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Print this page Notes: The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,467 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.

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1999 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 022005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,800 miles


Caller says the accelerator sticks on vehicle. When getting in and hitting accelerator it will not move. When push ing hader it will go faster than expected. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 192001

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Accelerator sticks on starting out, dealer advised that problem was due to carbon build up in throttle body and is normal. This is not a normal problem and I suspect a design problem, as no other manufacture I have heard of has this problem, dealer did advise they were having problems with Chevrolet pickups. I contacted General Motors for assistance in a refund and to notify them of the defect on 8/2/2001 verbally and put in a written claim on 8/14/2001 in a letter. I was advised via telephone 11/19/2001 that no assistance would be provided and that carbon build-up causing a sticking accel. Was a normal maintaince item. It may be normal on an Astro, but it sure is not on any car that I am aware of or have driven in the last 38 years.

- Williamstown, WV, USA

problem #4

Aug 292000

Astro Van

  • miles
02/01- differential failed, dealer estimate to repair $3000;02/01 - O2 sensor and seals failed; 08/00 - transmission failed;03/00 windshield leaks, was replaces; 03/00 rear doors leak, weatherstripping replaced;03/00 complained numerous times about front driver seat moving when brakes replaced;vehicle hesitates when gas pedal is pressed; when pressing on brake, you also press on gas pedal.

- Glenwood, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 252000

Astro Van

  • miles


While attempting to stop the consumers foot hit both the brake and accelerator pedal causing the vehicle not to stop, consumer believes the brake pedal and accelerator are too close together. Nlm

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 152001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator malfunctions and some times accelerator will stick on immediately after depressing it. The vehicle is unsafe.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Feb 162000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pedal was too close to accelerator pedal. The brake pedal was bent to the right, and the driver's foot became lodged under the brake pedal, preventing her from stopping the vehicle, resulting in an accident.

- Finleyville, PA, USA

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