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1997 Chevrolet Venture accessories - interior problems

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Dec 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While the vehicle was parked consumer noticed that the SRS light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. This caused the horn to become inoperative. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection.. vehicle wa srecalled for steering rack and pinion replacement. After it was replaced the air bag light came on and couldn't be reset, the sensor unit shorted out and burne dall tail lights. Consumer talked to several people who had the same problem. Consumer claimed he was 68 years of age and was told that vehicle couldn't be driven without air bags being used in which case they were wrong.consumer drives about 3000 miles per week as a delivery person for a furnace company and alway used seat belts.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #29

Apr 252000

Venture

  • miles
While traveling down a city street, below the posted speed limit, a car pulled into our path. As the driver attempted to activate the horn, she noticed she had to remove one hand from the ring of the steering wheel. She also realized that if impact had occurred, her arm would have sustained tremendous force from the deployment of the airbag. It is our opinion that the horn activation buttons should be on each side of the wheel so the driver can keep both hands on the wheel for evasive manuevers if needed and to keep the hands away from the airbag's deployment zone.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #28

Apr 011998

Venture

  • miles
Horn failed to activate on several occasions, horn kit installed however continues to fail due to freezing temperatures that causes horn to freeze. Mjs

- Boscobel, WI, USA

problem #27

Nov 011996

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Horn takes excessive amount of pressure activate and also difficult to find the horn button. Nlm

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Jun 011997

Venture

  • miles
I own a 1997 Chevrolet Venture and the horn has been a serious problem to me from the time I bought the car new. I find it almost impossible to blow the horn, and have several times taken it to Chevrolet dealers for repair. They have all told me the same thing: The problem is known to Chevrolet, but no solution has been devised for after-market repair. One dealer said that maybe eventually there would be a recall and a "fix" if enough Venture owners complain vociferously.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #24

Sep 011998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

Because of the design of the horn pad/button it is very hard to depress. Dealer has been notified about the problem.

- Wyaet, IL, USA

problem #23

Jul 091998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Horn requires excessive effort by driver in order for it to blow.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #22

May 011997

Venture

  • miles
Horn buttons not sensitive to anything less than excessive pressure to operate. Sometimes will not operate at all. Dealer says there is no fix.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #21

Apr 151998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Horn would not work unless you apply a substancial amount of pressur on the horn pad.

- Allenhurst, NJ, USA

problem #20

Oct 291998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles

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

Horn sensor is difficult to locate in an emergency.

- Linthicom, MD, USA

problem #19

Apr 141998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Horn is very difficult to engage due to design.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #18

Oct 281997

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Excessive pressure needed to activate horn due to design.

- Chetek, WI, USA

problem #17

May 061998

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Horn inoperative, consumer claims nothing happens when horn buttons are depressed, design requires excessive force to activate horn.

- Canada K1g3jg, CD, USA

problem #16

Aug 011997

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn did not operate when the steering wheel was turned upside down or at a 90 degree angle. It only operated wehn the steering wheel was in a normal position. The dealer repaired the problem, and stated that it wa\S improperly designed.

- Oaklawn, IL, USA

problem #15

May 121998

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive force to engage horn due to design.

- De Land, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 201997

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn button difficult to access in emergency situations.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #13

Feb 121998

Venture

  • miles
Horn is difficult to activate when wheels are not in upright position.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #12

Jan 231998

(reported on)

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Due to the design of the steering wheel it is impossible to blow the horn in a panic situation.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #11

Feb 231998

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belts on the passenger's/drivers/second row, and the last row get stuck, cannot be pull out for buckling up. Sometimes leaving the passengers without protection. Consumer had taken the vehicle five times to dealer for the same problem. In addition, horn extremely hard to beep/alarm system malfunctioned, and second row- rear seat does not lock into place.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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