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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,750 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012009


  • 120,000 miles


Needs replaced frontend hubs, tierod, pinion repairs/recall this van needs a new owner!!! nothing but costly repairs Chevy needs to recall all them Venture.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Over the past year the low coolant light has been coming on. Recently I noticed coolant on the floor of my garage so I decided to take the vehicle in for diagnosis. Leaking intake manifold gasket and possible lifter problems. I have also had to have the brakes replaced a couple of times and have had the vehicle in for several recall related issues. A web site has been set up to petition GM to recall this issue

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 102004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
This is a follow up of acomplaint filed on 3/10/1997. After several conversations with Chevy Corp. They have advised me that they will offer no assistance in repairing my Venture. The dealership has advised me that repairs will cost a minimum of $2000. Add this to the $7500 that I still owe and I will owe $9500 on this van. I am amazed by the denial of Chevy Corp. With all of the complaints by consumers who have blown head gaskets from dex coolant. I am asking that someone please investigate this matter!! this should not have happened with only 75,000 miles on this van. That's an average of 12,000 miles per year, and I have doccumented proof of regular maintenance. I have also had problems with the brakes, sliding door, seat latches, and electrical problems with power windows. I will never by another GM product again!!

- Corinth, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 302003


  • miles
While driving at 30 mph and without warning engine would stall, causing the consumer to pull over. Also, brakes were not working properly.

- Cicero, IL, USA

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