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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:
152,306 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,306 miles


4 cooper trendsetter were put on my van 6/18/07. On 9/6/07 I was driving on I4, and the left rear tire had a major failure. I felt the van start to weave, and at that time I thought it was the wind. The tire then just went completely flat. I was doing about 70 mph., and managed to bring the van to a stop. A major accident was averted. When I looked at the tire, large pieces of the tread were missing, the steel belts were visible and broken, and a hole was in the sidewall. I had run over nothing, and the tires had 970 miles on them. The dot number on the tire was 3dhf C2T 469 F13L. After I got home, I checked the web, and found that there was a recall on this style tire. Recall 147. The dot number didn't match. I did call cooper tire, and they have put it in as a insurance claim. There was some damage to the rear panel when the tire separated. I told them that I was nervous driving on these tires, but they kept it as a insurance claim. I am replacing all the tires for peace of mind. Updated 12/12/07

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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