Door Latch Problems of Chevrolet Venture
Chevrolet Venture owners have reported 84 problems associated with door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).
#1 - Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture
Rented a Chevrolet Venture van from avis in flagstaff, az on 10/30/04. The following evening (after dark) as my wife was attempting to exit the vehicle through the power sliding door her hand became caught behind the handle. Her elbow was pinned against the seat back and her wrist and thumb were broken. Her middle finger was also injured. She will be in a cast until at least 1/20/05. This door latch problem happened on 10/31/2004.
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#2 - Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNDV23E55_. On Friday, November 12 2004, I entered the middle row of my son-in-law?s new 2005 Chevrolet Venture. This vehicle is equipped with an automatic sliding rear side door. After I sat down and closed the door, it seemed to not close completely. I proceeded to open and close the door again. As the door started to open, I tried closing it with the door handle. However, it continued to open fully. By the time I realized that the door was not going to stop, despite my closing pressure on the door handle, my arm had moved backwards and became lodged against the back of my seat. I was unable to release my hand from the door handle, and as the door opened further, it fractured both bones in my arm. The failure date was Nov. 12, 2004.
#3 - Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture
Individual broke wrist when automatic door opened in 2005 Chevrolet Venture van. The failure date was Monday, Dec. 20, 2004.
#4 - Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Venture. Chevy Venture: power sliding door (driver side) does not close and latch correctly. This issue happened on 10/05/07.
#5 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The car involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. While consumer's hand was placed on the inside of vehicle automatic power sliding door closed, jamming consumer's hand. This was a rental car. It was Jul. 29, 2004 when this door latch issue occurred.
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#6 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
On July 8-15, 2004 I rented a 2004 Chevrolet Venture from hertz rental at the san diego airport. We loaded 4 small children, ages 1-5 years old into the van. As we were strapping all of them into their car seats, my 3 year old pushed a button that was just inside the automatic sliding door, on the passenger side of the vehicle. This button was to open and close the automatic door, and the door began to close with my son standing at the part of the sliding door that latches (the forward most part of the door). As the door hit his body and did not stop, one of the adults inside of the van pulled him into the van and to safety. The door was not going to stop and would have injured him. A day later, my brother was strapping my son into his car seat and someone accidently pushed the auto door close that was on the key chain. Again, the door began to close and did not stop for my brother (who is a 6 foot 3 inch man), and he had to jump out of the way. We were very concerned for the safety of our children and were very careful the remainder of our week long rental. However, we are very concerned that another child, or adult, is going to be injured in this van's automatic sliding door. We were curious just how far the door would go before it would bounce back open so we put a stuffed animal in the door and hit the auto door close button. I have to say, the stuffed animal did not fare well. We also put a large carrot and a banana in the door, in an attempt to simulate a small child's arm. The carrot was sliced right in half, and the banana was smashed and oozing out of its peel. I will never purchase a Chevrolet Venture after our experience with the van, but I do feel very strongly that the automatic door needs to be changed so that it senses when something is in it's way and bounces back open, otherwise children's safety, as well as adult's safety, is at stake. I do have several videos demonstrating how the door does not bounce back. This door latch problem happened on 07/08/2004.
#7 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The VIN of the problem Venture is 1GNDX13E74_. The driver's door opened and closed on its own while the vehicle was in motion. Two different dealers inspected the vehicle and could not duplicate or correct the problem. It was Apr. 6, 2004 when this door latch issue happened.
#8 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDV13E64_. My 2 year old son was exiting the vehicle and hit the button to close the door and he did not know it. I had to jump in the way of the power sliding door, and use excessive force to stop the door from closing on him and myself. The power sliding doors on our 2004 chevy Venture do not stop without excessive force when closing. A child or even an adult can get seriously injured. It was Friday, October 1, 2004 when this door latch issue occurred.
#9 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The car was a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNDX03E34_. The right side rear door is equipped with an automatic power door button to open and close the door. Right side rear door closed automatically without pushing the button, causing the passenger to have a hand caught between the door, resulting in injury. Consumer contacted the manufacturer. This issue happened on Monday, September 20, 2004.
#10 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. Passenger side motor door opens on it's own after closing, opens halfway and closes halfway leaving the operator to manually open or close the door. It has become a safety issue because on that same side is the child restraint seat for a toddler or the car can be stolen or property inside the car when the door closes and reopens on it's own. It was Dec. 29, 2004 when this door latch issue happened.
#11 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The VIN of this Venture is 1GNDX03E04_. Power door close even when someone is in between door and fram and open with out much effort by the handle on door. I called gm customer service line about my complaint and was told there wasn't a recall. I told them about the recall at first they said there wasn't a recall on the Venture vans again. After about a few days of being toldt that the recall didn't exist. I called NHTSA and your customer service gave me the campaign information which I gave to gm customer service. I was told that I would have to take my van to be check by the gm service people. I'm in the process of doin consider I have to get the hub bearing and the sender switch on my van fixed first. Mind you I haven't had this van a year yet! I will have to pay for gm to check, eventhough I have the passenger side power door and the second row bucket seating and my van was to had a 101 point inspection check and certified. This door latch problem happened on Thursday, April 22, 2004.
