Print this page Notes: The 2000 Chevy Astro Van has a solid reputation with very low complaint rates. The only problem now is finding one with low miles.

Not only is the 2000 Astro Van reliable, but since they were built on a truck powertrain, they can tow 5,500/5,000 lbs (RWD/AWD) -- almost double what other minivans can.

The Chevy Astro is mechanically identical to the GMC Safari.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,032 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 132007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 171,000 miles


Chevy 2000 Astro, cuts out while driving. We even pushed the van into a Chevy dealer and they could not tell us what it was after hooking it up to diagnostics. We figured it was the coil wire. Recently the van has been bogging down when it is under load. Also, when it rains it runs rough. We took it to a shop and they replaced our fuel filter. It ran fine but still cuts out sometimes running up hill. So we changed the spark plugs. If you let the van sit over the weekend with out driving it, the van was really hard to start. Until finally it just wouldn't start at all. In addition the door locks sometimes work and sometimes don't. the driver side window is very sluggish going up you actually have to help it by pulling up on it. We keep blowing fuses when we use our cigarette lighter to charge our cell phone. It really needs help.

- Mcconnelsville, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 182006

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,096 miles
- the contact stated that 2000 Chevrolet Astro ls' locks failed, not allowing her to gain entrance to the vehicle on October 18, 2006. The failure was due to the door lock actuator melting. The contact stated that the vehicle was towed to Eagle automotive. The mechanic replaced the actuator, but removed the relay because the circuit was continuously closed. The mechanic said that if they didn't remove the relay it would melt the actuator again. The contact stated that she believed the failure will reoccur. The contact stated that she went to monument Chevrolet and asked for a print out of the maintenance repairs. The contact found that this vehicle has been repaired on April 3, 2001 for back door locks and again on February 14, 2002 for the sliding door. The actuator assembly on the right was also replaced on the driver door. The contact stated that the driver door and the sliding door were the only doors on the vehicle that had functioning locks. The contact stated that all of the other door lock handles werestuck and couldn't be pulled to lock or unlock the doors. She has tried to get resolution from the manufacturer, and they said that because it was not towed to a dealership they would not reimburse her for any repairs. The manufacture was given a file #1-438966317. The contact also sent pictures to the manufacturer of the burnt out actuators and with a certified letter. The consumer stated the brakes failed, however she was told nothing was wrong. The consumer was told the brakes were designed to fail on uneven pavement under 25 mph. The troqued converter burned out. The locks had an electrical short. Updated 03/19/07.

- Pasedena, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 112004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Have brought van in 4 times in 4 years about electrical problems. Smelling wires burning. Have gone through 6 batteries in 4 years. Replaced alternator. Radio/cd has been replaced. New cd stoped working after 1 week of being replaced. Dealer refuses to replace again. Radio, overhead digital temp & misc gages goes out, speedometor, battery, fuel, and odomoter quits, only the oil still works. ABS breaking probems, pedel to floor, have ran intersections due to this. Have had minor dings to bumper because it rolled to stops at low speeds. Loud clunk in rear when stopped too. Dealer refused to call it a lemon. Refused to help fix because its a lease. Also handle over passenger airbag disintegrated in 3rd year, and now the driver arm rest is split in 4th year.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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