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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.


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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 141999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles


The sliding door on the passenger's side does not lock when the door is pushed back. The door will shut on the slightest movement. Which could cause injuries to occupants when entering or exiting the vehicle. The manufacture/dealer has been notified about the problem. The dealer could not rectify.

- Hamden, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 011999

Astro Van

  • miles
Parked uphill or incline position sliding door unlatches which may cause injuries to the occupant in the doorway.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 251998

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Door latches do not hold the vehicles' door open when parked on incline/decline position causing injury to consumer when slammed by door when entering vehicle.

- Tenafly, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 251998

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
When the vehicle is parked on a decline the doors do not lock in an open position after opening and slam shut.

- Tenafly, NJ, USA

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