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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,337 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Chevrolet Venture AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased this mini-van used from Chevrolet dealership on 2/27/2004. Air conditioner failed in August 2004. Independent mechanic (not with dealership) said it was the condenser. Called dealership for estimate. Advised that repair & replacement woudl be approximately $925. Dealer agred to replace it with us paying $200 deductible for labor. Parts replaced (per dealership invoice) are the condenser, clamp, retainer, & seal.

- E Granby, CT, USA

problem #2

May 062002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,010 miles
Found that the condenser weld on the A/C unit is faulty in my 2001 Chevy Venture van. I know the condensers are on national backorder which leads me to believe the failure is common. Would this not be a problem if I were working under the vehicle and the weld failed resulting in the displacement of oxygen in the work environment. I would suggest a recall to fix the suspect welds.

- Lucasville, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 162000

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
2001 Chevy Venture 12 months old approx 14,000 miles, radiator seam split right lower corner leaking antifreeze. Ac also stopped working, condenser seam split, right lower corner. Replaced by dealer. Vehicle now 18 months old approx 21,000 miles, ac stopped working. Condenser seam split lower right front corner. Dealer replaced. Appears to be a structural defect in design stressing the radiator and condenser via the mounting scheme. Vehicle is a lemon. First time repaired dealer had to order condenser. This time repaired he had 3 in stock!

- Irwin, PA, USA

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