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1998 Chevrolet Venture windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 011999


  • miles


When it rains it goes into vehicle where dome light and electronic computer were mounted on the ceiling which may cause an electrical short. Also, on middle rear seat both seatbelts jammed and would not lock in place, which wont protect child in event of a crash. Dealer replaced passenger's side seatbelt, and fixed driver's rear seatbelt. Finally, rear middle window pin kept falling, which allowed the windows to stay open. Dealer fixed the problem 3 times, but on the fourth time, they replace the whole unit.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pin fell out of attachment to the push out window on right side of sliding door, this prevent the window from opening or closing and also ratlles while driving. Nlm

- Laguna Nig, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 021997


  • miles
Having alarm installed. Rug pulled back & notice D 1/2 in water. Mechanic said moisture under windshield dripped inside vehicle. Took to dealer & told problem existed 3 times before another vehicle was offered.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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