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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 012002

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Consumer stated vehicle leaked oil from the timing cover and engine oil pan. (consumer no longer owns vehicle)

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #12

Jun 052002

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle keeps dying on road. Mechanic cannot find the cause. Also, sometimes vehicle does not start at all. Consumer can be riding along and vehicle cuts off, causing consumer to shift neutral or drift to the side, and get it restarted.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #11

Jul 232001

Astro Van

  • miles
Chronic engine knock that is normal.

- C Falls, OH, USA

problem #10

Apr 222001

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Consumer states vehicle makes loud screeching noises whenever it is moving, possibly engine related.

- Wyoming, DE, USA

problem #9

Apr 241999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
As you can see, I have had numerous problems with this van. The dealer nor Chevrolet have offered any assistance saying that after 36,000 miles they are not responsible. Obviously, there is something wrong with this car. I am a single mom and I cannot pay my car payment plus repairs every month. I cannot trade it in because I owe too much on it. If I turn it in, I do not have credit to buy another car. Can you assist me in any way? no safety defect listed.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #8

Jun 011998

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
Fast engine idle, intermittant, high ambient temp. No "chk eng" or "stored codes" van will intermittantly accellerate to 45 to 62 mph with no pedal. Several near accidents. Frequently must use brakes or low gear to hold 45-55 mph dealers make excuse over warranty while admiting it is a safety problem, but no real interest from several levels of mgmt. 3 yr problem, dealer serv has only seen malfunction once with computer tool pluged in but said "no problem indicated" while seeing the fast idle. Can I get an incident number to take to the dealer?

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #7

Aug 252000

(reported on)

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles

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

Occurance 1) engine stopped without warning while approcahing an intersection. The resulting loss of power caused a severe control problem with the van. The reason for the failure was the fuel guage read 3/4 and the van ran out of fuel. Occurance 2) the fuel guage has totally stopped functioning, after topping off and proceeding onto highway I drove for 1/2 hour at 65, a sudden slam occured 2 or three times, appeared to be the engine cutting in and out, slowed to 55 and continued for 150 miles without further incident. Occurance 3) vehicle has no fuel guage, I am told it's out of warranty, even if full the vehicle seem to loose control momentarally, as if to loose power.

- Danvers, MA, USA

problem #6

Jul 262000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Engine has been cutting off excessively, causing a loss of power steering and power brakes. Dealer can't find the problem.

- Groveland, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 202000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle will lose power and stop in traffic. Dealer cannot determine cause. Also, consumer noticed a white pasty fungus growing which is eating through the metal and carpet.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 221998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has an ongoing stalling problem. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on nine occasions, and the problem cannot be found for repair.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 051999

Astro Van

  • miles

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

4 of 6 cylinders less than 150 psi. Only check engine light came on. Dealer, Chevrolet, and extended warranty service refuse to honor any discounted or warranty on this engine that was maintained through the dealership.

- Hanover Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 301998

Astro Van

  • miles
Wife was driving when vehicle caught on fire. Was told of this by a passing motorist- driver was traveling about 75mph.

- Tremonton, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 041998

Astro Van

  • miles
While traveling the vehicle would shut down without indcatons. Dealer was contacted.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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