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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,617 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 092011

Venture 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles

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

Sudden and complete brake failure. It was discovered that the rear brake lines had rusted to the point of failure. No warning...just complete failure.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 142009

Venture

  • 143,468 miles
1998 Chevy Venture. Rear brake line failure. Brake line was rusted through-midway from front to back on both rear brake line's. these lines are made of metal and have several 90 degree bends along the frame of the vehicle. There were no events leading up to equipment failure. I was backing the vehicle out of the driveway when the brake pedal went to the floor and lost all resistance. Should this have occurred while traveling at legal speed limit and proper following distance the results could be catastrophic for the vehicle occupants and other motorist involved. Stainless steel materiel should be used for equipment as important as this.

- Hillsboro, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Since purchasing this van I have had numerous problems, with the most recent being an engine replacement. This problem stems from the bad design of GM's intake gasket which breaks down and causes anti-freeze to leak into the engine causing premature wear and/or replacement.

- Vassar, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Air bag warning lights came on and stayed on. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated shortly after the vehicle was purchased. The dealer repaired it, however two weeks later the light illuminated again. The consumer was told the air bag module on the passenger side was bad. Also the vehicle had brake problems.

- Asheboro, NC, USA

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