really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 1
Average Mileage:
43,333 miles

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problem #3

Sep 092016

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall I was driving and ran off the edge of the road and over corrected myself an hit an embankment head on and my face went into the steering wheel and then was thrown for the van out the back passenger window and the van then landed on my foot before I hit the road due to air bag never deploying my nose was torn about off my face and brook 4 ribs fractured 5 and my foot and ankle and foot was badly damaged my seat belt was put on but for some reason didn't work.

- Hornbeak, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 282008


  • 130,000 miles
My 2yr old daughter was strangled last night in our 2002 Chevy Venture. The van has a built in toddler seat(may be called differ) well, she some how managed to have the "adult" seat belt wrap around her neck and then the seat belt tighten up. We could not get the belt off due to it being "locked." We opened the door, of course this is after a quick panic across lanes in the highway to exit the major highway we were driving on. Well, I had my son run over to "pep boys" and tell them there is a 2yr old that is chocking from a seatbelt the will not "let go" and we need something to cut the belt with. They were very helpful there at pep boys. My son managed to run back to us and hand me the emergency device to cut the belt and release our daughter. The was nothing we could do. We opened the door and had the van in park. I think if I and my son were not there, we may have one less member in our family today. Something needs to be done for this can never happen again.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 072006


  • miles
My wife was in an auto accident in which my five year old daughter was killed. My wife had properly secured ellie in her seat belt but she was ejected from the auto and died instantly in a low speed crash. She may have unbuckled or herself but our major concern is that the car had previous seat belt failure and we have the maintenance records to support this.

- Decatur, IN, USA