Chevrolet Express 3500 Recalls
The cable for the transmission shift lever may separate, meaning the transmission shift lever position and the transmission indicator may no longer correlate. If this were to occur, the vehicle may not move in the expected direction. Dealers will inspect the transmission shift cable assembly and replace it if needed. The recall began August 19, 2004. The GM recall number is 04061.
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.
Some vans may have been produced with seat belt assemblies containing a latch with a brittle condition that may not withstand the forces specified by the standards. This may mean the belt would not restrain the seat occupants as needed in a crash. Dealers will replace the safety belt buckle. The recall began May 7, 2004. The GM recall number is 04025.
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.
The rear license plate light socket may corrode from water entry and melt. The rear license plate lamp may work intermittently and the left rear tail lamp may be inoperative. Passengers would notice an odor and smoke, and if ignored, the plastic could ignite into a fire. Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The recall began July 21, 2003. The GM recall number is 03031.
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.
On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of 8500 or 8600 pounds, the pitman arm may not be tightened properly to the steering linkage. If separation occurs, loss of vehicle control would happen and a crash could occur. Dealers will tighten the pitman arm nut to specification, or replace it if it is missing. The recall began December 10, 2002. The GM recall number is 02063.
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.
Some vans may be missing a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to bearing separation, and would illuminate the ABS Warning Lamp. The driver would notice a grinding noise, a decrease in vehicle speed, and the steering would pull in the direction of the affected wheel. This could lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly, and replace it if it is missing the retaining nut. The recall began November 13, 2002.