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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,917 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Venture fuel system problems

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 252014

Venture 6-cyl

  • 216,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Icv (in line check valve) housing on fuel tank has started cracking and leaking fuel. Chevrolet says this unit is not affected by recall 07V349000. It appears to be the same as my other Venture we had the recall performed on leaking at same spot. This is a fire hazard and GM should repair this on all Venture vans. I have run across hundreds of people in discussion with same issue and not within GM's VIN breaks. I think GM needs to look at this again. I have pictures to prove what is going on.

- Jefferson, GA, USA

problem #11

Dec 192013

Venture 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
I purchased a used 2002 Chevy Venture with only 84,000 and the first thing I did was fill it with gas for the next day of school drop offs and pick ups. I got home parked it and the next day a small puddle of gas was under drivers side sliding door. I looked on line and found a recall so I called the Chevy dealer and they said my VIN # was not one that was covered. So now we have our new van sitting in our drive way with no money to fix it till next week. I think GM really needs to step up and fix their problem... I fond several people in the same boat. And still after they bought a new tank a week or two later the same thing occurred.. so now what... who is keeping the automotive companies accountable.. does some small child have to be injured or god forbid loose their life... some one needs to do something....

- Selma, CA, USA

problem #10

May 022012

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
Chevy Venture 2002 w/83732 miles. To whom it may concern: On April 28, 2002 I took van to have it test it for the emissions. It failed with P0446 code, evap vent performance. On May 2, 2002, I took the van to my local dealership to have it diagnosed for service engine light and ABS light on. They advised me that in order for them to further diagnosed this issue, that they would need to remove the fuel tank for a total of $776.51 cost. Service advisor requested an immediate payment of $345 for them to further diagnose the issue which I declined. I then called GM to inquired about any service bulletins and/or recalls on my minivan, GM found none and they declined to assist with this repair. Based on my research, it seems that a lot of Chevy Venture owners are experiencing the same issue with the emissions system. I do feel that there is a defective part within the emmisions system and more specifically the vent valve and or the fuel tank pressure sensor in the fuel tank. I will not be buying another GM product. I would be very happy to see a recall on this issue. Customer shouldn't have to be put in a financial position where the fuel tank on the vehicle needs removal in order to have a fuel emissions system diagnosed. Thank you very much for your attention to this matter. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 172011

Venture

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The contact smelled gasoline fuel from the vehicle while parked. When he attempted to refuel the vehicle, it would take thirty minutes to add two gallons to the tank. In addition, the check engine warning light was illuminated. The dealer informed the contact that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V349000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current and the failure mileages were unknown.

- Blackwater, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 132011

Venture 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
Fuel gauge reads erratically.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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problem #7

Feb 202011

Venture 6-cyl

  • 218,000 miles
I was driving and notice the van slowing down on me and then it stopped suddenly. I took it to a mechanic and was told it needed gas. Two weeks after I notice the odometer would jump from empty to full back and forth. Then I notice whenever I try to fill it up with gas it would not take more than $5 worth.

- Brampton, 00, USA

problem #6

Oct 162010

Venture

  • 189,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Have fuel leaking from storage tank, technician says it is coming from around the inlet, and that there is a related safety campaign on my vehicle (NHTSA campaign id number: 07V349000). The dealership tells me that my vehicles is not one that is involved in the campaign (2002 Chevrolet Venture [xxx]). it would seem that GM misreport the scope of the problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Madison, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 252009

Venture

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that when ever he added fuel to its capacity and parked the vehicle in his garage, he smelled fuel. He also stated that he doesn't smell fuel while the vehicle is being driven. The failure only occurred when the fuel tank was full. The dealer stated that there was a recall for the fuel system; however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was repaired at the owners expense. The failure recurred which also revealed a crack on the inlet valve. NHTSA campaign id 07V349000, fuel system, gasoline: Storage is related to the failure. The failure and current mileages were 131,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 282004

Venture

  • 32,000 miles
Air conditioner condenser failed, GM new of the problem in December, 2002, but kept their mouth shut until the warranty expired. The gas gauge does not work, it flips from full to empty, I have to keep a mileage notebook in order to know when to fill up. My warning light on the dash continues to flash "rear hatch ajar, side door ajar, low brake fluid." There is nothing wrong with any of the items. The front brakes went bad at 32,000, requiring new pads and rotors. The window button on the driver side will put the passenger window down, but not up. The rear window washer does not work. I am so glad that GM is going bankrupt. I bought an american car, to try and help the workers stay employed, but now realize that all I did was to keep some overpaid, lazy slobs on the job for much longer than they should have been employed. The dealer has been a complete loss, with GM customer service having the attitude that, "since the warranty has expired, you can stick it, because we don't care.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 162007

Venture

  • 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 #2

Jun 122008

Venture

  • miles
I filled up the van, 1.5 hrs later we stopped to use a rest area and it wouldn't start. It sounds like it wants to start but it just won't fire. We had to get it towed, (we were 400 miles from home). It has been in the shop for over a month. They have tried everything. We had a diagnostic at a Chevy dealer and they said 100% it needed a new fuel pump. They wanted $800. I found one for $300. But it did not fix the problem. Now we are still stumped. The dealership does not want to help me again unless I get it fixed there. I can't afford their prices.

- Comins, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 242008

Venture

  • 51,000 miles
Leak in gas tank where filler neck goes into tank. Reference NHTSA recall # 07V349000. GM and local dealer has told me my vehicle does not qualify for recall because my van is long wheelbase and recall is for short wheelbase. The fracture in the tank is in the same location as from the recall for short wheelbase Chevrolet Venture.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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