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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
14 / 1
Average Mileage:
26,514 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 #7

Jul 132005


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that while involved in a crash, the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and minor injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 10/2/14 updated 05/12/2015

- Franklin, NC, USA

problem #6

Nov 242012

Venture 6-cyl

  • 135,596 miles
We were traveling North bound going about 60 mph on hwy 99 just North of sacramento. An ambulance cut in front of us and slowed down. The right front of the 2001 Chevy Venture struck the left rear end of the ambulance. The air bags did not deploy my daughter injured her hand and legs. I injured my sternum, bruised my stomach, and injured my right leg. We do have pictures showing that the air bags did not deploy.

- Brookings, OR, USA

problem #5

Mar 122004


  • miles
I have a 2001 Venture with an airbag light that occasionally comes on. Dealer says that it is a faulty sensor in the seat belt. Dealer and GM customer service both claim no responsibility for a defective SRS on a vehicle with less than 48,000 miles. I contend that the safety restraint system should last the life of the vehicle if it is not damaged due to wear or abuse. I contend that GM is liable if my SRS fails.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 052003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My daughter and I were involved in a collision at approx 65mph with a 24' flatbed trailer that detached itself from a vehicle headed the opposite direction. My van had severe frontal/right frontal damage. On star was notified upon impact-by the air bag deployment sensors-and dispatched ems for me. The driver, passenger and side air bags did not deploy. The on star system shows they did.

- Hollister, MO, USA

problem #3

Sep 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was involved in a accident in my 2001 Chevrolet Venture. We where driving at a speed of 45 mph, when a car pulled out in front of us. We hit him broadside at 30-45 mph. Our vehicle then spun around and was hit broadside on the drivers side by another vehicle. The front nor the side passenger airbags deployed. Our vehicle was totaled.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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problem #2

Jul 162003


  • miles
Traveling 45-50 mph with green light in 2001 Chevy Venture mini-van, car turned abruptly in front of us, we struck them in the passenger side. All 4 in our vehicle wearing seat belts but neither airbag deployed. Both vehicles were totaled.

- Alma, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light comes on intermittently. Dealer has been contacted.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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