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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,800 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 201998

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated that there was not enough space between the brake pedal and the motor cover for him to maneuver his feet. He was concerned that he could possibly get his foot caught between the brake pedal and motor cover in the event that he needed to apply the brakes quickly. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were less than 114,000. Updated 04-20-09 updated 04/24/09.

- Pleasant Lake, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 141999

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design and position of brake pedal, which in length is higher than the gas pedal, caused the occupant's foot to get stuck underneath the brake pedal and depress it, causing vehicle to go into reverse at high speed, and crashing into a wall.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 101998

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
Due to a design flaw brake and accelerator pedals arevery close and at the same level, making it very easy to mistakenly depress both pedals at the same time. This happene dtwice, once resulting in an accident while backing up.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #2

Jun 121998

Astro Van

  • miles
Due to the size and placement of the brake pedal in this vehicle, being inconsistent with industry standard, driver was unable to locate it in an emergency situation in time to avoid a collision. The crash occurred during driver's first week of driving this vehicle.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 191998

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in a crash due to the brake pedal being so close to the gas pedal, and also being so small. Manufacturer says vehicle is safe.

- Navarre, FL, USA

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