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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,399 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.

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 202004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,888 miles

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

Anti-look brake system light came on and stayed on. Other lights are now flashing whem brakes are used. The main brake, signal and running lights have stipped working. The only brake lights working now are the led lights on the rear door. System is acting like it has a short or grounding condition. Unable to use this vehicle and is parked. Unable to repair this due to being on a fixed income. Vehicle was inspected and past the last part of April 2004.

- Hamlin, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 282003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
I own a 1998 Chevy Venture with the 3.4L engine. I am constantly loosing antifreeze and oil disappears with explanation. I am still under a warranty but the dealership says it cant find anything wrong with it. I am concerned that my engine might seize or fail while driving down the interstate due to a design flaw in the intake manifold gasket. The coolany that Chevy uses dexcool has been known to eat away the gaskets, so large a scale has this happened that GM has switched coolants to prestone extended life. I want a recall done free of charge to fix this problem. It is definitly a safety issue as most have complained about cams breaking and loss of power. Someone is going to die because of this.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,310 miles
Service engine soon light states evap problem. Stinky emissions but dealer found no problem after I paid $162. Reset light several times but the same problem reappears after a few days.

- Monroe, MI, USA

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