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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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Astro Van transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 282004

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • 61,000 miles


Astro Van all wheel drive. We heard a noise like a loose fan belt while driving. Upon investigation it was louder in reverse and then the car would not backup. It does go forward but is shifting slow from first. With only 61,000 miles, we were wondering if others had experienced this problem. I will post more after we get it to the transmission shop.

- , Indianola, IA, USA

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