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1997 Chevrolet Venture accessories - exterior problems

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 011997

Venture 4WD

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Afteer owning this vehicle for barely a month, we began noticing a stench that nearest I could describe it would be that of a dead mouse. However, the smell only noticable if you did not have the air conditioner on. To run the heater, we would put it on ac and then turn the heat up to avoid the smell. When we reported this to the dealer, we were informed it was because we smoked in the vehicle. Howver, we have smoked for years and there is a very distinct stale odour from cigarettes which is in no way similar to the smell we noticed. Now we only really notice this smell after we have the car serviced.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 091999


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#1. stereo panel is extremely hot with lights on & driving a while, there is also a buring smell. It has been worked on twice, replaced once and still you can burn your fingers. #2. defogger takes forever to defog in the morning, sometimes it makes visibility worse. #3. interior roof has been hanging down since the day I bought the van and has gotten worse. #4. my headlights have been replaced many times because of condensation(at least 4 times). #5. brakes. The dealership said I needed new brakes but not under warranty so I had them checked elsewhere. I needed new brakes (front). It cost me over$700 to replace. They said they were grinded down all the way and I should have been able to grind 2 times before replacing. I have the parts. They said the brakes should not have been this far down so soon, too prematurely. I have the bill with the mechanics comments and II would like reimbursement from GM. #6. side control panel plastic is broken and controls no longer all work. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle since the day I bought it. I will be filling out another form to file the remainder of the problems.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

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