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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.

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 222003

Astro Van

  • miles

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

The vehicle stalled without warning, while traveling 80 mph.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012000

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission has to be rebuilt due to bad shifting. Also, engine rod bearing was making a kocking sound that forced replacement. Crack in cooling system had to replace seal.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152000

Astro Van

  • miles
Tensioner arm housing broke off of engine block rendering vehicle undriveable. Transmission slipped between 2 & 3 & 4 gears. Replaced transmission with new GM trans. No monetary relief from GM was received.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 071999

Astro Van

  • miles
Plastic pulley on belt tensioner desentegraded causing arm to bust off engine block while traveling on interstate in middle lane. Surprised by loss of brake pedal while pulling over to emergency lane in heavy traffic! glad my wife was not driving the van at this time. My opinion is that not only is this a cheap part, but possibly dangerous in certain conditions. Not to mention stranded 40 miles from home.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil pan gasket failed, resulting in leakage.

- Huntington, CA, USA

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