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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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.

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2005 Chevrolet Venture brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062008

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle does not steer properly and the brakes fail in cold weather. The failures caused the contact to crash into an electrical post. The police arrived at the scene and filed a report. The vehicle was destroyed. The dealer and manufacturer have not yet been notified. The speed was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Cosmopolis, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 292005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevy Venture with 7 passenger seating. The contact stated that the air conditioning was not working. The fuel gauge worked erratically.. one minute it will show full and the next empty. Also havedproblems with the temperature gauge, they corrected that problem. The dash cluster, A/C pumps, and the A/C valve has been replaced and still not corrected the problems. You can be driving down the road the A/C will be cooling and then all of a sudden it will blow out hot air. Brakes were making a squealing noise. The van only has less than 10,000 miles. The dealership has been doing everything that the service representative iwas telling him to do. The service managerfrom GM told the service manager at the dealership to replace the throttle body to fix the A/C and that has nothing to do with the air conditioner. Also, there was another van with more miles than his that had same problems. The contact has been having problems with his van every since date of purchase which was April 29, 2005.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

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