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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Jun 142001

Astro Van

  • miles

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

While pulling into a parking lot at approximately 5 mph front passenger air bag suddenly deployed, causing minor injuries to his 10 year old son, burns on legs and busted lip from contact with air bag - also, ringing of ears from deployment. Insurance company and manufacturer are currently investigating this issue. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #20

Apr 032001

Astro Van

  • miles
While stopped I was rear ended, front end of my car is destroyed. Air bag should have deployed.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 262001

Astro Van

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Mechansnurg, PA, USA

problem #18

May 032000

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Air bags did not deploy upon impact with other vehicle.

- Tellico Plains, TN, USA

problem #17

Jan 172000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 40 mph struck another vehicle in a frontal collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Azusa, CA, USA

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problem #16

May 032000

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving on local road, traveling 40-45mph, two vehicles up and ahead were crossing the intersection. Consumer realizing that there were cameras and light turned yellow, slammed on the brakes, and a pickup truck behind rearended her. Consumer applied brakes, and they failed. Also, upon impact, neither airbag deployed.

- W Minister, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Vehicle was hit on driver's side while driving 40mph, and then ran head-on into a brick wall. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Also, left rear seat belt disengaged, leaving occupant unprotected during crash. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Daphney, AL, USA

problem #14

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Vehicle was hit on driver's side while driving 40mph, and then ran head-on into a brick wall. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Also, left rear seat belt disengaged, leaving occupant unprotected during crash. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Daphney, AL, USA

problem #13

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Vehicle was hit on driver's side while driving 40mph, and then ran head-on into a brick wall. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Also, left rear seat belt disengaged, leaving occupant unprotected during crash. Dealer has not seen vehicle.

- Daphney, AL, USA

problem #12

Jul 191999

Astro Van

  • miles
Was traveling 40mph when another vehicle cut in front & had no tail lights. Applied brakes to avoid hitting vehicle. Had pumped brakes, but vehicle had slid & rearended the other vehicle due to lack of brakes. Upon impact with other vehicle, air bags failed to deploy.

- Braintree, MA, USA

problem #11

Jul 191999

Astro Van

  • miles

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

Was traveling 40mph when another vehicle cut in front & had no tail lights. Applied brakes to avoid hitting vehicle. Had pumped brakes, but vehicle had slid & rearended the other vehicle due to lack of brakes. Upon impact with other vehicle, air bags failed to deploy.

- Braintree, MA, USA

problem #10

Jul 121999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While dirivng 25 mph had a frontal impact, and driver's/passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #9

Jul 121999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While dirivng 25 mph had a frontal impact, and driver's/passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this crash.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #8

Jul 121999

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving at 45 mph applied brakes, no brakes, frontal impact occurred and neither airbag deployed. Dealer contacted and is aware of the problem. Condition of vehicle not determined. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 121999

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving at 45 mph applied brakes, no brakes, frontal impact occurred and neither airbag deployed. Dealer contacted and is aware of the problem. Condition of vehicle not determined. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #6

Jun 161999

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a head-on collsion at 55 mph. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was E-mailed.. consumer was informed by Chevrolet dealership that unless the vehicle is hit just right the airbags will not deploy.

- Massena, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 121998

Astro Van

  • miles
False deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags while vehicle was parked.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 121998

Astro Van

  • miles
False deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags while vehicle was parked.

- Montclair, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 091998

Astro Van

  • miles
Consumer was driving at 25 mph on a wet road conditions when another vehicle approached and there was a head-on collision. Consumer's air bags did not deploy. Dealer was notified and informed consumer that the vehicle was not hit properly. Also consumer will send in copies of pictures taken of accident.538136 dup 0F 825414; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 091998

Astro Van

  • miles
Consumer was driving on normal road condition at 30 mph, when vehicle hit an unseen pothole, causing both air bags to deploy. Dealer inspected the vehicle and informed consumer that it was a normal condition for the air bags to deploy.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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