Chevrolet Venture - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Chevrolet Venture owners have reported a total of 2,353 problems for their cars built in the 10 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Chevrolet Venture. The 1997 Chevrolet Venture cars have the most problems reported (432 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Chevrolet Venture

Model Year Number of Problems
  2005 Venture
42
  2004 Venture
128
  2003 Venture
190
  2002 Venture
224
  2001 Venture
226
  2000 Venture
351
  1999 Venture
349
  1998 Venture
409
  1997 Venture
432
  1996 Venture
2

  Common problems of Chevrolet Venture

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Chevrolet Venture cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (494 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (232 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Chevrolet Venture

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
494
  Electrical System
232
  Structure
200
  Exterior Lighting
191
  Air Bag
170
  Power Train
126
  Steering
110
  Service Brakes
110
  Gasoline Fuel System
105
  Latches/locks/linkage
102
   
  Seat Belt
84
  Visibility
83
  Other Fuel System
59
  Equipment
56
  Tire
51
  Suspension
37
  Seats
35
  Vehicle Speed Control
32
  Unknown Or Other
31
  Child Seat
25
  Wheel
11
  Air Brake
5
  Parking Brake
2
  Interior Lighting
1
  Electronic Stability Control
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Chevrolet Venture of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Venture model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Chevrolet Venture model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Venture Model Years

Venture
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2005 4225,34113    
0.13
  2004 12876,76814    
0.12
  2003 19097,99015    
0.13
  2002 22484,11816    
0.17
  2001 22685,34717    
0.16
  2000 351100,05318    
0.19

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Chevrolet Venture is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2005 Venture
10
  2004 Venture
26
  2003 Venture
27
  2002 Venture
25
  2001 Venture
15
  2000 Venture
39
  1999 Venture
36
  1998 Venture
45
  1997 Venture
38


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