The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Astro Outside Door Handles May Break
Chevrolet Astro Problem
Average Mileage: 134,052 mi (13,115 mi - 250,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Astro, 100,000 mi
I have replaced the driver outside door handle 4 times. Now I just let it stay broke and climb through passenger side....annoying! !!!!
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Astro, 100,000 mi
Both door handles broken....have ordered new ones. Seems to me another Government Motors (GM)design flaw..!! Can't wait for Nomobama care to start up...(once we can ACTUALLY sign up for it)...on that gubmnt' web site..!!
Visitor, 1994 Chevrolet Astro
The handles on my chevy astro 1994 they broke and the setup on the inside nobody seems to be able to repair in a way that it lasts.
Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Astro, 38,000 mi
Door handle has been broken 1/2 way a few years after I purchased the van. I must say even though one side of it broke the other side has not broken off and this is the drivers side.
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.