pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,274 miles

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problem #2

Mar 072005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The light saying "check engine soon" went on. I was due for an oil change anyway so took the car to the dealer. Parts manager said it needs a new thermostat and intake gasket. Gasket takes 6.6 hrs labor and will therefore cost over $500. This is a 2002 Chevrolet Venture van model sv; 42000 miles. This seems an unusual costly repair for this vehicle. What do you think?

- Farwell, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 052002

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,548 miles
While driving our 2002 Chevrolet Venture, the ABS light comes on and "all-wheel drive disabled" appears in the display. This has occurred on three separate occasions, each time while driving, each time after having been repaired by the dealer. In for service on 9/5/02, 11/19/02, 12/2/02 and today, 9/29/03 for a total of 47 days and counting. This last incident occurred after the part was "redesigned" to eliminate the known defect. There was a failure of the ABS and all wheel drive system due to a faulty wheel speed sensor. The consumer requested a refund under the New York lemon law. The fuel evaporator leaked.

- Boston, NY, USA