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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 #6

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 #5

Feb 151999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
Consumer states the throttle would sticks intermittently, vehicle been to the dealer on two occasion yet the problem reoccurs. Nlm

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 042001

Astro Van

  • miles
Cruise control fails to disengage in neutral and reverse. Inadequate shift lever detent action results in inadvertant shifting into reverse. July 4, 2001:with cruise control engaged at 55 mph, operator mistakenly shifts from overdrive into neutral (thinking he is shifting from 3rd to overdrive). Engine begins to race when cruise control fails to disengage. While attempting to return to overdrive, operator shifts into lower gear due to inadequate detent action in shift lever. Engine races faster (cruise control still engaged). Operator shifts into reverse while attempting to locate overdrive due to inadequate detent action in shift lever. Cruise control remains engaged causing high speed reversal of drive wheels resulting in loss of vehicle control. Vehicle spins out and rolls on side. California highway patrol local report number 2001070020 (el dorado county).

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 192001

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles

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

Vehicle pulled into parking lot at vet clinic and due to a mechanical malfuction, accelereted and struck vet building. Put vehichle in reverse in an attempt to back away from the building, and the vehicle accelerated again, travling in reverse across a busy road (thankfully no cars were coming) and struck a house with the rear of the vehicle.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 192001

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle pulled into parking lot at vet clinic and due to a mechanical malfuction, accelered and struck vet building. Put vehichle in reverse in an attempt to back away from the building, and the vehicle accelerated again, travling in reverse across a busy road (thankfully no cars were coming) and struck a house with the rear of the vehicle.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 011999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Due to the defective accelerator that binds vehicle would not slow down when foot is off accelerator pedal or when applying accelerator pedal. Vehicle surges forward which may result in a crash. Dealer replaced the throttle body, but the problem still exists.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

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