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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 172001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Loss of braking due to defective rotors deteriorating from within. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not covered under a recall or warranty. Consumer stated that the dealer admitted that this was a common problem with metallic brake linings, the steel peels away from the rotors.

- Clawson, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 071999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
The failure of anti-lock brakes to work properly (wheels lock up), has caused me to slide into an intersection and almost get broadsided, and it has caused me to nearly slide into a truck in a parking lot. The front rotors have had to be turned 7 times - 6 in the last 13 months. The brakes will pulsate because the rotors warp about every 2 months.

- Mesick, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 271997

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors failed causing brakes to squeak.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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