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

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,938 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 112004

Astro Van 4WD 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

While braking at low speed the ABS would cause extended stopping distance. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Front wheel speed sensor replaced. Left front window hangs when going up. Window tracke lubed. Pads and rotors replaced. Rer brake adjusted. Brake pedal kicked up when almost to a stop. Replaced brake calipers/rotors/ backing plates and removed sensors and cleaned rust build up on sensor and hub assemblies. Both idler amrs and front and rear shocks were replaced due to front end play.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 282004

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,500 miles
Passenger front power window failed. Driver side front power window intermittent.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #6

Feb 192003

Astro Van

  • 50,000 miles
While driving at any speed windshield wipers only worked intermittently. When the windshield wipers were turned off, the blades stopped in the middle of the windshield. Also, washer fluid did not eject like intended. There was a problem with the electric windows moving up or down on demand. There were times when the windows got stuck in the up position or in the down positions.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 302003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

First, the driver side power window works only sometimes. Second, the windshield wipers work only part of the time. It may take 5-10 minutes to come on and then might only swipe 2-3 times. Lastly, rough shifting in transmission.

- Clinton, AR, USA

problem #4

Nov 022000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
The window is sticking open.

- Bellwood, IL, USA

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problem #3

Nov 022000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
The window is sticking open.

- Bellwood, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic window inoperable, due to switch failure.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power window failed.

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

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