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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500

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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

Drive Train -- Verified

Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 9, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN EXTENDED AND REGULAR CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND CARGO VANS CONVERTED TO COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE ONE SEATING POSITION, THE CENTER REAR SEAT, EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 3, 2003

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For vans with a gross vehicle weight under 8500 pounds and in a crash sufficient enough to deploy the seat belt pretensioner, the front seat belt buckles may not release after a crash, or the seat belt latch may be ejected during the crash. This could result in increased risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckles. The recall began June 3, 2003. The GM recall number is 03007.

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Brakes, June 18, 2004

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The hydro-boost housing relief valve bore may be out of specification. The seal may fracture as a result, which may reduce braking assist and slightly increase the steering effort while braking. Under certain conditions, more braking effort will be required to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began June 18, 2004. The GM recall number is 04004.

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Suspension & Steering, November 27, 2002

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A right side tie rod end nut may not be tightened to specification, which could result in separation from the steering knuckle. If this occurs, unexpected vehicle steering may occur and could result in a crash. Dealers will tighten the tie rod end nut, and replace it if necessary. The recall began November 27, 2002. The GM recall number is 02058.

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2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500, Ringgold, GA

check eng. and security light came on ,when you turn switch off lights stayed on, now when you turn switch off the engine keep running ,security light on, and transmission isnt shifting right, how ...

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500, Georgetown, TX

Master lock switch on drivers door doesn't lock or unlock other doors anymore. Want to check fuses under drivers seat, but can't figure out how to open it. The seat is right over it, ev...

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500, Lenexa, KS

Need to replace oil pump in 2003 3500 s express van 6.0 Prob has already been diagnosed How big of a job is it to get the pan off?

Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500, Chicago, IL

What sensor or part controls the dial to show what gear you are in , The linkage underneath works fine I can put it in neutral and roll the van and it goes to any other gear but it shows it is stuc...

domic, 2003 Chevrolet Express 3500, Houston, TX

In a hot summer day the coolant temperature is above normal over 210F even running on highways, it will not drop to mid range. You could feel the transmission slowly giving up because it is so hot ...

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Engine and transmission is very poor

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