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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,200 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #6

May 092004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

High stopped working on the fan, then the fan speeds knob didn't work at all, that was replaced, but the wiring must have gotten hot at one time because the wire connection was dark, a couple months later, the only fan direction that is working is defrost

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 202002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,197 miles
The fuel injector was leaking gasoline, and the gas ran through the electrical harness into the main computer. The dealer has been notified. Ts the speedometer had become inoperative. Scc

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 092002

Astro Van

  • miles
No summary.

- Geneva, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 022000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle was parked infront of garage, and consumer left vehicle with driver's side window left down. Next day, found instrument panel/plastic were melted, and there was a fire residue.

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 092000

Astro Van

  • miles
The routing of the wiring harness installed at the factory was placed against the heatsink on the rear of the radio assembly causing the insulation to burn to cause a total loss of this vehicle. Contact john a. reutter at superior investigations 727-848-3923 for further information and pictures.

- Ellenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 151998

Astro Van

  • miles
Vehicle was sitting in front of consumer's house when another consumer noticed smoke coming from vehicle. The fire started within electrical interior system.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

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