#12 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The car involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The VIN of this vehicle was 1GNDX03E34_. The passenger sliding door that goes to side of the van needed a sensor because once the door starts sliding, it won't stop. Consumer's child got her whole body caught in it. It was Apr. 1, 2005 when this door latch issue happened.
#13 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. - while driving the 2004 Chevrolet ventura at 10 mph out of the driveway the contact 's vehicle accelerated and the passenger's side sliding door opened. In the second incident, the passenger's side sliding door was opened when she drove out of a department store parking lot. This door latch problem happened on January 4, 2007.
#14 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Chevrolet Venture. The right passenger side door opened intermittently. Also, this failure occurred while driving 25 mph. The door was closed manually and the failure continued to occur, and has occurred while the vehicle was parked. There was a technical service bulletin that included a check list. Several dealers have cleaned the contacts on the door which didn't correct the failure. The dealer maintained that the actuated control modules could be the cause. However, they were unable to duplicate the problem. The failure mileage was 13000, and the current mileage was 32239. This door latch problem happened on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2007.
#15 - Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNDX03E24_. 2004 Chevrolet Venture van power sliding door customer states that the power of the door almost crushed her sons arm* the consumer stated that the power sliding door to her vehicle the pressure at which the door closes is ridiculous. The consumer stated her child nor her grandmother providing sufficient force could stop the door from closing. The consumer stated she was informed by jeff Chevrolet that the door was operating at factory specs. The consumer had the vehicle inspected after almost crushing her son's arm. The consumer did a comparison with Honda and Mazda, in those vehicles you do not have to use so much pressure and are adjusted for the safety of the children but the Venture is not. The consumer stated she would like the manufacturer to look into this defect. It was 01/01/1901 when this door latch issue occurred.
#16 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Venture is 1GNDX03E43_. When opening the power door the passengers wrist became caught in the handle. As a result her right wrist was broken. The failure date was Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004.
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#17 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The car was a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The VIN of the problem Venture is 1GNDX03E63_. The right side door failed to open. The consumer tried to pull the door open manually, but was unable to do so. The consumer drove to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the door latch needed to be replaced due to wear and tear. Please provide additional information. It was Feb. 23, 2005 when this door latch issue occurred.
#18 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The power slidinig door on my 2003 Chevrolet Venture is staying shut and is coming open while driving down the road. The dealership says nothing is wrong with it!. It was March 4, 2005 when this door latch issue occurred.
#19 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The car involved is a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Venture is 1GNDX13E83_. (1) passenger was trying to open rear sliding door by handle (2) passenger right arm got caught between the door handle and back of the seat. Passenger is currently in theraphy for the injury. (3) n/a. This problem occurred on Sat., May. 8, 2004.
#20 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDX03E43_. My 2 year old son was climbing in the right side of the car when the automatic door starting closing. The door did not stop when it hit him closing him in the door. It took my entire weight to push the door back off of him. Dealerships system there is no problem with the door, that the 2003 Ventures do not have a sensor in the door like the new models. This issue happened on Jul. 23, 2005.
#21 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
VIN of the vehicle was 1GNDX03E73_. Received a recall for 2003 Chevrolet Venture. Husband took vehicle to dealer to have the right hand sliding door handle replaced. When husband brought vehicle home consumer got inside and closed door with power button and then manually tried to open this new latch handle and it would not open. Consumer felt that the electrical power has been switched out from this unit, the only way one can now open door was through power-not manually. Feels this was more of safety hazard now. If the electrical system failed or in the event of a crash it could not opened manually. Very upset with the recall remedy that was provided. This door latch problem happened on Jun. 20, 2005.
#22 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. Sliding doors on chevy Venture van keep opening , van is unsafe for kids or anyone to ride in the back because we aren't sure if the doors will open up . Dealership told us to drive the van until doors open again so they can find the problem, I can't keep anything inside the van because you think the van is locked up and you leave the van and come back and the sliding doors are open again. This also has done this while driving the van too. The dealership unplugged the remote to see if this was the problem and told us they didn't see a problem yet , so drive the van until it happens again and bring it back in. We have 3 kids, and I don't want to see my kids hurt because a door slides open while driving. I would like them to have there kids drive around in the van until the problem happens again. I can't tell you how many times the doors open and won't shut, the problem started last yr while on vac. The dealer replaced something (weather strip on floor where the door slides) but this summer it started up again. While driving about 30 mph the driver side door open. I almost ran off the road because I thought someone was in the back seat opening the door. I thank god my kids weren't in the back seat at the time this happen. The failure date was 08/01/2005.
