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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 012002

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Belt tensioner casing cracked/broken around mount bolt, causing loss of belt tension, power assisted steering, and power assisted braking. Throttle control pedal "sticks" and excessive pressure must be applied to overcome resistance. Brake pedal could not be depressed until excessive force was applied with both feet, occurred twice at very slow speeds while cresting a short steep incline and turning to the right to park, cause yet unknown.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 052001

Astro Van

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- El Segundo, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 011998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine uses 1 quart of oil per 2000 miles. Nlm

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Vehicle stalls and would not start.

- North Merr, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 101999

Astro Van

  • miles
Security light kept coming on. Then car would not start, then took to dealer, and the fuel pump had to be changed. One week later, vehicle would not start again, changed the sensor. Two weeks later, vehicle would not start once again. Towed truck to dealer, and they took out the dash and replaced a switch.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 301998

Astro Van

  • miles
Roblems that I have listed are only the icing on the cake. I have several other problems and such as : oil coller inlet, rear main seal, extention housing leaking.my front end alignment wanders, problems with keyless remote and factory alarm.roof rack was improperly installed, cigarettte lighter falls out, glove box light switch defective, raido speakers not propertly installled. When tensioner failed, there was a loud noise from the front end, so I decided to get off the busy road to find out where the noise came from. My steering also went out;I had my children with me on a busy road speed limit 45.I went to make a left had turn and had extreme difficulty in turning my wheel. I had to unbuckle my seatbelt; to pull on the steering wheel with all my body weight, and still couldn't make the turn, I had to back up and try to turn again.I continue to have frontend, window, fuel injection, doors not wanting to lock and unlock properly and I still continue to have these problems. I feel that this Chevrolet, Astro is a very unsafe vehicle to be driving. Any info you can give me on this vehicle would be greatly appericated. Thank you laurie hoekzema.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 191999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles

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

While driving at high speeds between 40-70 mph vehicle will suddenly lose all power and shut down without warning. Dealer has been contacted.

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Check engine light comes on, possible engine failure.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #1

May 081998

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls and shuts down, giving the driver no indication. Vehicle was repaired under a recall and the problem still exists. The dealer has been notified.

- Novato, CA, USA

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