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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.

5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1)ac compressor stopped working 2)compressor seized up, engine stopped running, and vehicle stopped on high traffic highway 3)sort belted serpentine belt.

- Lawrenceburg, KY, USA

problem #7

Sep 012000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sometimes windshield wipers work fine/some times windshield wipers will go fast, even on intermittent basis, and some times they don't work at all. There was a recall on wipers mulfunctions during the previous year and the consumer believes that this problem is the same as the 95 models. The A/C hose assembly failed twice and was repaired, but it failed again.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 231999

Astro Van

  • miles
We bought this van as a conversion van. We have been very unhappy with the perofrmance of the van. We have had the airconditing repaired twice. The battery failed many times. One time the alternator was replaced. There has always been a clonking noise when braking that the dealer can identify. The tires wore out just after they were a year old. The van has also been taken to the dealer for numerous other repairs.( dot number: )

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air conditioner failed.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner compressor failed.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Temperature control switch failed.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 121996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner knob failed.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 011997

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner knob inoperative.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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