really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,716 miles

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problem #9

Jun 142002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
Passanger's door sticks since we bougnt the van new. Much worse in hot temperature. Dealership of no help.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #8

Feb 132007

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Automatic sliding passenger door on my 2002 Chevrolet Venture opens frequently after closing (while vehicle is in park position) owner must stay by door to make sure that it closes successfully each time.

- Park River, ND, USA

problem #7

May 292005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,400 miles
Sliding doors have no locking system in place to keep doors open when on an incline. As I was loading van I turned to pick up items and 2yr. Old son started to climb in the pass. Side sliding door. As he climbed in, door released and closed on his head causing bump on back of head and cuts and moderate swelling on face.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #6

May 102005

(reported on)

Venture 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Owner of a model year 2002 Chevrolet Venture reported that the passenger side power sliding doors malfunctioned. On several occasions the door has opened while the vehicle was in motion and children were inside. The dealer has replaced many parts under warranty but now claim that nothing is wrong with the vehicle. The door has continued to malfunction.

- Conestoga, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 162005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought my 2002 Chevy Venture on 1/22/05. I realized about a week later that the passenger side power sliding door does not work when it is raining out. We can not operate it at all. We tried using the remote keyless entry, both of the interior buttons and pulling the handle on both the inside and outside of the door...none of these things work. As soon as the rain has gone and the van dries the door works fine. I have a call in to the dealership and they are acting like I may have to pay for this out of pocket, I don't think I should have to since this is a major malfunction and is also a safety risk for any of my passengers.

- Labadie, MO, USA

problem #4

Feb 042005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The left and right doors opened unexpectedly on their own. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that door and door latches needed to be replaced.

- Ontonia, 00, USA

problem #3

Jul 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The owner had the automatic sliding door repaired at the dealership on four occasions. The door opened unintentionally, however the dealership stated there was nothing wrong with the door. After the owner pulled out of the dealer, the problem occurred again. No one was willing to assist the consumer with the problem. Also the all wheel drive system has gone bad and the sensors have gone out twice. Also, the ABS light stays on as well. Provide further details.

- Chicora, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 072004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Non-power driver's side sliding door will not securely lock when in opened position. If on an incline the door will come back on you. This happened to my 6 yr ear old daughter, knocking her to the ground and causing scrapes and abrassions. Per our Chevrolet dealership's service dept as well as per a GM rep this is due to design and the dealership cannot correct the problem. I was offered $1000 off a new GM vehicle or a free oil change as compensation. The vehicle has been in the shop 5 times for the same problem which cannot be corrected by design. Problems began about 6 months after purchase. I used the last date the vehicle was in for service as the incident date.

- Nitro, WV, USA

problem #1

Jul 232003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that passenger's power sliding door intermittently cannot be opened from inside or outside. This occurs if consumer attempts to open by using the release button or opening manually. Problem seems to occur when outside temperatures are on the higher end. Dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA