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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,500 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.

2002 Chevrolet Venture accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162007


  • 43,000 miles


Front brakes failed prematurely--rotors were destroyed at 34,000 miles. Air conditioner condenser failed, GM knew of problem in Dec. Of 2002 but kept quiet until warranty ran out. Needed to replace condenser and dryer with new parts, GM would not help. Fuel gauge doesn't work, have to keep paper ecord of fuel consumption. Rear window washer has failed, does not spray.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 182005

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
3yr old compressor (air conditioner front & rear) )for 2002 Chevy Venture leaks which caused us to replace entire unit.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 302004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Bought my Venture as dealer demo with 1400 mile on 6/18/02. In April 2004 A/C did not work. Tried recharging system found leak. Took to Chevy in June/July 2004 was told there was a bad weld on the condenser. They refuse to cover $800 repair because vehicle was over 36,000 miles. Also told me my gaskets need replacing at a cost of $1300. Also, have repeatedly had problems with my driver side power window not going up correctly. It gets stuck midway and sometimes will not go up at all. Have had this problem checked at the dealership from the beginning of ownership. Water is also in taillight lens. This was also fixed at dealership once but continues to occur.

- Belford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electrical system, air conditioning unit, lock on back hatch, the power slider, and the front and passenger windows have a hard time rolling up or down when it is cold outside, even though car was parked inside garage all night. The air conditioning unit stopped blowing cold air just about 6 months after we got it. The lock on the back end was stuck in the locked positioned and would not disengage. And the electrical system is all messed up in the back end. Taillights want to work when there not supposed to and the same with the reverse lights. Lights brighter then others on one side then the other, then a few minutes later it will be the other why around. Alot has to do with when I push on the brake pedal if the turn signals are going to work or not. And the power slider was already recalled on the van. The rear brakes on the van are sticking. Example: When you stop for a second and then release the brakes it will make a loud noise like it was stuck and then had to force itself to release. Not sure where to start on this process to get everything fixed.

- Nampa, ID, USA

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