE AND WOULD PROBABLY COST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $600. WE HAVE NOT REPAIRED THE BACKING PLATES YET BECAUSE THIS VEHICLE HAS OTHER QUALITY ISSUES AND WE ARE CONSIDERING A REPLACEMENT VEHICLE. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

September 21, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10243339
Consumer Location: CARLISLE, PA
VIN: 1GCFG15X741****

Summary of Complaint

THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WILL NOT TURN OFF. *TR

CHEVROLET EXPRESS Sold

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