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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,279 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 052005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While applying the brake pedal the hazard lights turned on its own and the brake light failed. The ABS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The driver will contact the dealer in the near future. The right tail light did not work properly, when the right turn signal on the brake pedal was applied, the directional signal flashed twice as fast as normal, but when the brake pedal was released, the directional signal flashed normal, also when the brakes were applied, both directional indicators on the instrument panel stayed on until the brake pedal was released, the ABS and tcs warning light had come on and stayed on until it was reset, around the same time the blower for the heat and air conditioning lost both the first and second speeds, the door lock cycle was intermittent and the consumer was locked out of the vehicle, the power sliding door had become inoperative and the brakes failed many times.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 172003


  • miles
The key was in the ignition when the sliding door closed and locked all the doors. Dealer notified.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 032003


  • miles
The vehicle was parked in the driveway with the key removed when smoke began emitting from the passenger door area filled the interior cabin. The passenger side air bag then deployed without warning.

- Newberry, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,117 miles
Power sliding door buzzer sometimes sounds although the doors are closed. I have to disable the powerswitch and slam the door to continue.

- Monroe, MI, USA

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