Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

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.

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 - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312004

Astro Van

  • miles


While consumer was lifting the seat from the vehicle the back connection for the harness loosened, and the child fell inside the vehicle. This incident happened twice before. The child was not seriously injured, but was badly shaken up. Consumer tried several times to get in touch with the manufacturer.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 222002

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Integrated child seat has been replaced three times due to the harness clip not unlocking to get the child out. Seat was recalled NHTSA 99-V-009000 /manufacturer's recall # 980710, but has not remediexd consumers problem.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

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