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CHEVROLET VENTURE - 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by General Motors LLC

There are 417 complaints filed for the 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTILOCK: ABS WARNING LIGHT

5/22/2004 - HAMLIN, NY
ANTI-LOOK BRAKE SYSTEM LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYED ON. OTHER LIGHTS ARE NOW FLASHING WHEM BRAKES ARE USED. THE MAIN BRAKE, SIGNAL AND RUNNING LIGHTS HAVE STIPPED WORKING. THE ONLY BRAKE LIGHTS WORKING NOW ARE THE LED LIGHTS ON THE REAR DOOR. SYSTEM IS ACTING LIKE IT HAS A SHORT OR GROUNDING CONDITION. UNABLE TO USE THIS VEHICLE AND IS PARKED. UNABLE TO REPAIR THIS DUE TO BEING ON A FIXED INCOME. VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND PAST THE LAST PART OF APRIL 2004.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: BACK UP LIGHTS

5/22/2004 - HAMLIN, NY
ANTI-LOOK BRAKE SYSTEM LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYED ON. OTHER LIGHTS ARE NOW FLASHING WHEM BRAKES ARE USED. THE MAIN BRAKE, SIGNAL AND RUNNING LIGHTS HAVE STIPPED WORKING. THE ONLY BRAKE LIGHTS WORKING NOW ARE THE LED LIGHTS ON THE REAR DOOR. SYSTEM IS ACTING LIKE IT HAS A SHORT OR GROUNDING CONDITION. UNABLE TO USE THIS VEHICLE AND IS PARKED. UNABLE TO REPAIR THIS DUE TO BEING ON A FIXED INCOME. VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND PAST THE LAST PART OF APRIL 2004.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: CRUISE CONTROL

5/22/2004 - HAMLIN, NY
ANTI-LOOK BRAKE SYSTEM LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYED ON. OTHER LIGHTS ARE NOW FLASHING WHEM BRAKES ARE USED. THE MAIN BRAKE, SIGNAL AND RUNNING LIGHTS HAVE STIPPED WORKING. THE ONLY BRAKE LIGHTS WORKING NOW ARE THE LED LIGHTS ON THE REAR DOOR. SYSTEM IS ACTING LIKE IT HAS A SHORT OR GROUNDING CONDITION. UNABLE TO USE THIS VEHICLE AND IS PARKED. UNABLE TO REPAIR THIS DUE TO BEING ON A FIXED INCOME. VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND PAST THE LAST PART OF APRIL 2004.

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VISIBILITY: GLASS, SIDE/REAR

4/1/2004 - WAKEFIELD, MI
WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH REAR WINDOW EXPLODED. DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM.

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POWER TRAIN

3/17/2004 - HIGHLAND, MI
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS ANTIFREEZE WAS MIXED IN WITH THE OIL. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO VIBRATE. THE DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. THIS CAUSED THE TRANSMISSION TO BREAK. THE SLIDING DOOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE RUBBER TRIM HAD FALLEN OFF, WATER WOULD GET INTO THE TRUNK WHEN IT RAINED, AND THE REAR WINDSHIELD DID NOT WORK PROPERLY.

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STRUCTURE

3/17/2004 - HIGHLAND, MI
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS ANTIFREEZE WAS MIXED IN WITH THE OIL. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO VIBRATE. THE DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. THIS CAUSED THE TRANSMISSION TO BREAK. THE SLIDING DOOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE RUBBER TRIM HAD FALLEN OFF, WATER WOULD GET INTO THE TRUNK WHEN IT RAINED, AND THE REAR WINDSHIELD DID NOT WORK PROPERLY.

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VISIBILITY: GLASS, SIDE/REAR

3/17/2004 - HIGHLAND, MI
WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS ANTIFREEZE WAS MIXED IN WITH THE OIL. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO VIBRATE. THE DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. THIS CAUSED THE TRANSMISSION TO BREAK. THE SLIDING DOOR ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE RUBBER TRIM HAD FALLEN OFF, WATER WOULD GET INTO THE TRUNK WHEN IT RAINED, AND THE REAR WINDSHIELD DID NOT WORK PROPERLY.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

3/7/2004 - WILLIAMSTON, MI
INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET PROBLEMS ON 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE 3.4L. DEALER INFORMED ME AT APPROX. 58000 MILES GASKET WAS FAILING. REPLACED 06/02. SAME DEALER INFORMED SAME GASKET PROBLEMS AT 94000 MILES. HAVE HEARD OF SIMILAR PROBLEMS ON OTHER GM PRODUCTS, VERY COMMON. WOULD LIKE TO SEE GM HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR DESIGN OF GASKET, WILL NEVER BUY GM PRODUCT AGAIN.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: CABLES

2/24/2004 - BRADFORD, PA
WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDETERMINED SPEED, THE VEHICLE STALLED WHICH CAUSED THE DRIVER TO PULL OFF THE ROAD. CONSUMER HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP. MECHANIC INFORMED THE OWNER THAT THE ACCELERATOR CABLE SNAPPED.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

2/2/2004 - RICHBORO, PA
'98 CHEVY VENTURE ONLY HAS 51,000 MILES AND HAS BEEN MAINTAINED REGULARLY BY DEALER. RECENTLY HAD INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKETS REPLACED DUE TO LEAK OF COOLANT INTO CRANKCASE AT A COST OVER $1,000. ENGINE IS KNOCKING AND NOW NEEDS REPLACEMENT WITH EXPECTED COST OF OVER $5,000. SO FAR, NO FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION GIVEN BY GM.

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