10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,654 miles

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problem #26

Aug 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The problem with my Venture turned out to be a leaking water pump based on the mechanic's diagnosis. So far, so good. Although, replacing a $300 water pump at 82,000 is somewhat ridiculous! the mechanic says it was due to the fact that the extended life coolant (dex-cool) doesn't perform like Chevrolet says it should, and it is the cause of many water cooling system problems. He recommends changing the ext. Life coolant every other year just like regular coolant, and judging from the look of the old coolant, I believe him! August update: I am now facing a transmission rebuild that the transmission man says is "typical" of these Venture due to a mfg. Defect causing the transmission oil pressure to drop and kick the oil pump into high pressure mode forcing fluid through the system at such high pressure that every time it shifts, it feels like the transmission will jerk itself loose from the vehicle.

- Murray, KY, USA

problem #25

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Has 3.4 L engine with lower intake gasket leaks. I purchased an extended warranty when new and it covered the $700+ repair cost. Will this happen again in another 48K when out of my extended warranty?

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #24

Mar 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Main problem: Jan 03 cam shaft broke, engine must be replaced. Mar 02 : intake manifold gasket replaced. Leaking coolant into engine. Oct 02 brake rotors warped. Shakes violently while braking.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #23

Mar 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Main problem: Jan 03 cam shaft broke, engine must be replaced. Mar 02 : intake manifold gasket replaced. Leaking coolant into engine. Oct 02 brake rotors warped. Shakes violently while braking.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #22

Oct 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,827 miles
Replaced head gaskets

- Huntington, MA, USA

problem #21

Jul 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Vehicle has been in shop since 8/6/03 for repair on engine, due to continues lost of oil that cannot be found. Engine need to be clean, gaskets was to be replace on two separated times and was not. Have been told that van is losing oil due to block engine. Wires were pulled and not replace back in correct order.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #20

Jun 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Water pump failed -- fog filled car when pump failed. I was completely fogged in and could not see. I had to use my daughter's sweatshirt to wipe inside of windshield. Intake manifold gasket failed power window drivers side failed 2X shattered when it fell from track the second time

- Little Neck, NY, USA

problem #19

Jun 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Water pump failed -- fog filled car when pump failed. I was completely fogged in and could not see. I had to use my daughter's sweatshirt to wipe inside of windshield. Intake manifold gasket failed power window drivers side failed 2X shattered when it fell from track the second time

- Little Neck, NY, USA

problem #18

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Low coolant light comes on and then start to up shift hard, intake gasket. 3.4L

- Melbourne, IA, USA

problem #17

Dec 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Seems everyone with the Venture needs to have there intake maniflod gasket replaced shortly after warranty.. what real gets me mad is the dealer told me he knew of no problems with the gasket....

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #16

May 152002

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Passenger sliding door window shattered while driving for no reason at all. Nothing hit the window and it just popped loudly and shattered.

- Lovington, NM, USA

problem #15

Jan 152003

Venture

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,825 miles
Intake manifold gaskets started to leak and needed to be replaced. Have heard of several of these being replaced on the 3.4L V6 engine.

- Englewood, OH, USA

problem #14

Mar 242004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,348 miles
Leak in the intake manifold gaskit, which has been diretly related to engine failure, which I now have with my 1999 Chevy Venture

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #13

Feb 132004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Coolant leak on 1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L V6 intake manifold. So many complaints on the web for the same "expensive" problem! GM needs to take responsibility.

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #12

Jan 132004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,500 miles
1 inch of sludge in engine, lost of coolant, the engine pinging and knocking, steering and brakes locked up which caused the accident while driving. We changed the oil pump, oil connecting rod, spark plugs, spark plug wires, coils and still engine is broken. Started with coolant in the oil. Unsure symtoms leading up to the accident.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #11

Jan 192004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,200 miles
Early failure of the lower intake manifold gasket, which caused lost of coolant. 40,000 miles on 1999 Chevy Venture. Believe a poor design of gasket and that the radiator level is below that of the manifold. An air pocket can be trapped in the manifold and when the engine is off the residual heat of the engine cooks the gasket. Believe this theory is supported by the coolant sensor is on even though the level in the radiator is full and the reservoir is full.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #10

Jan 022004

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
1999 Chevy Venture passenger van with less than 58,000 miles experienced an intake manifold gasket failure. Chevrolet customer support representative indicated an "advisory" has been issued for the 3.8 litre V6 engine but that she has also received "several" calls on the 3.4 litre V6 engine. Given vehicle age, number of miles, and driving patterns, a failure of this magnitude and cost should not occur.

- Smithville, MO, USA

problem #9

Nov 202003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 1999 Chevy Venture. I have had nothing but problems with the injectors causing the check engine light to come on. This happens every couple of months. I also have a problem with the intake on the same vehicle. It is the 3.4 engine and there are a lot of people with the same problem. I feel that a recall needs to be required to fix this. After spending thousands of dollars on a vehicle is should be right or at least fixed on good faith.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 222003

Venture 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Blown head gasket on 1999 Chevrolet Venture van with only 73000 miles causing $1500 worth of repairs.

- Lapeer, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 172003

Venture

  • miles
The vehicle overheated, the dealer replaced the radiator, egr valve, seal, thermostat. And seal on the head gasket.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

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