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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,266 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 #5

Jul 132007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,746 miles


Tail lamp failure due to water egress. Item is a 2001 Chevy Venture tail lamp circuit board socket. Nature of design is a 4 bulb in-line circuit board socket holder, its mounted with electrical connector at the top, thus allowing water to enter the socket holder via wires and connector. Water floods tail lamp and shorts out the tail lamp. Over time the steel circuit plate wires become corroded and can no longer make a complete circuit, thus very dim or no tail lamp lights.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 062006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,350 miles
Taillight circuit boards overheat and melt causing failure. Left one happened 3 years ago while under warranty. And most recently right one melted and had to pay to have it replaced. Service advisor said they had seen several of these.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 122006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles
The contact stated the driver side tail light continually bured out. The dealership determined the tail lamp housing on the inboard side and the plug needed to be replaced.

- Gillespie, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 092005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,900 miles
2001 cev Venture mini van rear tail light assembly corroded and circuit board shorted. Stopped by police have had friends with same problem >local garage (not dealer) has seen many Venture with same problem. Dealer wow first time.

- St Albans, VT, USA

problem #1

Oct 302003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,333 miles
2001 Chevrolet Venture - tail lights filled with water when it rained, causing the tail light brake bulb to short. The traction light then comes on in the dash.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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