Print this page Notes: The 2002 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 2002 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.


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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.

2002 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012004

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I attempted to make a left hand turn across two lanes of on coming traffic (speed limit 55 mph). I push down on the accelerator, the van moved into the on coming traffic lanes and the engine died. Cars had to quickly apply breaks to avoid hitting my van. It took about 20 seconds to get the van started and out of the intersection. The van was towed into courtesy Chevrolet and the distributor cap and rotator were replace. I was told everything was corrected. This was not the case as the same problem happened two additional times (October 24, 2004 and December 16, 2004) with the same terrifying consequences with on coming traffic. I was fortunate not to be killed or kill someone else with this vehicle stalling in on coming traffic.

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 192002

Astro Van

  • miles
While driving a loud comes from underneth the vehicle causing a distraction. Please add any additional information.

- Liberty, KY, USA

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