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 2002 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 2002 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:
103,508 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.

2002 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092014

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • 100,145 miles


I was driving and all of a sudden, the dash lights went out and the car died. I lost power steering, and I coasted to the side of the road. Come to find out the fuse box was hot and there was a few fuses that were blown. I replace the blown fuses and drove home. When I got home and turned off the van, I couldn't get it start I looked at the same fuse and they were blown again. The van now sits in the driveway till I figure this out. Because it is too dangerous to drive.

- Cameron, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 132011

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • 106,872 miles
ABS coming on at very low speeds on dry pavement (under 5mph/8kmh). It doesn't do it every time, but quite often at low speeds, like coming to a red light, stop sign or parking. Of course, there is no need for the ABS come on at such low speeds and especially not on dry pavement.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

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