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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 011999


  • miles


The intake manifold gasket blew and filled the engine with water, this is a problem with the 3.4 engine that GM is aware of. The sliding door on the passenger side has fallen off the van 4 times since we have had dealer fixed 3 times then it was out of warrenty. The front and rear brakes started squealing when the van had 1000 miles on it and continue to this day. GM says they are designed like that. The seat belts in the van come unlatched at any time, the belts in the rear will contiually tighten when you hit bumps in the road. GM told us that we were not using the seatbelts properly. The rack and pinion steering started making a growling noise immidiatly following the warrenty running out.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 012001


  • miles
The interior of lap buckle came out of the outer casing, buckle can still be used but if a slit touch buckle releases. My main concern is that is the seat were my daughter safety seat is supposed to be, and if the buckle failed that easily without being in an accident then what would happen in a crash. The dealership & Chevrolet refuse to cover the repair to the lap belt.

- Port Clinton, OH, USA

problem #3

May 112001


  • miles
Rear passenger seat belt behind driver keeps popping out of buckle mechanism.

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #2

Nov 181998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Seat belt buckles are not flexible enough to secure child safety seat properly.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 081997


  • miles
ABS brakes failed, resulting in loss of control/collision. No deployment of driver's/passenger's air bags upon impact. Also, driver's seat belt came unfastened.

- Whitesburg, KY, USA

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