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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

May 112010

Astro Van

  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Astro. While changing one of the tires the contact noticed that the cable which holds the spare tire underneath the vehicle was severely corroded. While the contact was performing his owns repair to replace the cable, it fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 153,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 042004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Paint is peeling and cracking on my 1997 Chevrolet Astro. While under warrenty the roof was repainted. Soon it started to crack but dealer would not help. As a owner of several GM vehicles I feel my van should be repainted for free since this is a known defect of GM. All I am asking for is for GM to pay to have my van fully repainted. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you. Anthony O. hooper.

- Ewa Beach, HI, USA

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