Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,290 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.

2001 Chevrolet Venture engine problems

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152008


  • miles


The Chevy Venture fails to maintain fuel levels at appropriate intervals. This constitutes frequent stops and panicking over when and where to get the next tank of gas, resulting in loss of income and causing wide spread hunger.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,860 miles
: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated, the temperature gauge failed, and the vehicle was running slow. The dealership determined there was a blown head gasket.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 182005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,300 miles
Coolant loss, and temperature problems led me to mechanic, assuming it was a thermostat. He traced problem to leaking intake gaskets. Vehicle only has 47,000 miles on it! cost $532 for 6+ hour job to replace faulty intake gaskets. GM should have issued a recall for this; they obviously know about their faulty gaskets, because the set now offered is a "new and improved set".

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 212003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
The service engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where a mechanic determined nothing was wrong. The manufacturer is aware of the problem.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

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