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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,687 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.

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 122007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the brake pedal extended to the floor when depressed. The vehicle was taken to a brake shop (all tune and lube) and they replaced the brake pads, cylinder, and rotors. The contact also stated that the temperature gauge would move to hot. The contact had the vehicle inspected and was informed that the manifold gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the repair was performed. The transmission was also slipping gears. The contact had the transmission fluid flushed, but that did not correct the failure. The current and failure mileages were 96,000.

- Hampton , GA, USA

problem #7

Dec 202007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,978 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated. A mechanic stated that the intake manifold gasket malfunctioned and there was also a coolant leak. GM advised her to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The contact has not yet been to the dealer. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 98,978. Updated 01/17/08 updated 01/17/08

- Holly Hill, SC, USA

problem #6

Nov 042004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,987 miles
3.4 V6 gasket for intake manifold failure, coolant leaking at 25,000 miles.took to dealer and fixed it but had to have engine flushed for $300, they didnt charge me to fix knows this is a problem with this engine, his hands are tied.I will get rid of this van[Venture 2001].please check all other cars vans with this engine, Alero, Impala, montecarlo, Venture ect.... they all have this same problem!!! GM wake up!!! stop selling us junk!!

- South River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,531 miles


Consumer complained about an ABS brake system problem. The rear brake cylinder broke, and vehicle leaked brake fluid. Also, intake manifold leaked coolant into the engine. In addition, delco battery broke, and leaked acid. The battery was replaced twice, but problem recurred. March 2002 computer malfunctioned. July 2002 vcr failed and required replacement. Dec 2, 2002 defective battery, Dec 10, 2003 electrical controls for outside mirrors. Jan 10, 2003 true;">automatic transmission replaced. July 7, 2003both rear brake cylinders failed. Aug 12, 2004 gasket leaks on water pump'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">water pump'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">water pump'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">water pump/intake manifold. Aug battery replaced due to being cracked. The consumer stated that this will be battery number three for this vehicle.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #4

Jul 302004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled intermittently without warning while driving. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and they founded that the intake manifold was cracked and caused coolant to leaks inside the engine. Also has problem whit the alternator.

- Sayreville, NJ, USA

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problem #3

May 062004


  • 44,000 miles
The intake manifold leaked anti freeze inside the engine. As a result, the vehicle overheated while driving. Dealer stated the intake manifold gasket failed.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 152004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Lower intake gasket leeking at approx 63000 miles.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Consumer noticed an oil puddle in the driveway after having an oil change performed. This occurred because of a defective intake manifold gasket. The dealership replaced the intake manifold gasket twice with a new designed intake manifold gasket. After three successful oil changes, the oil began to leak from the engine. The mechanic at the dealer stated that the this was a common problem for this model because the original gasket had a defect and it had been replaced by the newly designed gasket.

- East Lansing, MI, USA

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