The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Astro Outside Door Handles May Break
Chevrolet Astro Problem
Average Mileage: 148,153 mi (13,115 mi - 250,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Astro, 105,000 mi
I had the same problem with the driver's door. You can buy the replacement handles at the auto parts store. I followed the instructions in my Haynes manual with some success. It took myself longer to than what the instructions stated, and I had to disassemble the lock assembly to put everything back together. This part wasn't apart of the instructions.
Visitor, 1997 Chevrolet Astro
Handle to back hatch and driver door broke.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Astro, 197,000 mi
not repaired yet
Visitor, 1994 Chevrolet Astro, 129,876 mi
Visitor, 1996 Chevrolet Astro, 13,115 mi
handle on driver side fell off
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Astro
The handles are made from Pot metal. I have replaced two of them but, the replacement parts are made from the
same stuff. You would think the factory would offer aluminum replacements. They Don't and the price from
the dealer is ridiculous to say the least.
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Astro, 122,000 mi
my drivers side handle just broke off
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Astro, 150,000 mi
Rear door handle breaks. When it starts to stick replace it. When ti breaks it is very hard to open. I took a string and hooked it to the release. The next time it broke the string was hanging out and I could pop it open to change it.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Astro, 179,000 mi
The passenger side door handle broke many miles ago and now the driver side is acting strange.
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Astro, 140,000 mi
The handle broke on the lower end..