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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chevrolet Venture seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 282008


  • 130,000 miles


My 2yr old daughter was strangled last night in our 2002 Chevy Venture. The van has a built in toddler seat(may be called differ) well, she some how managed to have the "adult" seat belt wrap around her neck and then the seat belt tighten up. We could not get the belt off due to it being "locked." We opened the door, of course this is after a quick panic across lanes in the highway to exit the major highway we were driving on. Well, I had my son run over to "pep boys" and tell them there is a 2yr old that is chocking from a seatbelt the will not "let go" and we need something to cut the belt with. They were very helpful there at pep boys. My son managed to run back to us and hand me the emergency device to cut the belt and release our daughter. The was nothing we could do. We opened the door and had the van in park. I think if I and my son were not there, we may have one less member in our family today. Something needs to be done for this can never happen again.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 162002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Crancking extensvly, brakes front and rear, uneven wear and tear, hydroplaning noise, vibrations, steering and unalignments problems, emmision repaired and treated, as the created sulphur odors, and stalling. Uneven driving, ABS light coming on at speed exceeding 60 mph.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 152004


  • 40,000 miles
Consumer complained about a problem with the retainer clip on the integrated child seat. A four year old child was able to open the clip at will. On four different occasions a child had been able to open the clip and release herself.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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