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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,400 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Sep 172004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

The power sliding door wont open or close at times. Has had all of the recals done. Today the door closed on my sons leg and would not stop moving or reverse causing a large bruise to him.

- Phoenix, NY, USA

problem #24

Apr 022002

Venture

  • miles
The newly repaired automatic door does not have a buzzer and failed to open with button.

- Eaton, IN, USA

problem #23

Jul 012002

Venture

  • miles
This is a part that failed again after replacement by recall NHTSA # 01V067000 & 01V264000. Replaced part has failed causing door to not fully latch at times. GM contacted by owner - GM employee - lemont barlow (866) 942-4368 has advised owner that since part wa S replaced under recall and one year has passed, GM no longer will provide any repairs. Dealer has diagnosed (in writing to owner) replaced actuator as being defective.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #22

Mar 012002

Venture

  • miles

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

Sliding door will not lock properly, on several occasion S found door open. Vehicle been to the dealer on several occasions, and the problem still reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #21

May 082001

Venture

  • miles
NHTSA recall#01V067000/ manfacturer's recall 01013. Consumer took vehicle to get recall repairs done, and did not have problem until repairs were done. Took vehicle back to get rechecked twice after recall. Also, dealer did some adjusting.

- Geneva, OH, USA

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problem #20

Aug 041999

Venture

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #19

Nov 111999

Venture

  • miles

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

Intermittently when shutting the sliding door, it automatically pops back open. Van has been to the dealership six times. Dealer is not able to fix the problem completely.

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #18

Aug 111999

Venture

  • miles
The driver side door's inside panel had smoke coming from it. The door panel had caught on fire. Door has power locks & window switch. Police took a report. Manufacturer could not look at vehicle until week later.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #17

Aug 101999

Venture

  • miles
Power door opens and closes automatically. The dealer has been notified.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #16

May 151998

Venture

  • miles
Sliding door will not shut. The automatic door latch does not lock.

- Bridge Port, OH, USA

problem #15

May 151998

Venture

  • miles

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

Sliding door will not shut. Authomatic door latch does not lock.

- Bridge Port, OH, USA

problem #14

May 141999

Venture

  • miles
Consumer has taken vehicle to dealership approximately 5 times for poor operation of automatic doors. When children are entering or exiting the door will sometimes start closing. When pressing the button the door, sometimes door doesn't open all the way. Dealership has taken door apart and pulled the computer system and refused to repair it due to non-recall. Technician said there was no informationto help repair vehicle because it was not included in the recall. Nor could they duplicate the problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #13

Mar 051999

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Design of van has no inside door lock, van only unlocks with a remote, no inside door lock maybe hazardous when exiting in a emergency.

- Oklahoma C, OK, USA

problem #12

Apr 231999

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Driver's side rear sliding door ajar, light not showing on dashboard when the door is ajar. Light does come on when door is completely unlatched and off when closed, but does not show when door is ajar. Report from service manager was that there is no correction for this problem. I personally checked a 1999 Venture and found the same defect. I feel that it is an unsafe situation and it should be corrected.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Defective motor is causing automatic power sliding door to open by itself intermittently which could cause injuries.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #10

Sep 021998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Rear windshield wiper goes off when shutting the automatic passenger door/all electronics an dashboard goes off when using headlight controls/headlights goes off by themselves every 10 seconds/driver's control for door locks has completely gone out/evaporative emission canister vend solenoid valve assembly failed prior to recall, van is not idling properly.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Jan 051999

Venture

  • miles
The right sliding rear side door has closed by itself, opened by itself, and had failed to close upon using the switch. The door opening and closing without using the button has endangered the passengers.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 241998

Venture

  • miles
While driving about 70 mph the electric passenger's sliding door opened without a reason while consumer 's son was sitting near the door.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 291998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Right hand power passenger door failed.

- Panama Cit, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 221998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
The power sliding door does not always close completely. In some cases, it catches the initial locking point, but it won't pull the door in and completely lock and seal the door. Most times if I use the power door switch three or four times and it still won't close, so I have to disable the power feature and close it manually. There, also, have been two incidences where the door didn't close all the way and was still ajar, but the open door indicator on the dashboard indicated it was closed.

- Salem, CT, USA

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