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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,667 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Venture cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012009

Venture

  • 34,000 miles

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

Temp gauge reading hot, decided 95 S in New York city wasn't an ideal place to stop and traffic was very bad had to drive in breakdown lane to get to nearest exit (approx 1.5 miles) pulled over in a water works lot with my 4 yr olds and wife at 11:30 pm, on way to Ohio from Rhode Island. Called aaa took to garage, several hours later, us to a hotel that wasn't booked. Next garage replaced the temp switch and thermostat. Seemed ok. Continued to Ohio. While in Ohio temp gauge was reading hot again. Took to dealer and said that the gauge cluster was faulty but did not have the part to replace. Came home, temp gauge has been reading fine if I turn the key on and off to "reset" the gauge back to "zero" still not sure that it is reading correctly at that point. $500 to have replaced. Most car forums people have been complaining of this issue and some other cooling issues that very well may be related to this problem. Safety of my family is very important and having a van that "overheats"is a problem due the fact that if we ignore the gauge it very well may overheat and my family may be on the side of the road not being able to get to a safe place. We were fortunate that aaa was able to help us alot and that I was able to get to a safe place that wasn't the bronx (which was the next exit) or worse. This problem including the stay was $1300 and not to mention being in a strange dark place for nearly 3 hrs. I still have no confidence the new cluster is working the way it is supposed to.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009

Venture

  • 34,000 miles
Temp gauge reading hot, decided 95 S in New York city wasn't an ideal place to stop and traffic was very bad had to drive in breakdown lane to get to nearest exit (approx 1.5 miles) pulled over in a water works lot with my 4 yr olds and wife at 11:30 pm, on way to Ohio from Rhode Island. Called aaa took to garage, several hours later, us to a hotel that wasn't booked. Next garage replaced the temp switch and thermostat. Seemed ok. Continued to Ohio. While in Ohio temp gauge was reading hot again. Took to dealer and said that the gauge cluster was faulty but did not have the part to replace. Came home, temp gauge has been reading fine if I turn the key on and off to "reset" the gauge back to "zero" still not sure that it is reading correctly at that point. $500 to have replaced. Most car forums people have been complaining of this issue and some other cooling issues that very well may be related to this problem. Safety of my family is very important and having a van that "overheats"is a problem due the fact that if we ignore the gauge it very well may overheat and my family may be on the side of the road not being able to get to a safe place. We were fortunate that aaa was able to help us alot and that I was able to get to a safe place that wasn't the bronx (which was the next exit) or worse. This problem including the stay was $1300 and not to mention being in a strange dark place for nearly 3 hrs. I still have no confidence the new cluster is working the way it is supposed to.

- Warwick, RI, 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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