#23 - Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Chevrolet Venture. Passenger side sliding door does not stay shut properly. Dealer has worked on it many times resulting in re-painting door. Last time dealer had the car they were going to call chevy technical to have someone come look at it. I received a phone call two hours later saying that the vehicle was fixed and to come get it. All they did was put a piece of rubber on the door to keep it from hitting. When I asked why they did not call chevy technical as promised they said they didn't have to. When I asked for another "rubber bumper" for the door on the other side, they suddenly could not duplicate the product. The door will not always lock and unlock as it should and it still does not stay closed properly. If we do not use it for a couple of days it will be loose. First complaint was two weeks after purchasing the vehicle. It was Tuesday, December 2, 2003 when this door latch issue happened.
#24 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. Consumer states that passenger's power sliding door intermittently cannot be opened from inside or outside. This occurs if consumer attempts to open by using the release button or opening manually. Problem seems to occur when outside temperatures are on the higher end. Dealer has been unable to duplicate the problem.
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#25 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNDX13E02_. Non-power driver's side sliding door will not securely lock when in opened position. If on an incline the door will come back on you. This happened to my 6 yr ear old daughter, knocking her to the ground and causing scrapes and abrassions. Per our Chevrolet dealership's service dept as well as per a gm rep this is due to design and the dealership cannot correct the problem. I was offered $1000 off a new gm vehicle or a free oil change as compensation. The vehicle has been in the shop 5 times for the same problem which cannot be corrected by design. Problems began about 6 months after purchase. I used the last date the vehicle was in for service as the incident date. This door latch problem happened on Feb. 7, 2004.
#26 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle was a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The owner had the automatic sliding door repaired at the dealership on four occasions. The door opened unintentionally, however the dealership stated there was nothing wrong with the door. After the owner pulled out of the dealer, the problem occurred again. No one was willing to assist the consumer with the problem. Also the all wheel drive system has gone bad and the sensors have gone out twice. Also, the abs light stays on as well. Provide further details. This problem occurred on Friday, July 2, 2004.
#27 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4A3AX35GXX_. The left and right doors opened unexpectedly on their own. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that door and door latches needed to be replaced. This door latch problem happened on Friday, February 4, 2005.
#28 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The car is a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNDX13E12_. I bought my 2002 chevy Venture on 1/22/05. I realized about a week later that the passenger side power sliding door does not work when it is raining out. We can not operate it at all. We tried using the remote keyless entry, both of the interior buttons and pulling the handle on both the inside and outside of the door. . . None of these things work. As soon as the rain has gone and the van dries the door works fine. I have a call in to the dealership and they are acting like I may have to pay for this out of pocket, I don't think I should have to since this is a major malfunction and is also a safety risk for any of my passengers. This issue happened on Wed., Feb. 16, 2005.
#29 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNDV03E92_. Owner of a model year 2002 Chevrolet Venture reported that the passenger side power sliding doors malfunctioned . On several occasions the door has opened while the vehicle was in motion and children were inside. The dealer has replaced many parts under warranty but now claim that nothing is wrong with the vehicle. The door has continued to malfunction. It was Tue., Jan. 1, 1901 when this door latch issue occurred.
#30 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNDX03E82_. Sliding doors have no locking system in place to keep doors open when on an incline. As I was loading van I turned to pick up items and 2yr. Old son started to climb in the pass. Side sliding door. As he climbed in, door released and closed on his head causing bump on back of head and cuts and moderate swelling on face. This door latch issue occurred May. 29, 2005.
#31 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The VIN of the car is 1GNDV03E82_. Automatic sliding passenger door on my 2002 Chevrolet Venture opens frequently after closing (while vehicle is in park position) owner must stay by door to make sure that it closes successfully each time. This issue happened on Tue., Feb. 13, 2007.
#32 - Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Chevrolet Venture. Passanger's door sticks since we bougnt the van new. Much worse in hot temperature. Dealership of no help. It was Fri., Jun. 14, 2002 when this door latch issue occurred.
#33 - Door Latch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Venture
The vehicle is a 2001 Chevrolet Venture. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNDX13E11_. We have had the auto slider door (rt side) fail 3 times. The first time in Nov 2001, the door would not close, so my wife had to drive with the door open to take to the dealer 15 miles away. The mechanism was hanging out the outside track! the second failure occurred Aug 9, 2002 when the door would not open. Took it to the dealer, and picked it up Aug 10 around 10am. The door was opened/closed about 7 times between Aug 10 and morning of Aug 13, when the door failed again and could not be opened! I contacted gm customer service on Aug 9 and again Aug 13th. We have also had ongoing problem with seat belt at seat behind rt side psr seat. We had total failure and the part was on back order for over 2 months! finally, a mechanic said he took part from a lot vehicle and replaced it. About a month ago the belt began working intermittently. We took it in Aug 9 for seat belt as well, and of course, the part is once again on back order. This vehicle has serious safety questions concerning this sliding door and seat belt. Inablility to get in/out of this vehicle when necessary is a great concern and risk to my family. The failure date was 08/13/2002.
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