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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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2001 Chevrolet Venture accessories - interior problems

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 042002

(reported on)


  • miles


1. the automatic power door has no sensor. If you are standing in its way when the door is closing, it will close on you before it retracts. If my child would get caught in the door, it could do substantial harm. 2. there are 2 bucket seats in the back of this minivan. They are spaced 4.7 inches apart. My son who is 2 years old (35lbs and 38") was inside the car and reached between the seats to retrieve something in the trunk area. He became wedged between the seats and could not free himself. Thankfully, we were able to lift him out before anything happened. If this incident happened during the summer and we did not notice he was in the car, he could have suffocated. 3. the way the car is designed with all bucket seats, it makes it impossible to attach booster seats and car seats properly. The buckles that clasp the seatbelts do not stand up to face upwards, they face to the front of the car. Therefore, you can not get a good connection for the seats to fit securely. I went to car seat clinics sponsored by Chevy and the "professionals" could not get the seats to fit properly and without movement. For a car that was designed with children in mind, they did a sorry job. I feel this car to be unsafe for any child under 40 pounds! please do not take these problems lightly - my children's lives are at stake.

- Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 182001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Son was putting cd player under the rear bench seat and was badly cut by a defective part under the seat. He received 5 staples on his right thumb. Part was inspected by dealership.they referred to it as a pan that is stamped from a press.

- Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 242001

(reported on)


  • miles
My 13 year old son reached under the rear bench seat to hide his cd player in a parking lot of a mall and was severly cut by a sharp plate that is part of the seat. We had to go to the emergency room where he received 5 staples in his thumb. GM is taking no responsibility because they stated that you should not reach under any seat. The dealership checked the part and said it is faulty. It was left extremely sharp and had metal spurs sticking out. They believe it to be defective. They glued door trim to it for safety. I am concerned about this part. Please help.

- Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

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