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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jan 242003

(reported on)

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The wipers will work intermittently to non operational when needed. The motor has been replaced.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #25

Jul 192002

Astro Van

  • miles
Wipers quit working during heavy rain storm, switch position made no difference. After several minutes they started working again, only to fail working after a short period of time. This happened (4) more times during our driving time of 6 hours returning home from vacation.

- Brook Park, OH, USA

problem #24

Apr 232001

Astro Van

  • miles
Windshield wipers not operable. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Innapolis, IN, USA

problem #23

Oct 012000

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Wiper control module failed, consumer states some Astro vans have recalls regarding this same type of failure.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #22

Sep 012000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sometimes windshield wipers work fine/some times windshield wipers will go fast, even on intermittent basis, and some times they don't work at all. There was a recall on wipers mulfunctions during the previous year and the consumer believes that this problem is the same as the 95 models. The A/C hose assembly failed twice and was repaired, but it failed again.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #21

Jan 012001

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers become inoperable in rainy weather conditions due to cracks in solder joints. Because of bad design of electrical cable connection to the circuit board, there were frequent failures of windshield wipers.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 292000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While using windshield wipers they will quit working. No sign that windshield motor is working. Replaced pulse wiper board.

- Long Beach, MS, USA

problem #19

Aug 082000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Windshield wipers fail to actuate, stop actuating during intermittent mode, or do not actuate unless toggled on/off several times.

- Macedon, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 092000

Astro Van

  • miles
We also own a 1995 S10 pickup and we had the same problem with the windshield wipers. It was corrected with NHTSA campaign id number: 98V150001.

- Canyon, TX, USA

problem #17

Jun 202000

Astro Van

  • miles
Wipers often quit and won't start back many times during a rainstorm.

- Hitchins, KY, USA

problem #16

Mar 132000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Wiper would not turn on because of wiper control module failure.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 212000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Intermittently windshield wipers become inoperable, obstructing the view of the driver. A recall has been issued on various makes and models. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. Mamufacturer has been notified.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #14

Nov 291999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Erratic operation of the windshield wiper motor. Sometimes windshield wipers come on, and sometimes they don't. they will work on high speed for a little while. The dealer has been contacted.

- Lakecity, MI, USA

problem #13

Nov 241999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper will work intermittently, causing poor visibility. Dealer replaced circuit and modules.

- Narcoossee, FL, USA

problem #12

Jul 301999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers would not work properly when in use. Would work intermittently on different mode settings. Sometimes stopped on their own & then restared on their own. This caused the driver to have poor visibility during rain.

- Lynwood, NJ, USA

problem #11

Oct 011999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently during rain storms, they will just shut down in the middle of operation. Dealer has been contacted.

- Sidney, OH, USA

problem #10

Sep 221999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wipers work intermittently. Currently have not been working for weeks. Dealer says they are not on recall.

- Greennsboro, NC, USA

problem #9

May 101999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers would cut off in the middle of performance. This would happen intermittently. Dealer replaced module.

- Narcoossee, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 051999

Astro Van

  • miles
A vehicle with 45,000 miles should not have a wiper motor failure.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 301999

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Windshield wipers intermittently do not work. Has happened during all sorts of conditions. When stopped, moving, etc.. last time failure occurred when vehicle was on a major highway in a driving rainstorm. When Chevrolet was contacted on June 30, 1999, they stated there was a recall for this problem. It is for the pulse printed circuit board and the number is 97V043. When they checked our VIN, I was informed it did not apply to our vehicle. This condition is potentially life threatening and should be investigated. Several other Chevy Astro owners have stated they also have had problems similiar to this.

- Avon, IN, USA

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