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

3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,749 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 #12

Jun 102007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that the windshield wipers stop working without warning. The failure occurs intermittently. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 80,000 and failure mileage was 75,000.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #11

Feb 052005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,490 miles
Windshield wipers failed to operate at times when switched on. When they did operate, the wiper high speed function would not work. This is the identical problem that existed with my 1996 Chevrolet Blazer. The Blazer was subject to a recall for a faulty wiper control module, which fixed the problem. Both vehicles use the same type of wiper control module, which appears to lose a connection on the module.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 262004

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The windshield wipers failed intermittently which caused poor visibility while driving in inclement weather. Please add any additional information.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 192003

Astro Van

  • 50,000 miles

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

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 #8

Jan 042004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
Wiper control intermittent during wet weather, wipers on and stay on when switch placed to off. Washer motor inoperable. Combination switch replaced with no help. Reference recall for 1997 models.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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problem #7

Jan 232004

(reported on)

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The windshield wipers worked intermittently while in use. There was a recall #03V159000 w on the make/model and year, however the vehicle identification number was not included.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Oct 102002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 main complaints: 1. wipers work sometimes- will cut on and not off, will not work at all, or will work only at high wiper speed- dealer said that this was covered by a recall but when I picked up the van after the dealer fixed it (replaced circuit board) I was told that recall did not include 98 Astro. 2. paint on hood of van suddenly started to crack- has only occurred on hood 3. front end problems- causing tires to wear out sooner than expected, loud popping/clunking noise from front end, dealer says that problem is with idler arms and ball joints.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 152002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,500 miles
Wipers intermittent on when raining. Wipers will stay on steady when intermittent is selected, washer inoperative.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 022002

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
While using windshield wipers they would work intermittently. Dealer has been contacted.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152002

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently or stop during operation. Dealer and manufacturer were not notified at this time. It was probably bad solder joints. The circuit board was replaced.

- Horicon, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 142002

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
The windshield wipers would sporadically quit working. Then they quit working entirely. We just got back from the dealership with a $150 bill. I have heard of a lot of people having this problem with this van.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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