Notes: The 2003 GMC Astro has a reliable reputation and a very low number of complaints.

Much like it's mechanically identical counterpart, the Chevy Astro, the Safari was built on a truck powertrain. So not only can you haul lots of gear inside, but you can tow up to 5,500 pounds of gear behind you too. That's a lot of stuff.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,000 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.

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2003 GMC Safari brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 GMC Safari Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 252015


  • 189,000 miles


The brake lines in front are rusted out and leaking creating a serious problem, as the brakes are not working. I see this is a re-occurring problem with GMC vehicles. The cost to repair is astronomical. Why isn't GMC recalling these vehicles?

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 082014

Safari 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
. I would like to report the incident I had with my automobile: GMC Safari wagon 2003. One day in July this year (2014) I applied the brakes of the above vehicle when I was approaching the red traffic light. The vehicle did not stop even through the brake system was recently worked on. I investigated the reason why it failed to stop and found out that the brake line was heavily corroded.

- Hamilton Twsp, NJ, USA

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