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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012007

Astro Van

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I have a 1998 Chevy Astro 2wd we bought with 23K mi. In 2000. Roughly 2 years ago we had all new brakes (head to toe, front & back) installed again. We have had nothing but issues with our ABS mainly when traveling under 15 mph, when you try and stop it grabs heavily or sometimes almost not at all. Just last year we had the front brakes re-done again and still the problem persists. I have seen many other complaints on the web for this type of issue. We only travel 12-14K miles a year with the vehicle and most of the driving is on country roads. We notice it the most when we are dropping the kids off at school or picking them up or pulling into or out of the garage. The jerking action has caused major front end assembly damage to the van where we had to replace most of those pieces as well. After dumping almost $2200 into the van and still have the same issue, this is why I am filing this complaint. This should be a recall issue, cause it is dangering the lives of my family and other around us. I believe it is a bad sensor. We will also file a complaint with the attorney general of Illinois lisa madigan as this is more than just one incident across the U.S. feel free to call or email me asap as we don't know where to go from here. If the economy was better we might of just went to buy another van but we are like the rest of America at this point and see no point in trying to get rid of a vehicle that performs well except for the ABS. We have records of all work done to the van and will share if need be. Dissatified vehicle owner tom K.

- Joliet, IL, USA

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