really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,327 miles

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problem #7

May 072014

Venture 6-cyl

  • 130,287 miles
I was sitting in traffic at a dead stop, then when the traffic light changed to green I put my foot on the gas pedal. As soon as I did the accelerator pedal stuck, went all the way to the floor and caused me to hit the vehicle in front of me. Also my gas gauge didn't work and would randomly move back and forth, even if I had a full tank of gas. Then, the driver side brake light continued to go out due to the melting of the part of the bulb, not the bulb itself. My electric sliding door on passenger side came off the track due to the cord and pulley/motor in the door. I could never get the door to work other than by manually opening and closing the door after that.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 152007


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the front and back of the undercarriage were damaged and smashed in over the brake lines. In addition, the front passenger side axle makes strange crunching noises, the vehicle shimmies severely, and the cruise control fails to deactivate when it should. Furthermore, the seat belts do not properly restrain the occupants and the headlights blink on and off while driving at night. The contact placed two new front tires on the vehicle, as well as a new set of brakes. The dealer stated that the vehicle was previously in a crash, in which the hood, fender, and undercarriage were damaged. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 103,000 and current mileage was 113,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 252004

Venture 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling inside of the garage vehicle suddenly accelerated into a brick wall. Consumer applied the brakes and vehicle stopped. Both air bags did not deploy. No injuries were reported. Dealer was unable to duplicate or correct the problem.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 252002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle idles very high and accelerates on its own. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 3 times, no problem was found. Vehicle will accelerate up to 20 mph without ever touching the accelerator.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 302000


  • miles
The van will suddenly roll backwards while in gear when stopped on an incline- even a slight incline. Recently, this almost caused me to have an accident as my van almost rolled into the car behind me. This problem has occured many times, but it does not ocur every time I am stopped on a hill (incline). When it occurs, the van rolls back very fast, not gradually. I took it to the dealer today (11/2/00) and he said that this was normal. He aslo said that he has had several people come in and complain about the same problem. I believe it is a design defect. (no other car that I have owned with an automatic transmission has done this.) it is definitely a safety defect.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

Feb 072000


  • miles
On thrree occasions, this new vehicle has suddenly surged and stalled; twice during highway driving conditions. I feel a serious accident could have happened I was in the passing lane. Local dealer is totally uanable to diagnose or repair the problem.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 081999

(reported on)


  • miles
When sitting at a stop and taking foot off the brake pedal, vehicle accelerated forward.

- Apex, NC, USA