Print this page Notes: The 2001 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 2001 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:
24,000 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152002

Astro Van

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


The July 2002 failure (first of two) of the 2001 Astro AWD transmission was fully covered by the warranty. I bought the vehicle used with 8000 miles in February 2001. It had been purchased new in August 2000. I drove it for 16000 miles in 16 months (24000 odo), and the transmission would not go into reverse or 3rd gear. The dealer repaired the transmission and gave a one year/12000 mile warranty on their work. Unfortunately the repaired transmission is now slipping in 3rd and I am afraid to drive it. It is over one year since the July 2002 fix, but I have just driven it over 11000 miles (35000 odo). I have not yet contacted the dealer, but I fear that the response will be isn't that just too bad

- Greensburg, PA, USA

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