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.

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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.

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 engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 022003

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 40 mph consumer heard a loud knocking noise coming from the rear. The brakes failed, and power steering malfunctioned. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Consumer inspected the vehicle, and noticed that the belt tensioner fell off.

- Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 121999

Astro Van

  • miles
Spring loaded belt tensioner fell off of vehicle causing loss of power. Mjs

- E. Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 161998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fan belt failed twice.

- Chino, CA, USA

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