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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Chevrolet Venture electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012000

Venture

  • miles

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

Electrical system:when driving thru puddles/hard rain battery light on, loss of all steering/brakes/etc and then power "pops" back on-do not need to restart engine. Has occurred at stop and while driving. Dangerous in regards to instrument panel: Engine coolant light comes off/on, coolant levels normal, car not overheating-will see dealer; at same time air bag deployment light on same side of panel comes off/on at intermittent times. Sometimes engine coolant light and airbag light are on at same times, sometimes they alternate. Seriously think there is wiring defect in vehicle. Also--instrument panel very hot to touch at radio area, high risk to burn. Also, have experienced flickering of overhead interior lights when key removed from ignition--not the normal "stay on for so many seconds" ?wiring problem will seek dealer attention, but of course out of warranty and concern of family safety is 1st and foremost. Any info you have to asst is appreciated.

- Goshen, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 062000

Venture

  • miles
Sensor and panel lights stay on, dealer found a wire chafed under dash panel making the lights stay on.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 041999

Venture

  • miles
2 major wiring harness melted, replaced with wrong harness.. no cause found and dealer said it was ok for them to put wrong harness in!!! took original dealer 2+ weeks to fix and it was still not correct. I took it to my dealer and they spliced in new wires to make rear speakers work. They informed me the harness was from another model Venture but it was ok. Contacted Chevrolet by phone and letter and they were no help. They told me to work it out with the dealer.

- Holley, NY, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Aug 031998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Intermittent operation of windshield wipers. In addition, all electronics on dashboard goes on and off/headlights go off by themselves every 10 seconds/driver's controls for door locks failed/evaporative emission canister vend solenoid valve assembly failed prior to manufacturer's recall/poor idling and vehicle is sluggish/driver's information center fails to work properly, and air bag wires are still exposed to rear passengers' feet.

- Washington, DC, USA

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