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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:
47,650 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 232015

Astro Van

  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that the driver's side seat belt webbing failed to lock and was able to be pulled from the housing. The failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 325,000.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,300 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that the front seat belts do not work at all. He stated that the seat belts extend around his body, but fall to fasten. During sudden stops, the seat belt would extend until it ran out of slack, but failed to provide adequate restraint. General Motors acknowledged the failure and stated that the cost for the repair would be $200. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 95,300. Updated 01/07/08. Updated 12/12/07

- Manhein, PA, USA

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