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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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,436 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Astro Van wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112010

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • 91,522 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that when he purchased the preowned vehicle, the dealer replaced all of the tires. The sidewall on all four advanta SUV spectra, size P215-70R-16 tires were cracked. The tires had less than 21,000 miles on them when the failure was discovered. The tires were replaced. The failure and current mileages were approximately 91,500. Updated 12/02/10 the consumer stated he has the invoice for the new tires. Updated 12/07/10

- Butternut , WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 202007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,350 miles
Traveling South on California interstate 5, after tejon pass in southern California, the right rear tire of our 2005 Chevy Astro ls minivan just blew out. The tire was Bridgestone dueler (size P215 70 R16 99S). I was driving within the speed limit of 65 mph. The freeway road surface was clean and the weather was sunny and clear. There's no debris or road hazard on the freeway. I called emergency roadside assistance to replace the blown out tire with the spare. I ended up buying a new replacement tire. I was able to save only a small portion of the blown out tire. Fortunately, there's no injury. The incident happened July 20, 2007 about 1:30 P. M. the whole front part of the tire were shredded to pieces.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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