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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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072006

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


1. ? noticed condition while changing oil. 2.front sway bar sheared off on left side just before attachment point. 3. none yet.

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #1

May 092002

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would dip forward and left to right depending on the incline of the road, feels top heavy, stabilizer bars need to be installed to hold the body from leanning off the frame, almost resulting in control lost.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

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