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Chevrolet Express 3500 Parts and Chevrolet Express 3500 Accessories

Chevrolet Express 3500: Fun Facts

  • The Chevrolet Express had a cargo variety commonly used by plumbers and electricians-basically to tow a variety of items or tools. Mostly, it is used for business purposes; but in the Netherlands, this Express is also marketed as a civilian vehicle, police van, and an ambulance. The police van is actually utilized by the Police of Amsterdam.

  • Chevrolet Express 3500 vehicles were featured in many movies and TV shows including CSI: Miami, Law and Order: Los Angeles, Fantastic Four, Spiderman 2, Contagion, Love Actually, Prison Break, Heroes, Monk, Leverage, Flash Forward, and many more. The list just goes on!

  • With technology moving forward, the Chevrolet Express 3500 is also now equipped with General Motors' OnStar system, which has become a leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security, and communications services. It operates with the use of wireless and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology.

  • The overall height of the regular wheelbase Chevrolet Express 3500 is 2,070 millimeters or 81.5 inches; its width is 2,012 millimeters or 79.2 inches; and its length is 5,692 millimeters or 224.1 inches. Imagine that!

  • The Chevrolet Express 3500 came in equipped with the StabiliTrak, General Motors' version of the electronic stability control (ESC). General Motors worked with Delphi Corporation to be able to achieve this safety technology. Later on, it was made standard to all GM SUVs and vans that were sold in the United States and Cananda. This feature helps the driver maintain his control over the vehicle and to avoid collisions-something that would really be helpful in a huge van like the Chevrolet Express 3500.

  • The Chevrolet Express 3500 was introduced in 2010 with a four-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy rated at 11 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. It had three doors and was available with a 1350inch wheelbase. Its width was an amazing 79.4 inches, and its length ranged from 224.1 to 244.1 inches. The curb weight on all of its trims was between 4,894 and 5,642 pounds. The awesome cargo bed had a depth of 51.9 inches and a cargo volume of 217.3 feet. It also came in with steel wheels, front air dam, and exterior mirrors.

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  • Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems

    The Chevrolet Express 3500 has always fared pretty well in the race of full-size passenger vans. With its superb driving dynamics and seating options, this vehicle is truly a classic. It still enjoys a reputation for reliability despite its close competition with other full-size vans. The Chevrolet Express 3500 is not at all flawless, though. Here are some common problems that showed up in this well-loved passenger van:

    Gas tank issues

    According to some Chevrolet Express 3500 owners, refueling this vehicle can at times be a burden to them. It takes about ten minutes just to fill up the tank with ten gallons of gasoline. This problem is due to the uneasy flow of gasoline through the intake tubes, which causes the filler pipe to overflow and the gas nozzle to shut off or spill out time after time. This is where the gas tank leaks come from. Eventually, these leaks cause some parts of the gas tank to corrode.


    There were reported incidents of difficulty in steering the Chevrolet Express 3500. This problem sometimes came with a loud, clunking noise, which could most likely be caused by a broken steering idler arm. Steering difficulty like this one could also result into braking problems, which could make you lose control over the Express 3500. Collisions and accidents could highly result from this defect.

    There was also a reported case before regarding the steering center link, which can be found underneath the front end of the Express 3500. This link, which connects the tie rods to the wheels, could show irregularities in its movement and cause the tires to wear quickly.


    Defective seatbelts are also among the common nuisances in a Chevrolet Express 3500. There were cases wherein the release button of a seatbelt failed, causing a passenger to get stuck in the vehicle for hours with the seatbelt on. Apparently, the seatbelt could not be unlatched because the buckle was damaged. There was also an incident when the seatbelts suddenly unlatched when the brakes were stepped on. Other times, Express 3500 owners would find the seatbelts inoperable. The latches were stiff, and it was too stressful to lock them.