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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:
80,500 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.

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

May 302016

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that on several occasions, the brake lights and hazard lights failed. The contact stated that if the brake pedal was depressed and the hazard light switch was moved around the lights would function as intended. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V099000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 07/13/16 the consumer stated the brake lights only worked, if the hazard light switch was forced to one side and held in place. Updated 07/13/16.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 312009

Astro Van

  • 161,000 miles
Hazard lights stop working and causes the trailer lights not to work( no left turn, right turn or brakes to trailer harness). Signals and brakes on van works okay but no hazards.

- Felton, DE, USA

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