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.


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2003 GMC Safari seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162007

Safari 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased booster seats for our grandchildren. A certified inspector showed us that all four rear seat belts do not lock when pulled quickly indicating that the seatbelts would not restrain the child in an accident (or an adult either). Took the vehicle back to the dealer. Dealer claims the seatbelts lock when you brake hard, but are not made for children's booster seats. We are under the impression that vehicles made after 2001 had to have the appropriate seatbelts for child safety.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

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