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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van accessories - exterior problems

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 281998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


During normal operation of vehicle, it sounds as if an explosion occurs in the front end of vehicle. This has occurred four times, and dealership replaced both front brake calipers twice. Also, found a short in the fuel pump. Has not examined vehicle for the last incident. Consumer states brake pedal is very soft and sometimes goes to the floor, the calipers break and cause a loud noise, consumer states braking power has been lost on three occasions. Vehicle stalled on one occasion. Consumer no longer drives this vehicle. Left side door lock inoperative, dealer replaced the actuator. Right side upper control arm bolts loose causing noise, left rear leaf spring U bolt mispositioned hitting axle tube, causing knocking noise.

- South Ozone Park, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 291997

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sliding door lock release failed.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 111996

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sliding door has a tendency to stay shut, not opening from the inside. After dealer makes repairs, the problem reoccurs ranging from a week to several weeks. Also, often hard to open from outside.

- Rawlins, WY, USA

problem #1

Aug 281996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner had difficulty shutting the door once in open position. After shutting and then pulling away, sliding door opened.

- Merimar , FL, USA

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