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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Venture fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 162013


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Venture. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact smelled fuel within the cabin of the vehicle. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the fuel odor. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Rowland, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 252013

Venture 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The van fills with fuel fumes. The fumes can be smelled inside and outside the vehicle. GM has recalled Chevy Venture 2001-2004 for specific VIN#'s but no 2005's and my specific VIN# is not included. I have talked with GM but their response is just your VIN# is not included. You can go to the dealership and pay for it to get fixed. This is a specific fire hazard according to their reports. I have had to park my vehicle for safety reasons. I can not allow my children to be subjected to the fuel fumes or the potential of a fire. I am not in a position at this time to pay for the work or trade due to the economy. If GM knows that have this problem then why would they let a potential hazard to loyal customers continue. Regardless of the VIN# if the problem is present then GM should be responsible. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rowland, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 012010

Venture 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Venture mini van that has developed a fuel leak around the area where the filler tube connects to the fuel tank. Having researched this, it is apparent that this has been a problem for these vehicles as early as 2003. This the third time this has happened on my van. I have attempted to repair it twice, using an epoxy sealer, but the leak redevelops after a few days. I might have to replace the fuel tank and filler tube, if I can find one that I can afford. GM says that this is not defect and will not issue a recall, but it seems that just the idea of fire hazard would be enough reason for GM to fix the problem. I do not see how GM can not say that this is not a defect in the design, since this has occurred a number of time. It's a plastic side mounted tank with no protection surrounding it and a filler tube that joins it in a very vulnerable area.

- Allen, TX, USA

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