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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 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

problem #4

Jun 192008

Astro Van

  • 100,000 miles


I own a 1997 Chevy Astro van custom. The rear seatbelts do not work in the back benchseat. They haven't worked since we bought the vehicle we have fought and fought to get this issue fixed. The go in with a screwdriver and pop it and say it's ok. It"S not ok> kids sit back there. Or at least they are supposed to. I can't allow anyone to use those seats. I am afraid to get some from the junkyard and for 30,000. I should have working seatbelts.

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 152001

Astro Van

  • miles
Automatic restraint retractors caught on fire. Dealer has repaired vehicle.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer advised replacement of all safety belts.

- Princeville, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 011997

Astro Van

  • miles
Seat belt guide struck passenger while releasing the back seat.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

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