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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,833 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Venture lights problems

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Sep 092002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the front driver side headlight bulb continuously failed. The dealer repaired the bulb, however, the failure recurred. The dealer stated that the constant failure was due to moisture entering the fixture, which blew out the bulb and discolored the lens. No repairs were made. The current mileage was 98,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #50

Dec 222005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact stated the plastic covers on the headlights were glued and not bolted onto the vehicle. When the glue wore out water got inside the headlights, and the plastic popped off, causing the halogen light bulb to burn out. The dealer and manufacturer offered no free remedy. The vehicle has not been repaired.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #49

Feb 012005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1997 Chevrolet Venture. The headlight covers came off of the vehicle. It costs $178 plus tax for each of the headlight covers to be repaired. About six month ago one of the headlight covers came off, and a couple of days ago, the other headlight cover came off. The entire headlight assembly has to be replaced to correct the problem. The GM manufacturer told her that this was the first time that he heard of this problem. Also, the contact had automatic transmission problems. The transmission slipped. The first time it got stuck in second gear. The transmission was replaced twice. The first time at only 26,000 miles, and the second time at 26,100 miles. Both times was replaced under warranty. After the second transmission was replaced it had only 78,000 miles on it. While on vacation and driving on the interstate the transmission quit. Had to coast off to the side of the road. That transmission was replaced with a modified transmission, and as of right now, the problem did not recur. All the dealerships that the contact checked to get a new transmission said that there where no transmissions around because they were redesigning all of the transmissions. The vehicle was towed home. She contacted GM manufacturer, and they would not do anything about it because the vehicle had over 100,000 miles.

- Double Springs, AL, USA

problem #48

Feb 052005

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The plastic covers of the headlights on the 1997 Chevy Venture are glued on. Water gets inside the unit and the plastic pops off, then the lights burn out. This is the 5th time I have replaced them at the cost of $185 per light.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #47

Mar 302003

Venture 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
1997 Chevrolet Venture. Headlight lens cover. Last summer I noticed the drivers side lens was loose so I glued it back on with epoxy.(cost $3) recently I found out that the passenger side lens had fallen out sometime while driving.(both fell out within 6 months of each other) I went to wash the van and the halogen bulb exploded and flamed when it got wet. Had I been closer to the vehicle I could have been struck by flying glass. If this would have happened during a rain storm I would have been driving without headlights. (the dealership charged me $165 to replace one assembly). The sealant was faulty on the last assembly, I don't feel comfortable with the new one.

- Rockton, IL, USA

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problem #46

Mar 162003

Venture

  • miles
While driving the passenger side headlight lens fell off. The parts were not available as this is a common problem.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #45

Jan 012003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,500 miles

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

The intake manifold and head gasket failed, and the head light lens fell out of place.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #44

Feb 012003

Venture

  • miles
Headlights fog causing a distraction. Dealer has been notified.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #43

Jan 302003

Venture

  • miles
While driving the vehicle at night time and heavy snowing the left head light blew out, due to the head plastic light cover not well designed for this kind of weather. Dealer wont sell just the head light (sell all unit $161)

- Wakeman, OH, USA

problem #42

Dec 042002

Venture

  • miles
1997 Chevrolet Venture - repeated problems with headlights leaking water in, collecting moisture, lenses falling off, almost caused a head on collsion because headlight blew when lense cover fell off again during recent rain storm. This is third time this vehicle has had a lense and headlight problem. In checking "mycarstats.com" this is a very common problem. I'm surprised a recall has not been issued for this defect. Dealer and Chevrolet refuse to admit any responsibility for their defective headlight lenses

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #41

Feb 022002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Consumer state while traveling during rain head light covers fail off in result of head light blowing out.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #40

Oct 092002

Venture

  • miles
While driving vehicle headlights shorted out. Dealer has been notified.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #39

Jun 012002

Venture

  • miles
The clear part that holds the bulb inside of the headlight fixtures flew off while traveling on highway without prior warning. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Logan, WV, USA

problem #38

May 212000

Venture

  • miles
Bridgestone tires showed signs of tread separation. Chevrolet notified, but stated tires are not on recall list.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #37

Apr 152002

Venture

  • miles
Consumer states that sealing compound holding lens to body of headlight dried out and the lens fell off. This resulted in the open type bulb to get wet and blow. Consumer is unable to drive at night.

- Kitchener, CD, USA

problem #36

Apr 202002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side headlight cover fell off, the caulking around the cover cracked. The glass driver side headlight is missing. Maybe it had broken or someone had broken it. There were no pieces of glass left on the base of the housing of the headlight.

- Des Plains, IL, USA

problem #35

Sep 012001

Venture

  • miles
Both head light assemblies lost plastic its lense covers, it appeared that the adhesive dried out and cracked.

- Cottage Grove, MN, USA

problem #34

Mar 252002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlamp fell out while going down the road, never did find it. Antilock brakes are malfunctioning, very unsafe to drive, transmission went out very costly to repair, especially with so little miles on this vehicle. These problems that I am reporting are very commom and need some attention granted to them. Vehicles cost so much and then when you have to put more money into them it can financially drain you. Please look into this. Thank you, anne de bolt.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #33

Apr 122000

Venture

  • miles
Both of the headlight assemblies fell off of the car - one year apart - the left and right assemblies - the cost to replace them exceeded $200 - when contacting General Motors, Chevrolet division they denied their was any problem with this and refused to compensate us.,

- Bloomsbury, NJ, USA

problem #32

Mar 042002

Venture

  • miles
Inside of headlights filled up with water. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and manufacturer has been notified. Consumer states that the water inside of headlights making it hard to see the road.

- Port Orford, OR, USA

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