Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,875 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 052004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


While driving at 15 mph and after applying the brakes vehicle did not stop. Consumer took the vehicle to a mechanic, who found that the ABS sensor malfunctioned. ABS sensor was also replaced by the mechanic, and it was described as a sensor failure.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,750 miles
ABS activares at 4 to 6mph 25 to 35% of time. Need to push brake peddle to floor in order to stop. Chevrolet knows of defect tsb 02-05-25-006A Dec-02 tbs title ABS activates at low speeds chev should recall and fix known braking problem.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

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