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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,476 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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1997 Chevrolet Venture AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 182004

(reported on)

Venture 6-cyl

  • 29,904 miles


Defective intake manifold gasket repaired 4-times reply directly to the constituent. The dealer refused to repair the consumer's A/C until the manifold gasket was repaired. The vehicle transmission fluid burned and the PCV valve was gummed with dexcool. The serpentine was worn out.

- Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 112001

Venture 4WD

  • miles
Shortly after purchasing car, headlights filled with moisture causing lights to burn out. Dealership stated there were no replacements even made yet. At almost 100,000 miles engine died, power steering failed, belt slipped and ac went out within days of each other. 1800chevusa rep "jason" said "Chevy only builds their vehichles to last 100,000 miles". never again will I buy Chevy. Not after what jason said.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #2

May 141999


  • miles
No summary.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 221997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving and reaching a speed of 50mph or more the steering column shakes violently like it's going to separate from the steering box. Took in to dealer and they can not find anything wrong. Also the cruise control was inoperative, the A/C was not blowing cool air due to a leak from the compressor, there was a smell of raw eggs due to fuel injectors leaking, and the dome lights were inoperative, the left coat hoof fell out of roof.

- Clearmont, FL, USA

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