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:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,258 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2000 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 282014

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


Van shut down while driving and we loss brakes.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 012011

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,257 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Astro van. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle he noticed that there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the fuel lines were severely corroded and needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact stated that while driving 25 mph, he attempted to engage the brakes but the brake pedal sunk into the floor board. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the brakes lines were also corroded and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 82,257 and the current mileage was 88,000. Updated 12/30/13 the consumer also stated rust caused the ABS to engage at low speeds on dry pavement, causing the vehicle to continue to move, even though the brake pedal was depressed.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 142010

Astro Van

  • 108,000 miles
While traveling at highway speeds the accelerator pedal became stuck. Vehicle continued to accelerate in a run-away mode. Vehicle was eventually stopped through combination of brakes and traveling into mud. Upon stopping it was noticed that the front brakes were flaming - most likely due to excessive heat.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232008

Astro Van

  • 96,034 miles
My 2000 Chevrolet Astro has an accelerator that does not stop its acceleration when the gas pedal is released. Depending on the slope of the road, the vehicle may gain speed until it is shifted into neutral. It is not a big event on dry roads, but yesterday when it happened in the snow, it almost caused a crash. I have had it serviced by different dealers 3 times and am still having the same problem. It is ready to be picked up after taking it in again yesterday for the same problem. It does this on occasion, but very often after being on cruise control.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #1

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

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