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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles


When applying brakes on dry pavement pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, and resulting in a collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and the driver's seat belt did not lock up.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 052000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver rearend vehicle in front with a 35mph - 40 mph impact due to brake failure. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, and driver's seatbelt did not lock up, causing loss of protection and injuries.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 302000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Passenger's side seat belt will not disengage from the housing mechanism, thus preventing any usage of the seat belt. Consumer has contacted dealer, parts has yet to be replaced.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

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