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Print this page Notes: The 2003 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 2003 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:
66,000 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.

2003 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 192005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


The consumer stated that while driving the exterior driver side mirror flew off onto the highway. The consumer did not notice if the mirror was loose before he entered the vehicle. The consumer stated that the mirror started moving and he tried to reach out through the window and grab the mirror but could not catch the mirror and it almost hit another vehicle that was driving behind him. There was no indication that the mirror had been hit prior to this incident. There was very little glue where the mirror had previously been attached. The vehicle had not been inspected to determine why the mirror had come off. The manufacturer had not been contacted. (12/07/05)

- Olmstead Township, OH, USA

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