by sherrington on Dec 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I see numerous complaints about tail lights and headlights for the Venture here.
I've had and cured both issues.
The brake lights burn out becuase of water collecting in the tail light assembly.
The seals are unable to keep it out at highways speeds.
Drill a 1/4 inch hole in the bottom of the tail light assembly to drain water out.
Be sure and drill through the bottom bulb chamber as well.
Headlights come filled with nitrogen.
Don't as why.
If the nitrogen leaks out they will fog up.
You can change the bulbs without draining the nitrogen, but a new head light assmebly is available online for about the cost of a new bulb.
That said, my Venture is reliable, comfortable and roomy.
by Shuleran on Oct 15, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I have owned this van for 28 months. I have had the brakes replaced, the rack and pinion twice, two engine seals, the power window motors, glove box latch, door handles, water pump twice, thermostat twice, coolant hoses, and the sliding door gaskets. You name it. I have had it in the shop almost monthly. I wish that I had never seen this car. And to top it off the car does not hold it's value. I am $8000 upside down on a car that is not reliable at all. I can't even trade it.
by Kathy I on Jul 19, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Venture LS AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This is my second mini van. My first
one was a Ford.Before that it was a
neon, a stratus and before all of them
was a chevy camaro. Nothing but
problems with all but the chevy. Moved
on to Chevy Venture. The ride is much
smoother. Next time around it will be a
chevy again. It's great to be back
with chevy and only have to take it in
for scheduled maintenance only. No
repairs. One thing I wish is that I had
power sliding doors. Next time!