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

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 281998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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 #5

Jun 012001

Astro Van

  • miles
While stopping or slowing down brakes will make some noise. Contacted dealer, and the dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 262000

Astro Van

  • miles
On Aug 26 2000 I had front disc brake pads replaced and in checking the master cylinder it was discovered that the brake fluid was contaminated I brought the vehicle to the dealer mentioned and his service dept stated that this was done by someone who changed the oil dipped his finger inside with a little grease and contaminated the fluid it was also stated that the brake fluid contained algy also the brake fluid in the master cylinder was very low it seems that the service dept.finds ways and excuses when the vehicle is under warranty not to fix the problem but instead offers excuses for the problem this problem can be a very dangerous situation on the interstate highways it is my opinion that this should be investigated as this may not be the only complaint of this kind as further information the brake fluid was almost black in color all mechanics I have spoken to say this is not a normal situation I am going to let them flush the system and refill it at the cost of $80 to $100 even though under extended warranty but this is a potentialy dangerous situation

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 231999

Astro Van

  • miles

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

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 #2

Sep 271996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver experiencing grinding noise at slow speeds while applying the brakes.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes continually make noise.

- Upland, CA, USA

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