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1997 Chevrolet Venture fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 011997

Venture 4WD

  • miles


After owning vehichle a few months, van was left running while parked, waiting on a passenger. It ran out of gas during this time and we filled a total of four five gallon gas cans, in an attempt to get it started. Finally Chevrolet was contacted and I was informed that the vehicle had some self-destruct mechanism which caused a diaphram (?) in the tank to disable should it ever run out of gas or have gas put in in any method other than with a standard nozzle. This, I was told was a safty feature so that owner's would take it into the shop should they run out of gas, so that the vehicle could be checked. However, had I ran out of gas in an unsafe area, this could prove detrimental to my safety and that of my passengers.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 282000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
O-ring cracked on fuel filter under the vehicle, fuel leaked all over garage, and consumer woke up, coughing and had burning eyes. Consumer felt house could have exploded.

- Herscher, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 151997


  • miles
Service advisor indicated that GM is having a problem with the Venture vans where the fuel injectors clog up with fuel for no apparent reason.

- Olmsted Falls, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 221997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving and reaching a speed of 50mph or more the steering column shakes violently like it's going to separate from the steering box. Took in to dealer and they can not find anything wrong. Also the cruise control was inoperative, the A/C was not blowing cool air due to a leak from the compressor, there was a smell of raw eggs due to fuel injectors leaking, and the dome lights were inoperative, the left coat hoof fell out of roof.

- Clearmont, FL, USA

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