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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,750 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 151997

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


I have a 1996 Chevrolet Astro van. I've replaced the driver and passenger side power window motor's four times, each. Our company has 26 vehicles, all Astro van's and all have the same problem. I just received a recall notice about the wiper motor on this vehicle. The power window motor definitely is more of a problem. I can't believe that there hasn't been a recall. In the winter, you'll being driving, lower the window and all of a sudden can't get it up. It's even more of a problem when it rains. Please check into this. I first replaced the motor on both sides @ 19,000 mile, than 39,000 miles and so on. When I called GM to complain the customer service rep was stone cold; couldn't care less! if you check into this you'll see it's a majpor problem.

- Eldersburg, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 201996

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Chevrolet Astro van 1996. The drivers window motor stopped working about 6 months after purchase, was repaired, then it stopped working again about a 6 months later. The Chevrolet dealer will not fix it because they say it is out of warranty. Still unusable.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 061998

Astro Van

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 111996

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side window motor inoperative.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

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