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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 GMC Safari engine problems

engine problem

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2003 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


My GMC 2003 Safari only has 28,000 miles on it and I have had it towed twice due to a DEXCOOL problem. I tried to keep driving but it finally broke down totally. They towed it to the Dealer in Cincinnati where I bought it and it cost me $1,600.00 to have it fixed! They said I had to pay it because the law suit for the dexcool was already settled. I feel this is so unfair with many of us that have a GMC with the dexcool problems. I have to pay for THEIR mistake. I am very angry.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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