1st Generation (1996—2018) Express Problems

This generations ranks 22nd out of 85 Chevrolet generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (21%), body (20%), and the fuel system (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Van Starts, Then Dies Randomly 1 complaints at an average of 25,000 miles in the 1999 Chevrolet Express.
  2. Fuel Pump Keeps Failing 1 complaints at an average of 70,000 miles in the 1997 Chevrolet Express.
  3. Torque Converter Failure 2 complaints at an average of 60,000 miles in the 2009 Chevrolet Express.

What Express Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Chevrolet model years.

Watch out for the 1999 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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