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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,200 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012001

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have owned 3 Chevy Astro vans. 1995/2001/1998/ in the 1995 and in the one I have now 1998 the windshield wipers fail to work. They come on when there is no rain and don't come on when it rains. I spoke to a service man and he told me that many of the Astro vans have that problem. A delay in winshield wipers

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 012002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • miles
Windshield wipers stop working without warning. When the wipers would stop, manual movement would successfully activate them. The service manager suggested that the controller circuit board seemed to be the cause.

- Warrensburg, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 122003

Astro Van

  • miles
Consumer stated had problem with recall #03-V-159-000 concerning windshield wipers. Dealer would not repair because VIN was not included.

- Mechanicsburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 112003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • miles
Intermittently, the windshield wipers were inoperable, obstructing the driver's views. A recall had been issued on similar makes and models, however, the vehicle was not included due to the VIN.

- Garfield Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

May 122003

Astro Van

  • 116,000 miles
While driving windshield wipers work intermittently. Dealer notified.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

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