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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,675 miles

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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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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 032004

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,373 miles


While driving at 50 mph vehicle accelerated up to 3200 rpms. Vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, and technician determined computer needed to be replaced. The fuel injectors needed to be replaced.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #4

Apr 172003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
Factory installed pass lock security system. It malfunctioned, and it shuts down the fuel system. The car just quits where ever it is. I have spent lots of money and 2 weeks without my car as a result of the inability of repair people to diagnose the problem. To make matters worse after one week and finally finding out the problem, it is taking another week to get the parts in Illinois. While this is not something that caused an injury in this case. It is my understanding that this could happen on the highway and cause a horrendous mess. I also asked the dealer if he could just disconnect it and was told no!!!

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 012002

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Control switch for power mirrors gets hot to the touch if left in neutral position but control works fine, also drivers side power window stops working sometimes, and the fuse for brake lights blew first week.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #2

May 202002

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught fire while parked in driveway, the fire started in third row bench seats of vehicle and also caused damage to the vinyl siding on the consumers home as well as the garage, the cause of the fire was undetermined, fire department determined possible mechanical failure.

- Nesconset, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 161998

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible electrical failure caused loss of power to steering / brakes system etc.

- Chino, CA, USA

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