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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Chevrolet Venture

2001 Chevrolet Venture

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

Engine -- Verified

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

2001 Chevrolet Venture Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 16, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINI VANS, SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER AIR BAG THAT WAS MANUFACTURED WITHOUT A CHECK VALVE PIN. AN AIR BAG WITHOUT THE CHECK VALVE PIN COULD PRODUCE INCREASED PRESSURE AT THE ONSET OF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND REDUCED PRESSURE AFTERWARD.

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Body, Interior & Misc., January 29, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MINIVANS. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG INFLATOR MODULES WERE BUILT WITHOUT THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF GENERANT, WHICH PRODUCES THE GAS THAT FILLS THE AIR BAG. SOME WERE BUILT WITH A DOUBLE LOAD OF GENERANT AND SOME WERE BUILT WITHOUT GENERANT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 24, 2000

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The seat belt buckles may not have been properly heat-treated during the manufacturing process. This may cause the buckles not to function correctly during a collision, which may cause injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckles.

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Engine, December 4, 2007

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Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Questions and Answers

yuler, 2001 Chevrolet Venture, Port Huron, MI

I installed a new motor for the wipers and now I can not get the wiper blades to park in the down position. They only park down part of the way

lasoul, 2001 Chevrolet Venture, East Providence, RI

At 80,000 miles two years ago I had the lower & upper intake manifold gasket replaced now at 100,000 They are leaking real bad The repairs was done at a Chevolet dealaship. They told me it has ...

kurkevan, 2001 Chevrolet Venture, Lakewood, NJ

I am getting a DTC code indicating that the EGR valve is stuck in the open position. My understanding is that this is often caused by carbon deposits. The question is, can I spray some carb cleaner...

kurkevan, 2001 Chevrolet Venture, Lakewood, NJ

Hi, I am planning on replacing the EGR valve on my Venture. The part came with instructions to clean the intake manifold before intalling the valve, to prevent repeated failures. How do I go about ...

DSLJEE, 2001 Chevrolet Venture, Amherst, CO

check engine light comes on and flashes for a few seconds when driving. usually associated with a loss of power and only when very humid or wet outside after engine warms up it stops happening. ...

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

Braek is not working and there is a smell of electrical smoke

Wow. I have read the reviews of other Venture owners, nasty. I must have got the odd duck. I have 246,858 miles on mine. Bought it new with 3 miles on it. Other then general maintenance, I had to replace the rear light circuit boards (common problem) and have the transmission rebuilt at 186000 miles. Other then that its been brakes and belts/hoses and oil changes. The 3400 V6 still gets 27 mpg/highway 16 city, which is about the same or more then most new vans get. No payments to make and parts are common to find as they used that engine and transmission in several GM products. As long as it runs I will keep it. Sorry the others are having such a bad time with their Ventures.

heating air conditioning no good

I own a 2001 Venture.I bought it in 2007 from a buy here pay here lot.No problems from it untill two years ago.Started with brake lights which cost me over two hundred dollars in fines from the police.Replace the cicuit boards the lights were fixed,for two months.l Left brake light not working again.I have also replaced the oil sending unit,crank shaft senscor,right wheel hub,alternator,radiator,serpertine belt and now my rear brakes or it may be the axle.Can not wait to buy a new car and blow this van up

I have had my Chevy Venture for app. 5 years now after purchasing if with less than 50,000 ml. My Venture now has just under 150,000 ml on it. I have been reading other reviews, WOW! All I can say is that I feel your pain. I complain to my wife about the yearly expenses of maintaining this vehicle. Last year I spent $1,600 to keep it running and the previous two years I spent no less than $500 each year on parts since I do my own work. I feel sorry for the person that is not able to do their own work which would triple the cost to maintain this vehicle. I understand a vehicle of this milage will require maintenance, but not this much. I had the head gaskets replaced, replaced the condenser for the second time, rebuilt the front end and put new tires on it. Now my brake lights are not working and am told it may cost me hundreds to fix as well. Maybe I was spoiled when I sold my Pontiac Bonneville that had 250,000 ml's on it with no work done to the engine. I am seriously looking for a vehicle that was built smart and made to last. Although the van is roomy and rides nicely this vehicle is neither.

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