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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004 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 2004 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.

1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,000 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.

2004 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142013

Astro Van

  • 133,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until after three attempts. The contact shifted into drive and then the vehicle lost all power. The contact pumped the accelerator pedal, waited ten minutes and the vehicle resumed its normal operation. The failure occurred on a regular basis. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The dealer diagnosed the failure and stated that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The dealer assured the contact that after paying for the repair, the failure would be resolved. The fuel pump, starter, motor mounts, and generator were all replaced; however, the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 133,000. The current mileage was 134,249.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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