really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,260 miles

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problem #7

Nov 012009


  • 105,086 miles
Chevrolet Venture seem to have an electrical problem affecting the right side (from the driver's perspective). I've noticed a lot with the driving lights out on that side, after I started having problems with my own. I've replaced the bulb in the front as well as in the back multiple times. Within a month or so, the bulbs are blown out again. The right side blinkers don't work in the front or the back after a month or so after they're replaced. Recently, I turned on the brights and the lights went out all together. We've had this van for 4 years and this has been an ongoing issue.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 062008


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. While driving approximately 60 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer and temperature gauges displayed inaccurate readings regardless of the speed being traveled. The failures occurred without warning. An independent mechanic stated that the cause of the failure was related to the instrument panel cluster, which required replacement. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 282009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the instrument cluster works randomly. The speedometer is not registering the correct speed and the dial becomes stuck at extremely low or high speeds. On occasion, the speedometer will work temporarily if the engine is turned off and restarted. The temperature gauge also works at random and does not indicate the correct temperature in the vehicle. The dealer stated that the instrument cluster was the cause of the failure. Other Chevrolet models have been recalled, but not the Venture. The instrument cluster has not been repaired. The contact believes the failure is due to a manufacturer defect and that they should be responsible for the repair. The current and failure mileages were 60,000.

- Henderson, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 032008


  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. While driving approximately 35 mph, the passenger side door slid open without warning. The contact's child was seated next to the door at the time of the failure. She pulled over to the side of the road to shut the door, but it would not close. An hour later, the door was able to close. The dealer was notified and stated that the sensor board needed to be cleaned. The repairs were not performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no recalls relating to her vehicle. The current mileage was 160,000 and failure mileage was 155,000.

- Hopwood, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 152005

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,012 miles
Contact stated on 10-15-05 while driving the contact approached a stop sign, pressed down on the brake pedal and the vehicle had no brakes. The vehicle was towed to a dealership, where they replaced the master cylinder and the electrical system. The vehicle had no problems until 11-05-05 while pulling into a driveway she applied the brakes, and the brakes were not working. She had the vehicle towed to a different dealership, where they replaced the brake lines. On 11-12-05 she took the vehicle to another dealership to have it inspected, and the dealership told her the brake lines were hanging and there was no conduit on the brake lines.the dealership made the repairs.the vehicle is still under warranty.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 082005

Venture 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer feels that problems developed with the 2004 Chevrolet Venture should be covered under warranty. The consumer received a recall letter on about July 1, 2005. The consumer contacted the Chevrolet assistance center who informed him that the repairs should be covered under warranty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the service manager refused to perform the repairs under warranty. Keyless entry system, no flashing light and inoperative horn were the problem the consumer complained of. Unsure which of these components was recalled.

- Ravenna, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and turning vehicle stalled. Driver restarted the vehicle, and took it to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Hopkins, SC, USA