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2004 Chevrolet Venture

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2004 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.

2004 Chevrolet Venture Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 23, 2004

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Some minivans are missing the required labels on the second row seating for the integral child restraint system. This is against the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Vehicle owners were sent the correct labels with instructions on how to install them. The recall began July 23, 2004. The GM recall number 04022.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 31, 2005


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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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2004 Chevrolet Venture Questions and Answers

steamed, 2004 Chevrolet Venture, Cleveland, OH

had the head gasket changed. now the temp gauge needle starts up in the middle and as I drive it descends to the bottom. so now if it over heats I can't tell. is the plug reversed or wires cr...

brett2245, 2004 Chevrolet Venture, Plover, WI

how often should the automatic transmission filter on this be replaced.
And how often should the rear wheel bearings be repacked. This vehicle has 69,000 miles on it.

jbintenn, 2004 Chevrolet Venture, Columbia, TN

We have a bumping feeling that exists like you might feel if you have a tire with a bump or flat spot or maybe is warped. All four tires have since been replaced and balanced. Brakes recently don...

wild1, 2004 Chevrolet Venture, Buffalo, NY

This van has developed water leaks that result in wet carpets on both drivers and passenger floor. Seems to happen when driving in wet or rainy conditions.

Ozarks, 2004 Chevrolet Venture, Springfield, MO

After closing the front door there is a rattle under the car in a triangular enclosure between the frame and outside edge of the front passenger side of the van. This is near the rear outer seat bo...

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

I have a 2004 Venture that was brought with 12,000 miles on it. I now have over 112,000 miles. And I have not had any trouble with it, just brakes and normal stuff with any car. I love it.

I have owned my Venture for over 6 years and have had a lot of problems with the electrical stuff - windows especially. Now that it's time to change spark plugs, I find they've made that impossible for the owner to do.

We bought this van new in 04 and only have 60,000 miles on it today. It is a peace of crap every month there is something new wrong with it. We had the seals replaced twice, the lt wheel bearings were bad, the fuel gauge does not work, and today it started misfireing and knocking. I will never buy another Chevrolet again. Poor Poor work.

Owned for 6 years since new - now at 80,000 miles - never had one problem, never tuned up - runs like new. Just change the fluids & go - Awesome van!

we bought this van with 20K on it and bought the extended warranty which we needed to replace engine gaskets and a wheel bearing which was very costly. Overall happy with the van the biggest complaint is very little heat when outside temperature drops below 30 degrees. the engine temperature drops very fast after you shut it off, like 15 minutes after shut down it has completely cooled and has to run 15 -20 minutes before heat comes back and you are still shivering because it isn't very warm air

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