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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,723 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Venture accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 242006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated that the sliding door on the side of the vehicle did not latch properly. While the door was being shut, it simply rolled back open upon movement of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. A service dealer was called, who informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for service.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #13

Jan 032004

Venture

  • 83,000 miles
Rear locking latch plate broke without warning. As a result, seat belt did not lock.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Locking mechanism on van cargo door (98' Chevy Venture) defective. Door can not be locked even manually. This was discovered by accident after a "repair" at a dealership. This is a safety hazard that according to the dealer is "not uncommon".

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #11

Sep 302003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Chevy Venture 4WD/traction control ls, extended van. We repaired the first recall problem associated with the passenger side/side power door (door did not close properly/opened and the wrong time/would not close at all). Now the door will not open at all. We cannot use the two "switches" that would open the power door, and we cannot use the inside or outside door handles to open the door. This is a safety concern as well as a practical concern. If the door was so bad in the first recall - now it is worse.

- Traer, IA, USA

problem #10

Nov 012002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,117 miles
Power sliding door opens after closing, sometimes I must disable powerswitch to keep closed. Paid $162, dealer found no problem.

- Monroe, MI, USA

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problem #9

Sep 072001

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Numerous attempts to fix door have failed.problem has occurred for over a year with door failing to close properly and latch or for door to close at all.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 242001

Venture

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer took vehicle in for a manufacturer's recall 01013 on sliding door. Consumer felt problem was never corrected. Dealer indicated repairs were performed, sliding door actuator held door shut on 04/20/2001. Ono4/ 27/2001, door was not closing again. Dealer said they will not fix it again without charging consumer.

- Summit, AR, USA

problem #7

Sep 261999

Venture

  • miles
Sliding door latch to hold the door open failed, door slammed shut on childs head and tore ear, requiring stiches. Mjs

- Coatesvill, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 261999

Venture

  • miles
Sliding door latch to hold the door open failed, door slammed shut on childs head and tore ear, requiring stiches. Mjs

- Coatesvill, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door doesn't lock.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 281999

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving down a road stopped at light. Then when vehicle took off the sliding door came open. Consumer had to pull to side and fix it.

- Somerville, AL, USA

problem #3

May 011998

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power sliding door unlocked on its own and the open door lamp came on. Vehicle at dealer for 5 days still have been able to repair.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 281998

Venture

  • miles
Consumer purchased vehicle, and later found out that the vehicle locks when the car is turned on. This appears to be a safety hazard. Dealer was contacted and stated that there is nothing that can be changed, the vehicle was made like that.

- South Ben, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 011997

Venture

  • miles
Consumer' S gas tank is on straps. When stopping there is a 2 second delay, then there is a rumbling noise where as the gas gushes to the back of tank, causing the tank to move against the chassis. The dealer installed rubber bushings between tank and chassis to minimize sounds. Vehicle will do this every time unless the tank is full or low. Vehicle has been serviced at least nine times for this problem, Chevrolet acknowledges the problem, and says they do not have a solution. In addition, the front driver's seat has been replaced. Also, the window fell out from the sliding door because the latch was installed up side down/the headlight assembly was replaced due to loud whistling whenever driving more than 50mph. (dimmitt Chevrolet dealership-813-791-1818).

- Largo, FL, USA

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