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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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
164,770 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 152013

Astro Van V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,710 miles


Abs system engages at slow speeds at stopping, causing van not to stop and for driver to panic and had to slam on brakes in hopes for van to stop before intersection. Oil pressure gauge drops and bounces when brakes are applied.

- , Middletown, IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072013

Astro Van V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,810 miles

Again, abs engages at slow stopping speeds causing van not to stop unless breaks are applied hard.

- , Middletown, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262013

Astro Van V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,790 miles

Abs acts up when stopping at slow speeds and messes with oil pressure

- , Middletown, IA, USA

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