2004 Chevrolet Venture Owner Reviews & Problems


41 Reviews

20% 34% 37% 7% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Read reviews that mention...

There are too many different little problems that require attention- it doesn't just work and it's not reliable for regular use.

My van has several small "bugs" that I have dealt with since I bought it. The headlights and tail lights frequently need to be changed. It takes a minimum of 3 tries to start every time. The engine is placed in such a way that "simple" repairs, like replacing a spark plug on cylinder 1 require that the entire engine be unmounted and shifted to gain enough room to reach that one cylinder head. I bought it used, but the quirks and kinks that I go through to keep it running make me wish I hadn't bought it at all.

- Jessica W

Easy to get in and out with rooms for family

My husband and I love this car because it is easy to get in and out. We have plenty enough room over head and around. Also one of our kids can fit in the seat with one built in booster seat which can be folded up, so it is an extra. It is a good van for a small family to go here and there. We have gone for family trips cross country many with this van and have no problem.

- Kris D

The interesting thing about my vehicle is that it is still running.

My van has been amazing I bought it back in 2015 and so far it has been a great running vehicle I have had it for five years and only had one issue so far however I do hope to upgrade in the future. So far it is still really good on gas and fits my entire family but I wish it had more features and I wish I had a better working radio.

- Kimberly Y

My vehicle overheats when it goes highways speeds.

I currently own a Chevy Venture. I would not recommend this vehicle because I have experienced great trouble with it overheating. After thorough research, a mechanic gave me bad news that my head gasket was leaking. The entire dashboard relay is has a complete wiring problem as well. None of the gauges work.

- Rachel R

Very roomy I am able to fit my power chair in back and still have room.

Power windows poor locks plenty if room for cargo up until 2 yrs ago very reliable replaced transmission 2 yrs ago rusting really bad underneath good gas mileage smooth comfy routine maintenance had 160000 miles on it engine good power doors no longer work and sliding door gets stuck.

- Lydia R

It's a shame Chevy doesn't make a minivan any more.

It is very roomy, and a comfortable ride. The power sliding doors often malfunction, so I quit having them repaired, and just operate them manually. I will not ever get the power sliding door option again. All other maintenance has been minimal. The car is generally very reliable.

- Matt C

Very good on gas and mileage is fairly low. Even though its a 2004. We love it.

It is old but good. We've kept up on all maintenance. That is very important. When purchasing any vehicle always check it over, check mileage, etc.. It is very important. Always choose what you can afford as far as payments. Get something that is suitable for you or your family.

- Shannon N

Issues with the 2004 Chevy venture.

Electric window and door locks switch keeps going out. Have to replace about once a year. No rhyme or reason the switches keep going out. Also.. There is a leak from somewhere the front passenger floorboard keeps getting wet. Believed to be the air conditioning until.

- Jane S

Great on gas and needs some tlc.

The breaks are a bit touchy. It does drive smoothly and it is great on gas. It needs tires and an oil change. It has rust along the bottom. I would still buy another one in a different color and a newer year. My van would be perfect once all the maintenance is done.

- Vanessa L

I love the automatic door for easy access.

No problems just need a bigger vehicle. I drive for uber so I need something with more storage room and seating for at least 8 people. I am a mother of a child with special needs and need to earn an income to pay for his therapy. All in all this car has been great.

- Susan S

Fabulous and easy to operate powered sliding side doors!

The Chevrolet venture offers a very comfortable ride for drivers and passengers! It is always been a dependable van and good on gas! I love the automatic sliding doors! And it has a great panoramic windows which makes it easy to see other vehicles around you!

- Michelle H

Some things out of battery.

The van has a hundred and seventy thousand miles on it and it is incredibly reliable I drove from Florida to Arizona with the whole back completely full of property and didn't have one single problem. The only thing that had to be changed was the battery.

- Matt K

Don't get a flat. The spare is a temp and it's probably rusted under the car.

It takes me every place I want to go. I only have to fill it up once a month. With a lift on the back I can take my husband and his wheelchair everywhere. It's a 2004 so it is starting to have a whole lot of problems.

- Nancy S

The biggest problem with the van is the fuel gage f2 doesn't work so we have to be careful not to run out.

