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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,600 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.

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1997 Chevrolet Venture lights problems

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

May 162005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The front headlamps on the 1997-2004 Chevrolet, Pontiac, & Oldsmobile vans do not release moisture from the capsule causing the light to glaze over time. I have replaced front lights twice since owning the vehicle. The glaze on the headlights dramatically reduces your visibility at night to see what is out there, potentially able to cause an accident.

- Greene, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 302004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
After the vehicle came from the car wash, both front headlights failed to illuminate. Consumer noticed both headlight lens were missing. The dealer was notified. The dealer informed the consumer that part was not covered under a recall.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012004


  • miles
While driving, the right side view mirror fell completely off. The seat belt was damaged on the second row passenger side. The head light covers continuously fell off. The consumer had to replace the bulbs constantly. The consumer took the vehicle to the mechanic to have the tires changed and was told the tire rod was bent and that it could not be fixed.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072004


  • 63,000 miles
While driving/paring both frontal plastic headlight lenses detached from the vehicle. Mechanic repaired the problem three times, but problem recurred.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 231998


  • miles
Both headlight housings collect and retain water, fogging the headlight lens. Attempted to replace a burned out turn signal bulb, located in same housing, found the bulb socket was charred and the bulb base was heat welded into the socket. Checked other housing and found same conditions.

- Idaho Fall, ID, USA

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