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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Venture body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle had brake problems for all four wheels. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer on 13 occasions. On the 9th visit, the manufacturer authorized a 72,000-mile warranty. On 8/14/2006, while driving 15 mph, the left rear sliding door fell off the roller track. The vehicle was being repaired at an authorized body shop. The manufacturer was notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic sliding door on driver side opens by itself. I will close the door using the keyless remote or the button on the inside of door frame but door will reopen. Happens multiple times in a single attempt to close door. Slope of vehicle is not a factor as it will reopen when van is parked on even ground. Cold weather may be factor. There is always a loud "kachunk" as I assume the mechanism is trying to work. To finally get it to stop reopening in single incident, I will engage the lock or will turn off automatic option. Have made numerous calls to dealer and have taken van in twice to be inspected. Each time mechanics are not able to duplicate problem and end up "cleaning" the track and adjusting striker. I am concerned that the door is not latching properly and may pose danger of injury to my small children in accident.

- Mexico, MO, USA

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