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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,867 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.

2003 Chevrolet Venture engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012013


  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, he approached a stop sign and with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle lunged and then accelerated. The engine rpms increased rapidly during the failure. The vehicle decelerated after repeated attempts to apply the brakes. The unexpected acceleration was recurring. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the throttle position sensor was replaced, the fuel system was flushed, and the throttle body cleaned and the cruise control cable was disabled. The failure recurred after the repairs were performed. The vehicle was not further repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 152012


  • 106,600 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The contact was traveling 40 mph when the vehicle accelerated after the accelerator pedal was no longer being depressed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 106,600 and the current mileage was 107,000.

- Fife Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 292003

(reported on)


  • miles
Engine raced up to 70 mph, and consumer had to hold the brake pedal down to stop the engine from racing. Dealer was not able to resolve the problem.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

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