10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,941 miles

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problem #17

Apr 212014

Venture

  • 174,699 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet ventura. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when another vehicle crashed into the passenger's side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact and the driver of the second vehicle were injured and required medical assistance. The contact also sustained bruising from the seat belt restraining upon impact. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileage was 174,699.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #16

Jan 032012

Venture

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the driver side airbag light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that he would have to contact a dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not under recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 135,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #15

Aug 152007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Venture. While driving 55 mph, the contact noticed that the air bag indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure indicated that both air bags were deactivated. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, but they could not inspect the vehicle because the air bag indicator was not illuminated at the time. The failure continued intermittently; however, the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and they performed a diagnostic test. The contact was informed that the driver's side seat belt latch assembly was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not under any recalls; therefore, they were not liable for the repairs. The current mileage was 97,000 and failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 3/16/09 the headlight covers fogged up as well. Updated 03/19/09.

- Sapulpa, OK, USA

problem #14

Apr 142007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light comes on when front sets are moved manually, if I wiggle connector under seat or move seat back and forth I can get the light to go out. It is my understanding that if the light is on airbag system is inoperative?? have had this problem for last 6 months.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #13

Feb 212006

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles
Note: This is the second occurrence of this problem and they were identical except for the dates and the mileage on the car. 1) events - air bag light would come on and stay on for a day or two and then go off and stay off for several days and then repeat the sequence. 2) failure - there was no actual failure but both times the dealer service advised that it needed to be fixed or the consequences could be either the airbag going off when it was not needed or not going off when needed. 3) repair - installed belt kit (14875 opc) - old part not available.

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #12

Jun 222005

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Chevrolet Venture was involved in an accident and the air bags did not deploy. The consumer, his niece and sister were injured.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #11

Mar 152005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,100 miles
Air bag lamp goes on /off when manualy moving seats in front. My air bag lamp will go on if I move the seats in my car either fwd or back. Can get lamp to go out if I move seat very little.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #10

Dec 152004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,200 miles
Premature failure of intake manifold gasket//G.M. has new revised one "?" car has 40,000 mi 2000 chev. Venture 3.4 motor it is a known fact that G.M. has a big problem out there. Poss. Damage to internal motor if coolant leaks inside!!!! very costly too consumer./// the dexcool coolant seems to be the problem also// very corrosive to gaskets. Looked at mitchell. Tech. Bulletin found out about early intake gasket failure.with note on revised gasket. I seem to feel G.M. should take care of this even if a deductible applies.thank you for your time. If you can lead me in a direction to take I would appr. It. S.T.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag light turned on and off. Found that wires in air bag were pulled out and torn when taken in for check up.

- Newman, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 032004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car would not always start, so I took it back to the dealer under warranty, and it was discovered that the one of the cables that attached to the battery had melted (of course the battery was also drained). Also, my turn signals blinked quickly when the brakes were on. Within three weeks, my brake lights did not work if the headlights or turn signals were used. When I took the car back to the dealership, the panels for the brake lights were replaced. It appears that there was a leak in the casing of the break lights and the water caused the connectors to also melt. Now, after over $500 in repairs that were not covered by my warranty, the air bag light stays on while driving for no apparent reason.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Jan 012003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Air bag light comes on intermittently and stays on. Customer service indicates customer must pay to have it diagnosed and repaired. Dealer service representative indicated he sees this all the time on these vehicles. It is a known problem! Chevy won't repair or admit problem. Chevy indicates the air bags may be unfunctioning when light is on.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 122003

Venture

  • 85,000 miles
When the vehicle was started the air bag light would illuminate continuously. The consumer notified the dealership, but the problem had not been resolved. Consumer also indicated that dealer will charge him $65 to find the problem.

- Big Prairie, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 302002

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
Airbag light comes on and stays on. This happens intermittently. Dealer contacted, cause unknown.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 102001

(reported on)

Venture

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Sheffield, IA, USA

problem #2

Sep 212001

Venture

  • miles
Transmission failed, will not engage, manufacturer admits it should not have failed on a vehicle with that mileage and that age; will not pay for it unless take it to a dealer, which will take much longer and also cost more money than an independent specialist. Airbag light has been coming on in this vehicle on a regular basis since the 20,000 mile mark. I have had the dealer from whom we bought it look at it twice. All they do is hook it up to a machine and tell me there is nothing wrong with it. They never told me that the airbag light is a serious indicator that the airbag will either deploy when it should not, or it will not deploy when it should. The manufacturer is very concerned about this. The dealer has shown no concern at all.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 202001

Venture

  • miles
This is the fifth safety related major problem with this vehicle -- any could have killed us -- I will try to get dates for the others which include: The van died twice while in use, the recalled power sliding door and the airbag sytem failure.

- 29 Palms, CA, USA