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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2001 Chevy Astro Van has a solid reputation with very low complaint rates. The only problem now is finding one with low miles.

Not only is the 2001 Astro Van reliable, but since they were built on a truck powertrain, they can tow 5,500/5,000 lbs (RWD/AWD) -- almost double what other minivans can.

The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.

3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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.

2001 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that the exterior rear door handle failed without warning. It was difficult to open the door. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they replaced the rear door handle and mechanism. The failure recurred, but the vehicle has not been repaired again. The failure mileage was 34,000 and current mileage was 135,000. Updated 02/05/09 updated 02/06/09. (jb

- Wind Gap, PA, USA

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