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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 252005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Astro. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact found a recall notice inside the vehicle from when it was purchased. The recall letter pertains to the ignition coil wire. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 180,000.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 011997

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Spark plugs failed.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 241998

Astro Van

  • miles
Recall notice on the ignition coil wire received after failure occured resulting in burning of other components.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 041996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Distributor coil wire failed.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

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