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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,925 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 302008


  • 148,823 miles


2002 Chevy ventura started running into electrical issues in the dash Aug of 08. In late September of 08 the air bag light had come on. Several days after the indicator light luminated the drivers side air bag exploded when starting the vehicle on a dry day. I mention this because I was asked a few times by GM about the conditions) took vehicle to the dealer and contacted GM who sent an inspector out to review the codes and make a determination of the cause. My request was to have GM correct the defect because no impact occurred that would cause the airbag to deploy. The case # 10531887 in GM's records which should state that the case was from water leaking into the floor board that caused the problem, they denied the claim. The passenger side air bag deployed days later when starting the vehicle. Contacted them again and they again denied assistance. Months after this episode the windshield needed replaced from rock chip. Found that the luggage rack was allowing water to leak down though the interpillar on the passenger side and has corroded the pillar frame that it was very difficult to replace the glass. So did GM know about the leak that the luggage rack was creating over the years causing electrical issues on this model"?" the reason I bring this up is because I believe the inspector knew what to look for because this vehicle had never had issues with water in the floor boards of carpets. I am the second owner. I purchased the vehicle from a family member in 2006 who garaged it most of the time. I do not. I do want to say on a positive note that the van design and the room that the family enjoys in it on long trips has been great. Disappointed with the findings because the vans value is not worth anything with these problems.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 102005

Venture 6-cyl

  • 27 miles
Accident 12/11/05, I had the green light. I hit another car on its right front side. My complete front end was damaged, about $9000. The air bags never went off. No doubt that they should have. Sensors were destroyed. Something was wrong with air bags.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 072004

(reported on)


  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a collision and the air bags did not deploy.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #3

Mar 112003


  • 22,900 miles


While driving at 30 mph consumer struck a large deer crossing the road. Consumer was wearing seat belts, but the air bags did not deploy. Several months later, consumer's son swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Vehicle rolled into a ditch, flipped on its roof, and slid down an embankment. Seat belts were worn, but the air bags failed to deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries.

- Trumansburg, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 302002


  • 1,800 miles
While driving at 30 mph, vehicle was in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed upon impact. This resulted in injuries to passenger and driver.

- Nottingham, PA, USA

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problem #1

Nov 202002


  • miles
Consumer states: While driving at the speed of 35mph was involved in a side collision neither air bag deployed. Dealer has been notified. If you have any additional information feel free to add.

- Belvidere, IL, USA

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