Door Latch Problems of Chevrolet Venture



Chevrolet Venture owners have reported 84 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Venture 1
Failure Date: 08/18/2010

The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Venture. The contact stated that the passenger sliding door would open involuntarily. He had to pull over, turn off the vehicle, open and close the door and lock it in order to keep it closed. The contact previously had the door repaired according to recalls 01v067000 & 01v264000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch) but the dealer refused to repair it again. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that he would had to pay for a diagnostic test. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture 2
Failure Date: 10/05/2007

Chevy Venture: power sliding door (driver side) does not close and latch correctly.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Chevrolet Venture. The contact received recall letter # 04v597000 (latches/locks/linkages: doors:latch). The recall repair was performed on July 12, 2005. The contact stated that on may 15, 2007, the side door failed again. When the contact would close the side door, it would re-open. This failure occurred on several occasions before it would close. Once it closed, the dome light would remain illuminated and the door open indicator constantly chimed. When using the door unlock button, the lock actuator would constantly click until the door was fully open. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer on June 1, 2007 for repair where it currently remains. The current and failure mileages were 95,368. The consumer stated the power sliding door makes a loud clicking noise, which souds like the actuator trying to lock and unlock. Updated 07/19/07.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture 4
Failure Date: 04/05/2007

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture 5
Failure Date: 02/13/2007

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.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture 6
Failure Date: 01/04/2007

- 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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Venture 7
Failure Date: 08/21/2006

1997 chevy Venture ,power sliding passenger door the door pops open while driving. The dealer states door had been repaired once in 2002 and they are not responsible for further repaires on the latching of this door.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 1998 Chevrolet Venture 8
Failure Date: 06/24/2006

: the contact stated that the sliding door on the side of the vehicle did not latch properly. While the door was being shut, it simply rolled back open upon movement of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. A service dealer was called, who informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for service.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 9
Failure Date: 05/01/2006

: the contact stated that the power sliding door module was defective on the vehicle and was a different component than what was recalled(01v264000). The dealer offered to fix the recalled component, but stated the sliding door would not function properly unless the contact had the power sliding door module replaced.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1997 Chevrolet Venture 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

: the contact stated occupants have been injured by the interior handle that opens the power sliding door causing occupants to get trapped by the door. A NHTSA recall, #04v597000 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the latches/locks/linkages: doors: latch however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair without charge under the recall. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership for repairs four to five times.


 
car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 11
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

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.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Venture 12
Failure Date: 07/27/2005

Contact stated when pushing the button on the automatic sliding door to shut it door did not shut. It reopened. Had this problem for a long time. Caller has not talked to a dealer about the problem. The button for the power windows did not work all of the time. . She received a recall notice for a 1999 model regarding the sliding doors. There was no recall number available. She no longer has the 1999 vehicle. Was calling to complain that she was having the same problem with her 2001 model and she has not received a recall letter.

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car image   Door Latch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Venture 13
Failure Date: 07/24/2005

I have a chevy Venture 2001 and I bought it used in July 2005 and I am not sure if any of the recalls have been repaired and I also have a complaint about the passenger sliding door there is no sensor on it and someone could be closed in it I have tried to push it open when it closes and it still continues to close. I have 2 small children and I am worried about it closing on them. How can I get it fixed and will it be at my cost.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 14
Failure Date: 07/23/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 15
Failure Date: 07/18/2005

Contact stated after recall 04v597000 repairs on the power sliding door handle of the passenger door were done the lock on the door will not stay closed. The sliding door on the inside was roughed up from the repair work. The repair work on the recall was done on the 7-18-05. Dealer said that the lock on the door had nothing to do with the recall.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 16
Failure Date: 07/17/2005

Contact states the retractor on the passenger side automatic door will not allow the door close if there is something blocking the door from shutting. The design is suppose to allow the door to retract if there is something blocking the door from shutting. The consumers daughter hand was closed in the door and the door completely shut. The consumer hit the button to open the door, and it did open this way. The vehicle has not been to a service dealer. There was a recall on the door handle of this passenger side door. The consumer does not have the recall number or campaign id number.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 17
Failure Date: 06/20/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Venture 18
Failure Date: 06/09/2005

The power sliding door spontaneously opened on two occasions during a left turn (centrifugal force pulling occupants towards the opening door), an unrestrained passenger would have been ejected. Fortunately no one was hurt, but it was scary. It turns out that one of the door guide wheels broke on the rear part of the door, causing the door to close but not latch properly. The door ajar light was not on and the door appeared closed to casual inspection. Property damage occurred when our video camera rolled out of the car into the street.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture 19
Failure Date: 05/29/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 20
Failure Date: 05/28/2005

Chevrolet, Venture 2000 Mini van, the passenger side sliding door shuts even when children or anyone is in the way. People have been caught in the door because of this defect, and a child had to go to the emergency room after getting finger caught in the door.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture 21
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 22
Failure Date: 03/04/2005

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!.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 23
Failure Date: 02/23/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture 24
Failure Date: 02/16/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Venture 25
Failure Date: 02/04/2005

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Venture 26
Failure Date: 01/29/2005

Vehicle experienced problems with the locks, and the power windows. Owner contacted the manufacturer, who indicated that there was no recall for this problem.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture 27
Failure Date: 12/29/2004

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture 28
Failure Date: 12/20/2004

Individual broke wrist when automatic door opened in 2005 Chevrolet Venture van.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Venture 29
Failure Date: 11/21/2004

When opening the power door the passengers wrist became caught in the handle. As a result her right wrist was broken.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture 30
Failure Date: 11/12/2004

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Venture 31
Failure Date: 11/08/2004

Recall 01v067000 concerning power sliding doors. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer to have recall repairs performed. Since then the sliding doors did not work intermittently. Currently, dealer wanted to charge consumer $440. 00 to repair what should have been done correctly the first time. Consumer then called the manufacturer for assistance. Manufacturer refused assistance because the vehicle had 133, 000 miles, and that the problem was wear and tear. Consumer was very upset and felt that if the work was done correctly the first time this would not have happened.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture 32
Failure Date: 10/31/2004

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.

car image   Door Latch problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Venture 33
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

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.


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