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7.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,700.00
Average Mileage:
103,016 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chevrolet Venture transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 212004

Venture LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

WHEN THE VAN STARTED STACHING IN TO GEAR I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER I WAS TOLD BY SEVERAL CHEVROLET DEALERS THAT IS NORMAL FOR THE CAR. NOW HERE I AM 10YRS LATER AND THE DAMN CAR IS DOING THE SAME THING. CHEVROLET NEEDS TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. MY CO WORKER HAD THE SAME VAN SHE IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS.

- , Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152012

Venture LS 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

I bought a 2004 Chevy Venture from a dealership in Ashtabula Ohio it had 114,000 miles on it and I felt I was paying quite a bit for it since it needed tires and the passenger side window didn't work and the CD player didn't work. After driving it for a while I noticed an antifreeze smell. I noticed hose was leaking. I took it back and they put a new hose on it. Then I still smelled antifreeze, it was a o-ring that they replaced.

Then I heard a faint grinding noise while backing out my driveway, the rotor sand drums needed to be replaced, too far gone to turn and of course the brakes needed replace. And not the transmission is screwing up, all this within weeks of the purchase.

- , Conneaut, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 232012

Venture LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Transmission, stop and start, feels like we are going to get whip lash, jerking with stopping at times and then starting, feels like the back tires are spinning and not going, it then jerks into position. I have children and grandchildren that ride with me and someone @ Chevy should get their head out of their dark side and take a look. I see a lot of problems and complaints about this and even if they don't feel like a life is worth something, then shame on them, let's give them a vehicle like this and give them VERY limited access with no help and see how long it takes them to fix the situation. My sliding doors don't engage with the locks and sometimes they continue to stay locked even with shutting off the vehicle. AGAIN HEAVEN forbid someone need emergency assistance, and can't get the darn doors open. I guess as long as they make a buck - they DON"T CARE. CORPORATE AMERICA...............WHERE DID AMERICA GO???????

- , Middlbebury, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 202011

Venture LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All I have to say is, it's getting hard to buy american, when all my cars are falling apart and they don't seen to care. I also have a chevy blazer 4x4 and it's falling apart too. Guess i need to buy FORD.

- , Berlin Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 012010

Venture V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,568 miles

Had to take the van to the dealer 30 miles away, he changed the filter and fluid. The vehicle ran okay for the last few days but now it is doing the same thing, especially in stop and go traffic with the outside temp around 78 degrees. When I shut off the van for a few minutes and then drive it, it shifts fine. It seems like it resets something and shifts smooth as ever no matter what the temp is! It sound like a stupid computer/ electrical component issue but who knows.We are at a loss as to what it could be. No one seems to know what to do except replace the transmission with a new one, which is the most expensive thing to do or start replacing parts, which of course is shooting in the dark! HELP I hate newer model cars. I wish my husband and I had kept our 1971 Maverick, at least that car could be fixed easily with our own hands

- , Summerville, SC, USA

problem #2

Feb 152010

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I had to have the transmission completely rebuilt! And now it's doing it again, isn't it great that quality means junk. I would rather drive a $200 car that was built in the 70's than the crap they are building now! Chevy needs to figure it out before they lose a whole family of customers

- , Vinton, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262010

Venture LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,543 miles

this stupid vehicle is not worth what we are still paying for it. it has multiple electrical issues, the door contact blocks no longer make contact so the locks will not engage or disengage on the sliding doors. the transmission is slipping. the stupid instrument panel needs to be replaced since it is spinning the gauges like a windmill. Last GM product I will ever own. I would rather drive a speeding out of control Prius

- , Sandwich, IL, USA

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