3rd Nov 2006, 17:06

I bought a 2000 Venture 4 years ago (2002). I do have the ABS light and Air bag lights on. Dealerships tell me nothing is wrong. I have 159,000 miles on it. Also the gas gauge moves all over, so the only way I know I need gas, is by how many miles I have driven. I think Chevrolets are great, but have those problems with it.

7th Nov 2006, 11:44

I have a Venture van with many similar problems also. I bought my 2000 Venture in late 2001 and I will not get another Venture or a GM car ever. Lets see I've replace the water pump a couple years ago, replaced the head gasket last year, the gas gauge doesn't work so I go by the mileage when I need to fill up, the first two fan setting don't work, the passenger side door window stopped working a few months ago, and I guess the next thing will be the transmission because it acts up once in a while also. I'm really beginning to hate GM and Ford. No wonder everyone is going to foreign made cars.

15th Nov 2006, 14:26

My 2002 Chevy Venture is pretty much junk too. We have had problems with it from the second day we got it when the cam sensor had a problem and the car wouldn't start. A couple of weeks after that they determined all 4 tires to be defective and they were replaced. we have had a new dvd player and radio, a new gas cap, something with the versatrack replaced twice, the locks will lock and unlock on their own and lots of problems with the rotors. my fuel gauge stopped working today and it will go from full to empty in seconds! I have been wanting to get rid of it for years and I think I am going to asap! I know that lots of people have zero problems with their gm vans, but when there are problems there are common ones. gm needs to step in and fix these problems that occur on a regular basis even when the vans are out of warranty.

3rd Dec 2006, 15:46

We purchased a 2002 WB edition with 82K on the clock,6 months later with 90k on the clock we have replaced the transmission, Ac unit, intake valve, rear heat and one rear power door is now not working. I won't be buying another chevy vehicle, no wonder the imports are taking over.

23rd Dec 2006, 15:13

I just brought a 2000 chevy venture van with 86000 mile on it. The van looked and ran like new for 2 days. On the 3rd day I took it on the turnpike and the transmission died. Looks can be deceiving. This van really is a piece of garbage.

21st Jan 2007, 09:43

I bought a 2000 Venture new and it was fine until 50,000 miles. The low oil light came on. I checked the oil level and it was fine, but I got it to the dealer that night and they found a leak in the oil cooler (inside the main radiator). They replaced the rad and oil cooler, drained and pressure flushed the system and then they noticed a leak in the head gasket. They pulled the head and, fortunately, checked it and found a crack. They were going to replace the head, but then inspected the cylinders and found a crack there too.

They would up replacing the entire engine. According to the dealership, the oil cooler leak caused contamination with coolant getting into the oil which them ate away at the head gasket, which may have led to the crack in the head. They weren't sure whether the cracked cylinder was related.


Now, 50,000 miles later, I have begun to hear the transmission whine mentioned by a couple of folks earlier and feel the hard shifting. I took it to the dealer and they said they couldn't feel it (it does come and go). They hooked it up to their analysis equipment, but it revealed nothing.

Has anyone had this problem and actually gotten some sort of diagnosis or resolution> The vehicle is otherwise in terrific shape and with a son starting college, I'd sure like to avoid adding a car payment to my budget during the next four years.

23rd Jan 2007, 08:55

My 2000 Venture is also a piece of junk. Just after the five year warranty expired the transmission went out at 53,000 miles. The mechanics broke a tire sensor as they replaced the tran and charged me for it. They also found a "genetic" coolant leak on the manifold and replaced a faulty coolant sensor. Then the side power door went out and the rear circulation fan broke. For six months I had trouble with the van not starting, despite there being power for lights, etc. I replaced the starter, which solved the problem, but only for three months. It happened again yesterday, so I may have to try another starter.

Don't buy GM products!

20th Feb 2007, 07:49

I bought our 2000 venture with 37,000 in 2002. At first I thought it was a pretty good vehicle. I always told the wife it seem like something was going on with the tranny. But she said the dealer checked it out, it is okay and she loved the van. So far we had the tranny rebuilt, the a head replaced (was told possible problem with anti freeze in the oil) GM aware of the problem with bad gaskets. Now seems to be a problem with the front end just replaced two new set of tires. Can anyone suggest what this might be. By the way the check traction systemlight stays on. HAROLD


11th Jun 2007, 07:59

I purchased a 2000 venture LS used almost a year ago. I love the van. But, something I noticed just a couple of days after signing the papers to own it that something seemed to be happening with the transmission. I'd be accelerating, and its like the engine would be revving, but no power, and then it would just catch, and usually unpleasantly. It used to even make the tires chirp, until I got used to it, now when I feel it happen I just ease off the gas. This also happens when I stop for a light. Its like the transmission doesn't gear down in time and I get a jut again.

I brought it to a garage, and they claim that nothing showed on the computer, and they didn't experience anything when they took it for a test run.

Other than that just some routine things need to be done, and the roads here in St. John's, NL are less than desirable. Anyone know of any recalls with this vehicle?

23rd Jun 2007, 19:26

I bought a 2000 WBE about 5 years ago. The rubber seal on the drivers side door has fallen off. The drivers side door window motor had to be replaced because it quit working. The passengers side window is running slow. The passengers power sliding door will not unlock unless you keep hitting the unlock button. Which in my opinion, is very dangerous if you should happen to get into an accident. The handles have been replaced on sliding doors per recall. The gas gauge goes from full to empty no matter how much gas I have. The power window in the back, sometimes will not shut. The airbag light will come on for no reason. The inside and exterior lights will flicker sometimes. No body can find anything wrong with the van. I am regretting the purchase.