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

5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

1)ac compressor stopped working 2)compressor seized up, engine stopped running, and vehicle stopped on high traffic highway 3)sort belted serpentine belt.

- Lawrenceburg, KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 012001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65-70mph down hill serpentine belt tensioner fell off, resulting in loss of vehicle control. Consumer states there were no brakes or power steering and the instrument panel shut down.

- Burnsville, WV, USA

problem #4

Mar 292001

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light is on, and when brakes are applied stopping distance is not normal. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer has had numerous repairs on vehicle, differential was overhauled, windshield wipers work intermittenly, fule injection system was repaired, ignition switch cylinder was replaced, as well as alternator, the entire ABS system has been rebuilt, consumer states rattle sound from front of engine drivebelt was replaced as well as tensioner, also fule/air filter was replaced. Automatic transmission was replaced. Front and rear shocks were replaced.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 251998

Astro Van

  • miles

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

While driving the belt tensioner came off, causing the driver to lose control of vehicle. The dealer has not been notified.

- N. Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 011995

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fan belt failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 081996

Astro Van

  • miles
Drive belt broke while driving on freeway.

- Escandido, CA, USA

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