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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Venture miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 282004

Venture

  • 32,000 miles

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

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 #1

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My 2002 Venture has lost the ABS & AWD systems several times, (which is no fun while driving on ice and snow). The dealer has fixed wiring, replaced sensors, and is know waiting for complete wheel asmblies for my van and at least 3 others. The dealer has furnished each of us with loaner vehicles while they await parts. I have been told that the 2003 Venture has an upgraded system. The dealer has been very helpful, but I thought I should bring this to your attention, being that there was no mention of this problem on the "web". I wasn't aware of others having problems until this last incident and the service manager mentioned that I wasn't the only one having problems. Please contact me if you need further information, also let me know if this has been a larger nationwide problem.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

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