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1997 Chevrolet Venture body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022000

(reported on)


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#1. it is very heavy to push up the tailgate without the use of the hydraulics. It goes up easily only part of the way. #2. my seat and pocket should not be ripping as easily as they have. I do not have little kids tugging at them. #3. the cigarette lighter does not work. It has been allegedly fixed several times. #4. the interior side door panels are hard plastic and they are attached by velcro. They don't always stick to the velcro and come loose. One has already broken and replaced. They are still loose. #5. the front seatbelts don't retract all the way on their own and the front passenger's seatbelt twists on a regular basis. #6. the range of distance on the remote keyless entry is being basically on top of the vehicle. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle since the day I bought it. It is my first american made vehicle and probably my last. I think I really bought a lemon.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

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