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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,800 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Venture wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1997 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #5

May 152004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles


I have Firestone P215-70R15, FR680 tires on my 97 Chevy Venture van. The tires have around 50K on them. Still plenty of tread. Two months ago a 5 inch piece of the right front tire ripped off the tire. Knowing about the tire problem I contacted Firestone and they sent me to their "service center" where he told me that it was my fault no the tires. Two weeks later on a trip to orlando a 9 inch piece of tire ripped of my left front tire. Needing a tire I also replaced that one. The straw that broke the camels back is on Saturday 5.15 my wife and one year old twin girls were driving down the highway to gainsville, fl and the "whole" tread on the back left tire ripped off. Only by the grace of god did she keep control of the van and got off the highway. The police officer that helped her said she was very luckly to not have been in an accident. The tire tread messed up the side of the van and tore off part of the back bumper.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 262003


  • miles
Vehicle:1997 Chevrolet Venture 2 front tires: B.F. goodrich 21570R15 dot # bem3nx711801 experienced tread separation blowouts within 30 miles of each other after driving approximately 600 miles, from fl. To va, in 12 hours. Tires were purchased from bj's wholesale in Oct 2001. And had approximately 20,000 miles on them. No unusual road conditions were encountered prior to tread separation. Rear tires were not purchased at the same time and were unaffected. Will return tires to bj's for replacement unless instructed otherwise.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #3

May 212000


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

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

May 091999


  • miles
Tire tread peeled off and caused a blow out causing loss of control. (tiresize: P215/70R15)( dot number: Tire size: P215/70R15 )

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 032000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00-020; while driving about 60 mph right rear tire had a tread separation, but tire never went flat, and consumer kept control of vehicle. Chevrolet, Venture, 1997, general, ameri P205/704 185, dot A3M0db1446. General tire claims the tire failure was due to road hazard.

- Baton Rough, LA, USA

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