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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Venture steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #14

Nov 302005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,500 miles

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

I experienced power steering failure making left turns only. Dealer told me that my vehicle is not in the recall scope even thou it has the exact problem as the recall vehicles of 1998 (NHTSA id # 02V28600). They replaced the power steering gear at my cost. They kept the core gear assembly dn/26065144 - rv 26065041-78091. They told me they could not tell what caused the failure because it is a sealed unit.

- Bulger, PA, USA

problem #13

Nov 252003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,500 miles
Power steering is failing in my 1998 Chevy Venture. It is displaying the same symptoms that are described in the recall for this vehicle, however, Chevrolet says that my vehicle is not included in the recall, even though the recall notices I've read include 1998 Chevy Venture. I am upset that I have to pay for this our of pocket and then "wait" for my vehicle to be included in the recall, when it looks like it already is.

- St Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 172003

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall 02V286000 notice concerning power steering assembly. Dealer was contacted on 12/19/2002, and dealer did not have the parts to perform recall repairs. Dealer has been contacted several times since then and still did not have the parts.

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 012002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

The vehicle experienced power steering problems.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #10

Mar 072003

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Vehicle experienced power steering failure. He did not receive a recall notice concerning the steering. The dealer told him that his vehicle is not in the recall scope, even thought it has the exact problem.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #9

Aug 012000

Venture

  • miles
Lose ability to steer the van when it rains or passing through small water deposits on the road. The steering wheel locks.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 032000

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

Power steering intermittently goes out. While turning corners steering will lock up for some seconds, and then it will return to normal operation. GMC has been contacted.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #7

Dec 011999

Venture

  • miles
Consumer has experienced sudden yet intermittent loss of power steering and power brakes while making a wide turn to the right resulting in loss of control. Nlm

- Fremont , CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 011999

Venture

  • miles
While driving in the rain power steering would lock up. Would have no warning. Not able to control vehicle when this has happened for a few minutes. Also, battery light would come on. Had been to dealer & mechanic could not locate cause of problem.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 201999

Venture

  • miles
When I drive over water after a rain, my van steering locks up, and the belt makes a noise. I think also the ac stops working. This is a serious situation as you can not steer.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 301998

Venture

  • miles

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

Noisy power steering.

- San Fernando, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 181999

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After going through puddles everything would shut down or not work properly. Power steering is difficult/fan belt slips after getting wet/ alternator would quit working. Also, no protection cover to prevent water splashing. Taking to dealer to check out. ABS light keeps going off.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering fails when driving across small amounts of water.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 081998

Venture

  • miles
When automobile goes through any water it loses power steering. Consumer has to turn the vehicle off and reset it.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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