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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,977 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Venture fuel system problems

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 102015


  • 136,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. After the vehicle was fueled, there was a strong odor of fuel coming from the vehicle. The contact observed a puddle of fuel under the rear driver side of the vehicle. The failure recurred continuously. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was approximately 136,000.

- Summerville, AL, USA

problem #5

Nov 202014


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that there was a fuel odor present coming from the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the vent tube at top of fuel tank was corroded and that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Blanch, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 082014

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
I cannot fill the gas tank unless gas spills out of the defective connection that goes to the fuel tank via the hose that is connected from the fuel injection system unto the gas tank. I had to have it repaired by a mechanic that has dealt with this type of vehicle in the past and he told me that this is and has been a manufactured from the beginning concerning this particular mini van (Chevy Venture). As long as the tank is half full there's no leaks, however I can still smell a mild scent of fumes from the defect of the vehicle's fuel system.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 042014

Venture 6-cyl

  • 111,864 miles


Fuel gauge wouldn't measure, and the car when stopped, quit... the fuel gauge had been intermittently not measuring gas correctly, (I even filled a complaints with 2 gas stations thinking it was their gas pump that was wrong.) this was an ongoing problem over a long period of time. Then the car had to be towed to my residence... I live in a desert and it's very hot, the towing company suggested the fuel pump went along with the fuel pressure gauge. So I had to have them replaced....I have never had this kind of problem with other makes of cars.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jul 012013


  • 150,000 miles
Gas gauge does not accurately reflect fuel. It jumps wildly at times from full to empty and back to full. It often shows 3/4 of a tank when it is actually near empty. I had to begin tracking my mileage to ensure I do not run out of gas. Gas light goes on and off but usually coincides with an empty reading.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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problem #1

Jun 172012

Venture 6-cyl

  • 110,996 miles
We bought the van used from a dealership about a year ago. The van was fine at first but a couple of months after we bought the van the fuel gauge fluctuated. The fuel gauge was at half, it went to empty then full and back to half, all in one motion. I thought it was odd but never had a fuel gauge do that to me before. After that the fuel gauge would fluctuate periodically but would always go back to were it was before it fluctuated. We figured as long as it went back to were it was before it fluctuated then we would just deal with it. Boy, were we stupid for thinking that it wasn't going to get worse. It eventually got worse and now it reads full(but its not) and just out of nowhere goes to empty and the fuel light comes on. Just last week the fuel gauge read empty, we put $50 worth of fuel in the van. The gauge read full, we did some running around town(we live in a small town) so we couldn't have used much fuel. We went home and was going to leave again a few hours later and when we started the van and got down the road, the fuel gauge went to empty immediately. Its frustrating that the fuel gauge doesn't display correctly. My wife usually drives the van and I don't want her to run out of gas and get stranded somewhere. I've been reading a lot about this problem on the internet and I was just wondering how many people does it have to affect to warrant a recall by GM" does someone have to get hurt or killed before something gets done" have always bought GM vehicles(never had any issues) but it doesn't make any sense if GM knew about the problem and decided to do nothing. Now were stuck paying 3 more years on a van that doesn't operate properly. We don't have the money to trade it in for something else and don't have the money to get it fixed. Very frustrating!

- Danville, IL, USA

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