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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,800 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Venture drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 192003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,800 miles


Premature failure of automatic transmission on 2001chevrolet Venture minivan. Believe known engineering or materials defect causes sun gear/thrust bearing on input shaft to prematurely fail (44,000 miles in my case). If failed under speed could cause accident as all forward and reverse power to wheels was lost. Many complaints on web about pre-mature Chevrolet Venture transmission failures. GM also has had a service bulletin out for some time on the failing sun gear/thrust bearing. Seems pretty early in model year life to be publishing what is apparently a common problem showing up at repair sites. Request recall investigation.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

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