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Print this page 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.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • miles


2001 Chevrolet Astro van had to have all 4 outside door handles replaced. Each one had become cracked.

- Jeanerette, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 262002

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sliding passenger door no longer comes with a manual release for the open position. If the van is backed nose down on a hill the door will not stay open. Someone has to hold it. The friction plate can be tightened but that will eventually cause failure as that wear.

- Botheu, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 302001

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Side sliding door may close on foreward down hill, the door has friction type catch, older models had a cable control release

- West Minster, MD, USA

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