Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2003 GMC Astro has a reliable reputation and a very low number of complaints.

Much like it's mechanically identical counterpart, the Chevy Astro, the Safari was built on a truck powertrain. So not only can you haul lots of gear inside, but you can tow up to 5,500 pounds of gear behind you too. That's a lot of stuff.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,800 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 GMC Safari brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262007

Safari Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,800 miles


The contact owns a 2003 GMC Safari. The vehicle was parked and the contact smelled something burning. He lifted the hood and noticed the clamp that held the brake line was on fire. The contact extinguished the fire, and the vehicle was towed to his residence. He changed the brake line hose, and drove the vehicle for about a mile at 35 mph. The contact parked the vehicle, and noticed that the brakes were failing when he attempted to shift the vehicle to the drive position. He looked under the hood and realized that the brake line was hot again. The vehicle was towed back to his residence and inspected by a mechanic. The cause of failure has not been determined. The current mileage was 40,924, and failure mileage was 40,800.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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