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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,950 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 052005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,750 miles


(1)windshield wiper control failure. Wipers failed to operate / operated erratically during rainstorm at night. Wipers work at times, not at all at others. Turning them off, then back on may get them working again, or maybe not. (2) had to pull off of the interstate. Was only able to get the wipers running on intermittent mode. Continued driving to destination with caution (white knuckle driving all the way). (3) problem has not been diagnosed yet. Will not drive in the rain, until problem is successfully diagnosed / repaired.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #4

Apr 051998


  • miles
Windshield wipers failed to operate prorely, especially during inclement weather, affecting visibility.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 021998

(reported on)


  • miles
Rear windshield wiper goes off when shutting the automatic passenger door/all electronics an dashboard goes off when using headlight controls/headlights goes off by themselves every 10 seconds/driver's control for door locks has completely gone out/evaporative emission canister vend solenoid valve assembly failed prior to recall, van is not idling properly.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Aug 031998

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittent operation of windshield wipers. In addition, all electronics on dashboard goes on and off/headlights go off by themselves every 10 seconds/driver's controls for door locks failed/evaporative emission canister vend solenoid valve assembly failed prior to manufacturer's recall/poor idling and vehicle is sluggish/driver's information center fails to work properly, and air bag wires are still exposed to rear passengers' feet.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Apr 031998

(reported on)


  • miles
Windshield wipers intermittently go off by themselves when hitting a normal bump in the road, and when the front/rear heater or air conditioner controls are used. In addition, driver's information message center in the extended overhead console has never worked properly. Temperature gauge increases at least 1/8 to 1/4 inches and stayes there. Air bag wires are still exposed to rea rpassenger's seat. Drover's/passengers door locks failed. Headlights go off by themselves every 10 seconds. Finally, evaporative emission canister failed prior to recall. 780180 dup of 533715; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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