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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,745 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2000 Chevrolet Astro Van body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 202007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,963 miles


Door handle on right rear dutch door of our 2000 Astro van broke suddenly when trying to open door. While the dutch door feature is operationally very handy, the door design always had a flimsy feel to it - so we always used great care when opening and closing. After it broke, we found the NHTSA #634576 with similar complaints, so felt obligated to add to your list.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brakes went to the floor and after being pumped a few times actually slowed the vehicle down. This has happened a few times but unable to reproduce at dealership. This vehicle has been to shop too many times for many items including side door rattles, ignition problem with security feature, windshield ect.

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

problem #6

Mar 182003

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
The vehicle experienced sudden acceleration, which resulted in an accident. Also the sliding door, slammed shut when entering or exiting the vehicle if the front of the vehicle was on an incline.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 152002

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving, vehicle will stall without warning, which causes vehicle to lose all power, consumer was unable to stop vehicle. The dealer replaced a cracked door panel, the driver and passenger side arm rest goes down to far, dealer replaced both worn arm rests.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 022002

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of sliding door is not well done because door will not automatically lock into place, like in other van doors. Contacted dealer. *akconsumer states; if parked on a hill front end down, door can close by itself without warning. Also, vehicle experiences loss of braking power, traction, on wet/bumpy roads.

- Churchville, PA, USA

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problem #3

Dec 202000

Astro Van

  • miles
Sliding door would close whenever parked on a decline, there is nothing to lock door in that situation. Dealer notified, and informed consumer it cannot be fixed, and nothing will be done. Vehicle stalled intermittently hot or cold on very light acceleration from a stop, dealer could not find problem, service engine light also illuminated. Rear liftgate hatch binded due to lack of lubrication.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ant-lock brake system had to replaced. Also, since purchase in May 2000, following components had to be replaced or repaired: Lights on dashboard coming off and on/passenger side seatbelt tightened and won't release/driver's seat had loose bolts and moved/driver and passenger doors rattled/ mouldings inside fell off/passenger's window stuck/tv came on and off on its own while driving, replaced twice/interior lights stopped working when in park/ engine idled/ lights inside flickered/ fuel sender inoperative/ wires in ceiling rattling, air conditioner in rear not working/ replaced heater that did not work in rear, and passenger's airbag cover not flushing, and consumer worried it may deploy at any time.

- Shirley, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 082000

Astro Van

  • miles
My problems are as follows: Fuel injection system, side door aligment problems, van rattles, dashboard noise.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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