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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1998 Chevrolet Venture accessories - interior problems

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 152001

Venture

  • miles

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

Metal seat support wear through and contacts drivers lower back bone and hip. Mfg. Says "normal wear and tear" and will not repair seat cushion to prevent harm.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 102001

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When brakes are applied seats dislodge, they do not hold in place. Passenger was thrown forward. Dealer not willing to do anything.

- Bloomfield, CT, USA

problem #8

Jul 312000

Venture

  • miles
Was rear-ended. I was not moving at the time, was hit at approx 35-40mph. My(driver) seat flew back and collapsed, twisted. I was injured, resulting in possibly permanent nerve damage. Never occurred to me that this was a design flaw that contributed to my injury. Tv news program indicated there was a problem with GM seats and just this type of collision. I thought I should speak up! my van was totaled, as was the vehicle of the person who hit me. Very lucky that my pregnant passenger's seat did not suffer the same fate as mine, or her beautiful son might not be here.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 121999

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

Riser assembly difficult to install properly causing consumer to get left index finger pinched while trying to remove the right rear seat resulted in loss of the finger nail. Nlm

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #6

Jun 191999

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat tracks are very sharp causing injury to child when he fell down in the car and hit his knee on the track, causing injury which required 5 stiches. Nlm

- Drexel Hil, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 161999

Venture

  • miles
Can raise bucket seat in 2nd row on passenger side. However, seat would not be locked on track, in position. Also, whenever brakes are applied, they would move either up or down & then squeal. Will be taking vehicle to dealer to have it checked.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 291998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

Dealership did not fix recall items, split bench seat and gear shift lever "park" position.

- Panama Cit, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 201998

Venture

  • miles
Driver's side seat is poorly designed and leans on consumer's back. This problem is creating severe back problemsfor consumer. Manufacturer and dealer notified. However, dealer refused to return consumer's calls.

- East Hills, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 261998

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A child was sitting in the front passenger's seat. When the seat was pushed back, about 3 inches, that the seat slid back and forth on the railing. The sharp edge of the railing, cut the child's ankle. Dealer contacted and said that sharp edge should be covered with duct tape. Manufacturer contacted and was not aware of the problem.ak

- Happy Jack, AR, 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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