3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,902 miles

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problem #31

Dec 192008

Venture

  • 59,000 miles
Material used for head gasket and exhaust manifold gasket were made from material which deteriorated when exposed to coolant. Manufacturer developed new gasket from aluminum to replace, but no recall was ever issued to acknowledge the problem. This has cost me approximately $2500 in repairs, and could have resulted in major engine damage. The dealer service center seemed to be well aware of the issue, as they acted like this wasn't the first one they had seen. The first repair I had was for the exhaust manifold gasket, and it came to $1300. Less than 4 months and 5000 miles later, it was back in the garage with a defective head gasket. Dealer was kind enough to discount the repair, but still came to another $1300. This was on a vehicle that only has 63000 miles on it.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #30

Apr 292008

Venture 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I have gotten the same problem fixed on my Chevy Venture van (2000) this will be the third time...the intake gasket keeps blowing out...I would hope if any other GM vehicle with this same problem would come forward so there can be a recall on this, so we can get it fixed...trust me it is not a "cheap" fix at all. This has been fixed within the last 4 years...3 times...the car starts leaking antifreeze, and over heating the vehicle.

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #29

Feb 172008

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Venture. While driving 45 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle began to stall. The current mileage was 157,300 and failure mileage was 153,000. Update 05/13/08 the consumer took the vehicle back to the repair shop on 4 occasions. Updated

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #28

Sep 202005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle failed to start. Change fuel filter. Didn't fix the problem. Now my dex-cool is leaking, shorted out cam position sensor. Has had low coolant for at least a year. Can't understand how a vehicle can use so much coolant. Vehicle is still parked, not running, had mechanic check vehicle with a scan tool, says the cam sensor is bad.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #27

Sep 262005

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We have a 2000 Chevy Venture wb edition and have had problems with the intake manifold. It appears to be leaking and we are in fear that it will do harm to the engine. I have talked with the mechanic and he says that this is a common problem with this vehicle but GM has never issued a recall. Whay is that? if this is so common why not fix it!

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #26

Mar 182005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The consumer starting experiencing problems with the vehicle on Mar 18th, 2005. The consumer felt a skip or sputter while driving or at a stop sign. The dealer told the consumer to put dry gas in the vehicle which solve the problem. The check engine light illuminated, so the dealer tightened the gas cap. The ABS light illuminated.

- Poultney, VT, USA

problem #25

Jun 132005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,508 miles
I have a Chevy Venture 2000. For the last 6 months I have had oil spots on the ground in the garage, and have had to keep filling up the coolant resevoir tank for a few weeks now. I had the car checked at the dealer for the oil spots after having them do an oil change months ago. They told me not to worry about that small amount of oil. However when I took it in to get checked why I was having to add coolant they found that the intake manifold gasket was leaking. It cost me $600 to have this repaired. My van has 86K miles on it. It has had the gasket replaced twice now. I have researched info for this problem and have found many other vehicle owners of the 3.1L and 3.4L motors in GM's having the same problem. Why does this continue to be a problem? this has to be damaging the engine having coolant being able to leak into it. The service station I went to does several of these a month on 1998 to 2001 models with these engines. They told me that there is a flaw with either the gasket or the dex cool that corrodes the gasket.

- Kaysville, UT, USA

problem #24

Jul 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The air bag light remained illuminated while driving. The vehicle is at the dealer. The passenger seat belt pretensioner was installed with an activation cable under the seat track. Over time, the wiring in the cable shorted internally requiring replacement. Without replacement the airbag system was inoperative. There was also a coolant leak which was found in the lower intake manifold gasket.

- Mokena, IL, USA

problem #23

Oct 202004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,952 miles
Had to replace the lower intake manifold on the coolent system

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #22

Dec 012003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The coolant light keeps coming on and off. We have added coolant throughout the winter and then again a couple of weeks ago (June 2004). We believe there is a defect or a leak.

- Shorewood, MN, USA

problem #21

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Coolant light on no heat. Transmission would jerk from 20 klms too 60 klms

- Kanata, UN, USA

problem #20

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Coolant light on no heat. Transmission would jerk from 20 klms too 60 klms

- Kanata, UN, USA

problem #19

Jul 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Cracked intake manifold on 3.4L engine. Faulty seal. Coolant leaking into engine oil.

- Mississauga, UN, USA

problem #18

Feb 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
ABS brake system - required sesor/hub assembly fp-number 12429204 hub kit 06070 $471cdn + labor replace head gasket - fp-number 24507250, 89017279,10154775, 24506939, and seals = $253.96cnd + labor no help from

- Barrie, UN, USA

problem #17

Oct 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Leaky intake manifold on the 3.4L engine. Loose coolant.

- Montreal, UN, USA

problem #16

Oct 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Leaky intake manifold on the 3.4L engine. Loose coolant.

- Montreal, UN, USA

problem #15

Apr 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,636 miles
Engine manifold gasket leak's coolant my 2000 Venture lost coolant on more than one occasion and began to run hot. At the time it had between 55,000 and 60,000 miles on it. I took it to an independent mechanic, who had seen the problem several times before, and he repaired it at a cost of about $600. I have the receipt if you need a copy. He replaced both manifold gaskets and the thermostat. It would be great if you can get GM to take responsibility for this default. I understand it is very common in these engines.

- Mapleton, UT, USA

problem #14

Mar 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
When I started the engine, oil pressure light came on and the warning sounded, so I shut down immediately. Towed vehicle to mechanic.. mechanic said coolant was in the oil pan and parts have failed (bearings, etc..)andi was in need of a new engine, I have no estimates as of yet, nor have I called GM or the dealer that I bought the van from, I decided to investigate on the internet first and have found a petition to sign at (you might want to look here)www.petitiononline.com/gmcnsmrs/petition.html and this site

- Ashland, PA, USA

problem #13

Mar 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
When I started the engine, oil pressure light came on and the warning sounded, so I shut down immediately. Towed vehicle to mechanic.. mechanic said coolant was in the oil pan and parts have failed (bearings, etc..)andi was in need of a new engine, I have no estimates as of yet, nor have I called GM or the dealer that I bought the van from, I decided to investigate on the internet first and have found a petition to sign at (you might want to look here)www.petitiononline.com/gmcnsmrs/petition.html and this site

- Ashland, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Leaking intake manifold gasket. Estimated repair costs $625. Management at our dealership admits others having same problem and that GM has a new gasket design, if they are aware of this failure then it should be offered at no charge to replace.

- Sheboygan Falls, WI, USA

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