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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that there was a short circuit in the electric switch for the outside side view mirror. The failure caused heat damage that ignited a fire in the driver side door. The entire van was engulfed in flames. The fire occurred in the driveway of the contact's residence. A police report was filed and no one was injured. The fire department extinguished the fire. The current and failure mileages were 130,000.

- Greensburg, IN, USA

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