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

10.0

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

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 262010

Astro Van

  • miles

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

1996 Chevy Astro lf torsion bar broke. Luckily it happened after my wife went on an 800 mile trip. Dealer replaced with newly designed shorter bar. Front now a lot lower than original. Dealer did not require or insist the other one be fixed at this time. They adjusted the camber of the wheel to offset the lower lf of the car. After reading other complaints on this board it was clearly a design flaw and should be remedied by GM. They knew--or at least found out about it--otherwise they would not have redesigned the part. They should pay for replacements on both sides. What does it take?

- Centerville, UT, USA

problem #8

Jul 061998

Astro Van

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #7

Apr 242000

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
For a car that is only four years old, this one has far too many equipment failures. I would imagine that this car would be considered a lemon by most people. When we first got it the brakes would slow you down and at 10 mph as you were approaching the stop or the rear end of another car, they would fail to stop you completely. The dealer who sold us the car agreed to fix that. Next the front end started shaking so violently it would throw the cups out of the holders in the front of the van. We took the car to our local Chevy dealership and they said they fixed them. Only 10,000 miles later we had to take it back in to have the rotors turned again as they were warped again. They unjustly accused me of riding the brakes, which I do not do. This time they replaced the brake pads on the front disc brakes. I requested that they do that the first time and the refused to do so. They have not been able, nor have they made much effort to find the electrical problems other than the windshield wiper relay. I am worried about my childrens safety in this vehicle given the number of numerous failures of various equipment on this one vehicle.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #6

Jul 181999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary

- Bolton Ontario, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 141999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
This failure occurred when vehicle was parked. If failure occurred at 70mph the result could have been extensive damage including the possibility of death.

- Bau City, MI, USA

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problem #4

Jul 071999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
When vehicle is being driven there is a clicking noise, and premature wear of the tires due to defectiv efront idle arms. Vehicle can not pass state inspection. Dealer indicated that idle arms and tires needed to be replaced. Also, a front wheel alignment was needed.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 041998

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Right and left idle has too much to give, causing excessive tire wear. The dealer has been notified.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 301996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle misaligned, causing premature tire wear.

- Idyllwild, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 031996

Astro Van

  • miles
Vehicle pulls strongly to right whenever brakes are applied. (first vehicle on 601552)

- Tinley Par, IL, USA

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