Print this page Notes: The 2003 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 2003 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,778 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.

2003 Chevrolet Astro Van engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122007

Astro Van 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,778 miles


- the contact called regarding the 2003 Chevrolet Astro. The contact stated while traveling at 30 mph the throttle cable stuck, and once the vehicle reached 40 mph, the contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road. She was able to restart the vehicle which continued to idle high. The contact stated that once at home the vehicle continued to idle high, and the throttle cable sheared off. The vehicle was towed to a Chevrolet dealer, who replaced the throttle cable. The contact has the repair invoices. Update 4/23/07

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

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