Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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 engine problems

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While coasting along, driver depressed gas pedal to gain speed and vehicle surged forward. Dealer was notified.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 142000


  • miles
My wife and I noticed a delayed response when accelerator was pushed while already at speed. My wife also said that the engine sounded different than in the past. We took vehicle to dealership and they inspected the transmission. There are metal shavings throughout the transmission - it needs to be replaced. We do not understand how a vehicle that has received regular maintainance can have a transmission go bad at only 50K miles.

- Rogers, MN, USA

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