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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 032014

Venture 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


The speedometer failed on the instrument cluster. Previously the fuel and temperature gauges have failed. Chevy does not seem to believe this to be the result of defective parts but that is attributed to operating the vehicle past 100,000 miles. The repair is estimated at $500 and is not guaranteed. I have noticed numerous complaints of instrument cluster failure but I have not seen if any action has been taken by Chevrolet.

- North Attleboro, MA, USA

problem #6

Aug 262011

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
The date when this first appeared is unknown. I believe it has been an issue for about 2 years. I have owned the van for 7 years. The speedometer cluster quit working. This is a very common occurrence according to others who own similar vehicles. I cannot tell how fast I am going, how hot my engine is running, or when I will run out of gas.

- Fordland, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 202010


  • 80,000 miles
2004 Chevrolet Venture. Temperature gauge stopped working, was giving erratic readings, the needle dropped to the bottom of the guage. The needle now operates in reverse, like a mirror image if it was working properly. About a month later, the speedometer gauge stopped working, the needle dropped to the bottom right and stayed there. Currently speed and temp. Gauge not working. Fuel gauge is still operational.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 232009


  • miles


The temperature gauge sticks once in a while. I was told that it's something in the gauges and to replace the entire thing which was quoted at $500 installed...nope I will live with it I guess.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012010


  • 81,000 miles
2004 Chevy Venture. Fuel and temp gauges showing false readings. During a long cross country drive speedo started giving false readings making it hard to drive in traffic. Gauge bounces or sticks in one position or shows incorrect speeds.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 162007

Venture 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cluster gauge not working properly. First while my husband was driving it looked as if the temp. Gauge was showing it was over heating. Further evaluation showed the cluster gauge was malfunctioning. A few months later while waiting for a replacement the speedometer has also began to either stop working or jumps around as if it is also malfunctioning.

- Stafford, KS, USA

problem #1

Feb 202008

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
We currently own a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The van has 58,000 miles at this time. The speedometer started jumping quickly on acceleration and deacceleration. From this it went to reading incorrectly and now has fallen down and will not read at all. We have not done anything to correct the problem at this time. However we were informed by a dealership that this was a problem on some of the Chevrolet trucks. We were told to wait and it might be placed on a recall list.

- Cleveland, MO, USA

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