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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,109 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 242006

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Events leading up to the failure of my incidents were just normal driving conditions and at a very minimal low speed, in which I was just driving and all of a sudden had no power steering or brakes. I was scared to death to no I had know control of my vehicle all of a sudden. My consequences were none other than the scare of my life and the realization that this could have been fatal had I been going faster or on a highway or any other road than a subdivision road. This situation occurred due to the power steering pump, which has a hydraulic vacuum booster for the brakes and all works together. After speaking to a service clerk at the car dealer and stating this was something I thought was a safety concern to be just driving along and lose control of your steering and brakes, he agreed. The problems was fixed by installing a new power steering pump and fluid and cleaning chemistry etc. Totaling a total of $636.32.

- Pacific, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 032005

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,400 miles
2000 Chevrolet Astro van. While the consumer was leaving the driveway the steering wheel would not turn and the brakes did not work. The consumer contacted GMC. They did not have a recall for this problem. This was the second time that this happened. The first time this happened the dealership put on a new pump. The new pump failed also. The new pump was put on as a new vehicle guarantee. There were no accidents or injuries.. updated 11/16/05.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #6

Jul 072004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,800 miles
Van was being backed into driveway, steering and brakes went hard and belt started to squeal for about 6 seconds.belt squeal stopped but steering and brakes did not return.during inspection found power steering shaft broken.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 132004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,671 miles


Power steering pump went out, which rendered power steering and brakes inoperative!! backing out of driveway, couldn't stop, went across traffic, up into cul de sac (thank goodness no other vehicles coming). $800 repair!!! only 50,000 +/- miles on vehicle.

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering pump failed causing the power steering to fail and also causing power assisted brakes to fail.

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 092003

(reported on)

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving vehicle stalled, and brake pedal went down to the floor due to power steering pump malfunctioning.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252001

Astro Van 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 3-4 mph powersteering/brakes went out. Towed to dealer, powersteering pump had failed. When the brakes and the steering failed, the vehicle coasted into a telephon pole causing $4,000 damages to the vehicle. The manufacturer paid for everything.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

May 262000

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Inside power steering pump shaft snapped, will lose steering and brakes. This causes dangerous condition with loss of steering and brake failure.

- Covina, CA, USA

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