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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Venture lights problems

lights problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 112012

Venture 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles

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

Rear brake lamps keep failing, light bar on top works fine but both side rear brake lamps fail continuously. Upon disassembly of brake light one can see the sockets and bulb contacts are melting. This van has already had the entire rear light assembly on each side replaced but problem is recurring. Cleaning/sanding sockets works temporarily but problem returns within a couple of weeks. Bulb replacement alone does not work. Filaments in bulbs are not burnt out but contacts on bulbs and sockets are burnt. This only affects the circuit the brake light filament is on, the taillights (which share the same multifilament bulb) are not affected. Upon further research it's quite apparent this is a problem very common across most or all model years of this van. This is a safety issue for the occupants - the lights can (and will) fail without notice leaving driver vulnerable to collisions from behind due to inadequate signaling.

- Lisbon Falls, ME, USA

problem #7

Dec 182009

Venture

  • 99,998 miles
I have owned 3 Chevy Venture minivans over the past 10 years. All of them had the same problems, the signal and head lights go out, the window switch goes out and finally the head gasket goes. They run great until the day it starts overheating, then your out a vehicle. Everyone I know who has a Venture has had at least one of these problems with their vehicle.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #6

Sep 031999

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Light module failed causing tail lights and interior light malfunction. Mjs

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 242000

Venture

  • miles

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

Parking lights and signal lights go off when consumer applies brakes.

- Stevenson, WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 301999

Venture

  • miles
Inside of headlight modules and parking light modules collect moisture/fog up and reduce light efficiency.

- Hawthorne, NJ, USA

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problem #3

Jun 281997

Venture

  • miles
Door ajar light comes on intermittently and the dealership can not seem to fix the problem.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 191997

Venture

  • miles
Interior lights turn on when car is parked and not running.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 061997

Venture

  • miles
Design problem; due to the parking lights staying illuminated, consumer states that when approaching a intersection after stopping, other drivers believe the turn signal is on and driver is making a turn. When actually he is continuing to go straight on same road.

- Houston, IN, USA

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