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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,473 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 112004

Astro Van 4WD 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


While braking at low speed the ABS would cause extended stopping distance. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Front wheel speed sensor replaced. Left front window hangs when going up. Window tracke lubed. Pads and rotors replaced. Rer brake adjusted. Brake pedal kicked up when almost to a stop. Replaced brake calipers/rotors/ backing plates and removed sensors and cleaned rust build up on sensor and hub assemblies. Both idler amrs and front and rear shocks were replaced due to front end play.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 112004

Astro Van

  • 70,365 miles
Request another vehicle (van/SUV) and reimbursement for rental cars due to their defective vehicle. The same day the consumer purchased the vehicle he drove two blocks and the van stopped, the engine light had illuminated. The consumer walked back to car lot and the was told everything was fine that the mechanic had checked over everything completely and to just fill the vehicle up with gas. When the consumer had the vehicle inspected, it was discovered that the water pump was leaking and there was a crack in the cylinder head, also the front shocks and idler arms were replaced.

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 152001

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving idler arm, part of linkage to steering mechanism, separated from one another. This caused consumer to lose control of vehicle. Contacted dealer.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Astro Van

  • miles
When applying brakes they would grab, took to dealer who found emergency brake had been fused to brakes. Took 2 visits to dealer before problem was found. Also, idler arm/tie rod ends had to be replaced. Tires had been wearing uneven, vehicle was shaking badly.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 201999

Astro Van 4WD

  • miles
At 35,000 miles had idle arm replaced, bad wheel alignment caused lose of four tires, at 40,000 had two idle arms and differential replaced.

- Holland, MI, USA

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