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1998 Chevrolet Venture seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 142001


  • miles


Left 2nd seat belt defective. While problematic for months, precise cause just identified. Any slight pressure to (red) release buckle, though causing no visible change, causes buckle to release unexpectedly at a later time. Was used to secure child car seat. Continually found buckle unlatched after trips. Originally suspected child was releasing buckle but recent investigation revealed true cause (other belts fine). Chevrolet dealer denies this as a safety repair, out of warranty.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #2

May 212001

(reported on)


  • miles
Rear driver's side seat belt buckle does not remain in latch plate.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tseat belts will either not buckle or will buckle and not release. Center mechanism is popping, causing failure. Belts have been replaced at four different services.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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