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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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,059 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 242003

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,059 miles

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

Consumer stated the vehicle stalled and the vehicle had no brakes or power. The consumer stated smoke came from under the hood. The mechanic found the positive battery cable was routed in a way that the steering linkage rubbed against it and shorted out.

- Winchester, VA, USA

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