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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102007


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Venture. The contact shifted the gear into park and shut off the vehicle. The vehicle rolled away while she was assisting a child with exiting the vehicle. The contact ran to jump into the vehicle and noticed that the gear shifter was very unstable and had a lot of "play" or wiggle. She depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle came to a stop. Prior to this failure, the tail lights failed in February of 2007. At that time, she was informed that she needed new circuit boards. Within a year, the failures recurred. The circuit boards burned out and the dealer stated that the plug for the boards was burned out as well, which would cause the failures to continue. The failure mileage was 130,000 and current mileage was 168,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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