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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,275 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Venture seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Chevrolet Venture Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 112009

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. There was an unexpected side air bag deployment, while driving in reverse at no more than 5 mph. The contact is concerned of the safety risk and defect. The current and failure mileages were 63,000. Updated 10/27/09. The dealer inspected the vehicle and determined the air bag deployment was caused by corrosion on the wiring harness located under the front passenger floor mat. Updated 10/29/09.

- Havertown,, PA, USA

problem #3

May 132004


  • 57,000 miles
During a front side vehicle collision at 55 mph side air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained minor injuries. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Waverly, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 222003


  • miles
When the ignition was turned on, the side air bag deployed.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,100 miles
2002 Chevy Venture van with two front, and two side air impact bags. Drivers side of van was T-boned accross the entire side of the van and the side impact bag did not go off. The van was hit by a huge brigadier dump truck leaving from a stop sign. The van was totaled. Why didn't the air bag go off? accident was on 11/20/02.

- Belvidere, IL, USA

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