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Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 1
Average Mileage:
21,579 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 012006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 35 mph approaching an intersection the vehicle in front made a U turn which resulted in a collision. The consumers vehicle impacted the other vehicle on the rear left side. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed at the scene of the accident. The fire department was also present. Updated 08/29/06.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 062005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Had intermitant airbag light, repaired by dealer under warranty. Dealer fixed drivers side seat belt retractor. Then had 40 mph front end crash, front and side airbags failed to deploy. SDM has history of failure on this van. Contacted GM, they stated 'no issue - case closed'. needs to be addressed. I am an automotive engineer, all conditions should have been met in this crash for airbag deployment.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #6

Nov 132003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,635 miles
While driving at 30 mph the vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, the driver and passenger side air bags did not deploy. The consumer sustained a fractured sternum and was hospitalized. Another vehicle also hit the consumers vehicle in the rear. The vehicle was declared totaled.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #5

Aug 052003


  • miles


The consumer was involved in a collision with a trailer that became detached from another consumer's vehicle and none of the air bags deployed.

- Hollister, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 232002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I was in a accident going between 30 to 32 mph and hit a car with the front of the van. The other car was struck on the driver side of the car. Neither of the air bags in my Venture van went off. The front bumper, headlight assembly, grill and hold were all damaged. The fire department and police department wanted to make sure that I make a complaint with you because they stated that both air bags should have went off. As far as I know there is no switch to turn either air bag off.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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problem #3

May 192002


  • miles
Was driving vehicle at approximately 35 mph when vehicle in front stopped short. Applied brakes and pedal went to the floor, failing to stop vehicle. Vehicle in front was rear-ended. Air bags failed to deploy upon impact.

- Jaffrey, NH, USA

problem #2

May 152002


  • miles
Consumer's vehicle broadsided another vehiicle at 20-25 mph and neither air bag and manufacturer were notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Belmont, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 042001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a collision in which driver's air bag did not deploy. Cause unknown. Consumer states there were 2 injuries and one fatality.

- Gainsville, GA, USA

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