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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,667 miles

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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 252015


  • 122,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that while making a left turn at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09E005000 (steering). The failure mileage was 122,000.

- West Pittston, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Since purchasing this van I have had numerous problems, with the most recent being an engine replacement. This problem stems from the bad design of GM's intake gasket which breaks down and causes anti-freeze to leak into the engine causing premature wear and/or replacement.

- Vassar, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002


  • miles
While traveling on highway and without prior warning wind blew van into a ditch and it slammed into a tree. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

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