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

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,628 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.

1996 Chevrolet Astro Van body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 082004

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,903 miles

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

While driving passenger's side door came off due to defective plastic.

- Hermitage, PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 182003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles
Sliding door has been scraping since it was purchased, and came completely off the track today. Mechanic says it is missing a stop to prevent this from happening, and that he had never seen a sliding door come off completely before.

- Montgomery, WV, USA

problem #9

May 012001

Astro Van

  • miles
Doors in back of vehicle broke from top of handle to bottom of handle. Handle was defective. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Salemburg, NC, USA

problem #8

Nov 132000

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Inside door handle out of adjustment.

- Palos Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 131996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door lock actuators failed.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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problem #6

Apr 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Slider door failed.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Armrest upholstery cracked.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Side door failed.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sliding door failed.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #2

May 211996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door weather strip replaced.

- Pico Rivera, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 301996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sliding door does not close properly.

- Idyllwild, CA, USA

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