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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

May 051998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Was driving at night when headlights & all instrument panel lights went out. After a couple of minutes would come back on by them selves. Did not tamper with the light swtich. Took vehicle to 2 different dealership where one of them did repairs, but problem reappeared. Both mechanics indicated to bring vehicle back when it happened again. The dealer put in new generator and the problem has not reoccured.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 181999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After going through puddles everything would shut down or not work properly. Power steering is difficult/fan belt slips after getting wet/ alternator would quit working. Also, no protection cover to prevent water splashing. Taking to dealer to check out. ABS light keeps going off.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Alternator failed without warning causing the vehicle to stall.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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