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Print this page Notes: The 2005 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 2005 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 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.

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.

2005 Chevrolet Astro Van electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 212013

Astro Van

  • 24,500 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Astro van. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told the wiring harness was installed incorrectly. The wiring harness was connected to the exhaust and that shorted out the alternator and the starter. The failure mileage was and current mileages were 24,500.

- Little Compton, RI, USA

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