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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,234 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1997 Chevrolet Venture accessories - exterior problems

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 212006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

1997 Chevy Venture, power sliding passenger door the door pops open while driving.the dealer states door had been repaired once in 2002 and they are not responsible for further repaires on the latching of this door

- Lincoln Park, NJ, USA

problem #10

Oct 012005

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,570 miles
: the contact stated occupants have been injured by the interior handle that opens the power sliding door causing occupants to get trapped by the door. A NHTSA recall, #04V597000 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the latches/locks/linkages: Doors: Latch however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair without charge under the recall. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership for repairs four to five times.

- Lewes, DE, USA

problem #9

Apr 142004

Venture 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The seat belts did not work, they were defective. Took vehicle to the dealer three times, but they wanted consumer to pay for it. Consumer felt that manufacturer should be responsible for the repairs. Also, the sliding door motor on 1997 Chevrolet Venture is defective. Consumer paid for repairs 3 different times, but it kept breaking. Passenger side window switch failed. Wiper module shorted out. The vehicle ABS light illuminated. The dealer found a bad connection at the ebcm. Also found both traction bulbs were missing.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

problem #8

Feb 092004

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

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

I have a 1997 Chevrolet Venture van. There was a problem with my power sliding door working improperly and opening on its own. There was a recall of the door during that time and the door was "fixed" by the dealership. The door continued to malfunctioned several times after that and was taken back to the dealer several times for repair under the recall. Unfortunately, with three small children and a full time job, I could not continue to take the van to the dealer to correct the problem. The door kept opening itself after being closed and then would blow the fuse and only operate manually. For fear of the safety of my children, I left the door operate manually and gave up on the power aspect of the door. The door is very difficult to open maually and requires a great deal of strength. Now, two years later, I contacted GM on the matter and they sent me back to the dealership(sylvester Chevrolet of peckville pa. ) and they "diagnosed" the problem as being unrealted to the recall. I do not believe this and feel that were the last ones to do any work on the door(recall) and it broke shortly after they"fixed"the recall. The dealer and GM are telling me that the repairs will cost $850 to fix. I feel any damage to the door was as a result of this recall and their inability to correct it. The dealer and GM have told me hey can offer me no help in this matter and if I want the door fixed, to pay for it. I know have to pay $350 for them just to put my van back together with no reapirs and the door still not working. Do I have any recourse in this matter?? thank you, tammy pitsman

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 052003

Venture

  • 53,000 miles
While driving at any speed passenger's sliding door intermittently opens on its own. Vehicle had been at dealer ten times for repairs.

- Romulus, MI, USA

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problem #6

Jan 012002

Venture

  • miles
Driver's side door will not shut or lock properly. Then, at other times, door will not work at all.

- Highland Mills, NY, USA

problem #5

May 312001

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

The consumer was not happy with the service at the dealer with taking the vehicle in for recall repair 01V-067 of the passenger side power sliding door, the dealer took several hours more to make the repair than originally stated. Nlm

- Howey In T, FL, USA

problem #4

May 102001

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
We have not had a accident yet, but the side sliding door is very loose. We were notified that a recall was to take place to fix this problem. According to your information this recall was in effect in March of this year. So far, we have received no notification. Have we been overlooked? this problem really needs to be fixed before the door flies open and we have a major problem perhaps with grandchildren onboard.

- Schwenksville, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 061999

Venture

  • miles
Rear manual sliding door closed without warning. Causing fractured skull and other injuries to 5 year old child.

- Sparta, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 041999

Venture

  • miles
Door locks would not release when starting vehicle. Also, horn & lights would go off. Then the locks would go up/down on their own. Have been to dealer several times for locking problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 181997

Venture

  • miles
Side door will not close on first attempt, has trouble staying closed and when closed it will open on it's own.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

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