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Crashes / Fires:
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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 #2

May 151999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles


Random failure of power booster on braking system. Complete loss of brakes.

- Prospect Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 201997

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stopping the truck it takes about 1 minute for the brake pedal to go down, and usually it goes all the way down to the floorboard of the truck and loses all of the braking power. Consumer states that ever since the power assist brakes were changed from vacuum to a hydraulic booster, the emergency brake is difficult to operate and weak, the vehicle can not be shifted to park until the engine is started and the rolling speed is sufficiently slow, and when stopped on a grede with the motor off, the foot operated brakes will fail.

- Blue Jay, CA, USA

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