Chevrolet Astro - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Astro owners have reported a total of 1,441 problems for their cars built in the 10 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Astro. The 1997 Chevrolet Astro cars have the most problems reported (362 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Astro

Model Year Number of Problems
  2005 Astro
10
  2004 Astro
15
  2003 Astro
66
  2002 Astro
73
  2001 Astro
91
  2000 Astro
176
  1999 Astro
132
  1998 Astro
242
  1997 Astro
362
  1996 Astro
264

  Common problems of Chevrolet Astro

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Chevrolet Astro cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (246 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility (156 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Astro

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
246
  Visibility
156
  Electrical System
140
  Power Train
123
  Engine And Engine Cooling
104
  Suspension
95
  Air Bag
74
  Gasoline Fuel System
73
  Steering
69
  Vehicle Speed Control
64
   
  Structure
54
  Seat Belt
43
  Tire
40
  Equipment
30
  Exterior Lighting
30
  Latches/locks/linkage
24
  Unknown Or Other
22
  Other Fuel System
20
  Seats
11
  Air Brake
7
  Parking Brake
7
  Wheel
3
  Child Seat
3
  Electronic Stability Control
2
  Interior Lighting
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Astro of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Astro model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Astro model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Astro Model Years

Astro
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2005 1030,25713    
0.03
  2004 1529,15014    
0.04
  2003 6646,80415    
0.09
  2002 7350,76816    
0.09
  2001 9151,63817    
0.10
  2000 176109,85618    
0.09

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Astro is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2004 Astro
1
  2003 Astro
4
  2002 Astro
9
  2001 Astro
7
  2000 Astro
27
  1999 Astro
21
  1998 Astro
44
  1997 Astro
32
  1996 Astro
39


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