Print this page Notes: The 2004 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 2004 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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Astro Van seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Chevrolet Astro Van Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102008

Astro Van

  • 68,000 miles


My wife was driving a 2004 Chevy Astro van approx. 35-40 mph on a two-way street. Another driver from the opposite direction cut across into her lane and had a head-on collision. She suffered a broken wrist & bruised ribs. She had three of our children in their seats. They were shaken and had seatbelt bruises. The van was not drivable and was towed away. The police & the tow driver reported that the airbags did not deploy. We have some expectation that the airbags would have secondary role to minimize injuries. My compliant that the hard collision was sufficient to deploy safety equipment but did not work as designed. Was there a recall for airbag failures for this model of vehicle?

- Chino, CA, USA

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