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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,613 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 #6

Aug 252009


  • 66,000 miles


Engine intake gasket leaks antifreeze.

- Arbutus, MD, USA

problem #5

Sep 272006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
My husband and I purchased a 2004 Chevy Venture on October 24,2004. It had less than 6,000 miles on it. On September 27,2006, while my husband was driving down the interstate, the van began to serge/ stall. He pulled to the side of the interstate and got out of the van. He noticed smoke coming from the hood and figured that it may have just overheated( no warning lights came on ). he pulled up on the hood and flames shot out at him. He dropped the hood down and within minutes the van was completely inflamed. 911 was called to the scene as well as law enforcement. With the exception of singed hair and minor facial burns my husband is ok. The fire inspector told my husband that the fire apparently started on the passenger side of the motor. Most of the time my 3 children traveled in this van. They would have never been able to escape this fire. The van only had around 40,000 miles on it. I am writing this with the hope that people pay close attention to surging or stalling Venture. I'm not sure what caused my van to catch on fire. Hopefully the insurance company will soon know, but I wanted to make GM aware of a potentially life threatening problem.

- Newbern, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 302005

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
The van would stall out when ever it wanted to. Only had the van for a year, and has been to dealer four times, and can't duplicate. They replaced ignition switch and fuel pump. Still stalls. Felt unsafe, and took back to dealer, refused to drive it. Lemon.

- Magnolia , DE, USA

problem #3

Mar 282005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,600 miles


Dt consumer stated that her vehicle stalled while driving four times. The vehicle has been taken to the service dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that they were unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
When coming to a stop or slowing down vehicle shut off.consumer took vehicle to dealer for service. However, the problem could not be duplicated.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,078 miles
Vehicle stalled intermittently while driving at any speed. Dealer inspected the vehicle on three separate occasions, and informed the consumer that they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Williamson, WV, USA

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