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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,111 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 011998

Venture

  • miles

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

1998 Chevrolet Venture headlight assembly. Constant condensation/moisture inside drive and passenger side units causing a foggy or burned effect and rendering headlights virtually useless. After many years, I've noticed many different model years of the Venture and its Oldsmobile cousin have the same problem. The headlight assembly should be replaced, at no charge, form the auto maker.

- Blaine, MN, USA

problem #8

Jul 282005

Venture

  • miles
My headlight lenses have fallen off on three separate occasions. This is clearly a faulty design as the lenses are merely glued on the front of the headlight assembly. Because of the glue wearing away on the headlight cover, water gets into the assembly and causes the halogen lights to short out. This to me is a very serious problem. I think that the manufacturer should admit to this and recall the vans and replace with a new design. Why does it always take someone's death and a lawsuit to get something taken care of. I have had to replace the lights three times. The last time I put duct tape around the outside of the lenses to keep them on. Why should I have to do that"?"

- Mccomb, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 092004

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water build up into the front head lights and water build up in the engine. Had to replace lights and engine after lights were replaced we had to drill a hold below the light covers so that water build up can drain from hole. Had to replace the engine.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #6

Feb 152004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

In Feb./March 2004, right headlight assembly lens fell off, exposing lamp to weather. In July 2004, left headlight lens fell off. We had to replace the entire assembly in both cases. Cost about $160 each time. Dealer installed new assemblies and told us the failure is due to adhesive breakdown but not covered by Chevrolet. The vehicle is a 1998 Chevy Venture ls with 75000 mile in Feb and 80000 miles in July.

- Lino Lkes, MN, USA

problem #5

May 222003

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
The head light lens fell off while driving.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

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problem #4

Jul 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
The glass and back piece of the headlights were glued together. The glass came off the headlight. Due to failure in the glue composite. Need to check all vehicles using that lot of glue. Each head light cost $88.78. Consumer wants to be reimburse for manufacture defect.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 172003

Venture

  • miles

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

The driver and passenger head light lenses fell off.

- Walker, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 122003

Venture

  • 87,000 miles
The headlight lens fell off.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 122003

Venture

  • miles
The driver side head light lens fell off the vehicle.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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