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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,389 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132015

Venture 6-cyl

  • 159,817 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift from the park position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 98V131000 (power train). The failure mileage was 159,817. Updated 5/18/15 the consumer stated the cable end that connects to the transmission failed. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 7/1/2015

- Lebanon, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,350 miles
Current problem is leaking coolant with ticking sound in engine at startup until engine is warm. Diagnosed by dealer as blown head and intake gaskets. Estimated cost is $1300 for gasket replacement and another $660 if head is cracked. Mileage is 83350. Many other reports exist of this problem in Chevrolet Venture with some leading to engine failure. 3.4L V6.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 102004

Venture 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
While driving at high speeds antifreeze was mixed in with the oil. This caused the vehicle to vibrate. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. This caused the transmission to break. The sliding door on the driver's side rubber trim had fallen off, water would get into the trunk when it rained, and the rear windshield did not work properly.

- Highland, MI, USA

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