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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,333 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012004

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In fall of 2004 I began to notice that the anti-lock brakes were not working properly. When coming to a stop they would kick in while I was gradually stopping, then disengage at the last minute, causing me to nearly collide with whatever was in front of me! I drove under these conditions for a short time, nearly causing an accident on several occasions. Subsequently, my husband removed the fuse to disarm the anti-lock brakes. I was in the process of investigating what might have caused the problem and how much it should cost, since I do not entirely trust the dealership (classic Chevrolet) to be honest with me, based on past experiences. Please refer to the investigation announced on May 2, 2005 which does not mention the Chevrolet Astro van (2000).

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jul 022003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
My rear hatch door of my 2000 Astro van will not open. All of the locks on my van are not working as they should but at least I can use the inside door handles to get in and out. The hatch has no inside door release so in case of an accident I would never be able to get myself out of the back if that were the only way out. Also, if you are braking and hit a bump the brakes will not work. I have had several close calls because I could not stop the van because of a bumpy intersection and the brakes not holding.

- Riga, MI, USA

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