This is just an average vehicle used as a daily driver for the household. The van is comfortable and relatively safe and dependable.It gets about 20 mpg on open road and about 15 mpg in town.

- Jimmy E

Dependable vehicle, that can go on long or short rides.

I like my vehicle it has a smooth ride, feels like a cadillac, great air, Very warm in winter, and cold on summer, comfortable seating, 4 captain chairs that make you feel like a king.

- Brandon L

The seats can be removed or lowered to make more room. You can remove one seat or all of them, lower one of them or all of them. It is very versatile.

It has a lot of room and the seats can be removed to make extra room for big items. I feel safe in the van. It has lasted a long time. It is a good vehicle. There is nothing that I dislike

- june K

It's a good van for a work. Not to much for families.

Its old a lot of things are breaking or falling apart. It is also too small I need a large transport/transit van that can hold 12 people. I would also enjoy a van that was newer.

- Jessica J

Great family car, would definitely recommend especially for those with large families seats eight people.

Love the size, makes it easier to travel. Has a few unusual quirks that are troublesome, but the mechanic can never find anything wrong. Gets really good mileage for a venture.

- Rebecca S

It's functional and roomy but far from perfect in many ways.

The cruise control is broken, it has bad bearings, and the a/c isn't strong. But it runs and the a/c does work. And there's room for everyone and shopping.

- Amanda F

It's a good vehicle for a long time

It has enough room for my family. It doesn't break down very often and when it does it's usually an easy fix. It doesn't have enough storage space.

- Serena H

This is a great, long-lasting van! It has been very dependable and a great family vehicle.

We bought our van new in January 2005. It has been super reliable and has not needed very much major work on it the whole time we've owned it.

- Rhonda H

Don't buy one this age, it will rust away on you.

It rides very well but it rusted out fast. I don't normally buy Chevys but I thought this was a good deal. My mistake, it has been a money pit!

- Karl m

The most important thing anyone should know about my vehicle is that the thermostat went out after owning it for 4 years

I own a 2004 chevy venture. It is the first mini van i have ever owned, and i would highly recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a van.

- Haily G

Reliable roomy and first 10 years no major repairs started rusting early on

Runs good average gas mileage roomy until certainly no major repairs had to replace transmission and electric doors is rusting on bottom

- Lidija R

Can have electrical issues if not properly maintained.

I love the size of the vehicle and how it drives. I wish both doors were automatic, that the windows rolled down versus popping out.

- Cassandra A

I do not know of any thing specific.

I like all the space, I can haul lots of stuff, I can also carry the biggest share of my family, I dislike the gas mileage,.

- Leann R

The Venture Van Adventures!

We love having a van! There's room for the whole family! Our favorite feature is the automatic door on the passenger side.

- Beth H

It can hold a maximum amount of eight people and it is great to use on trips.

I really like having a Chevy Venture Van because with three kids it is very handy, especially the automatic sliding door.

- Clint S

It is a great multipurpose vehicle that I depend on all the time!!!

It is reliable. Fits my family of 6 comfortably. Is descent with gas mileage. It is basically a part of the family.

- Doug J

Still running well after all these years.

Windows do not go down anymore. Not great gas mileage. Love the amount of comfortable seating. Still runs well.

- Debby B

Great family vehicle and safe and reliable. Lots of room with easy to use amenities.

It's extremely reliable and has quite a few convenient features like automatic sliding door and premium sound.

- Marc S

I have a lot of room in it I can put 7 people in it an put other stuff in there to.

It is a really good and it is very good on gas I have some problems we fix it and we are on the road again.

- Christina C

It's old and very rusty but still running

It has plenty of room for my family but it's rusty from many years in Michigan and has quite a few miles

- Mark W

It's a good vehicle, just not great.

It is falling apart some but mostly reliable. It do withstand a tornado and a road trip to the Midwest.

- Nathan S

The back seats can fold down for more storage

It seats 8, and can store a lot. However, it is getting old and some parts are wearing out.

- Alexander R

3 rows, fits 8 people, the rows fold down so you can fit bigger items in the back.

It fits 8 people in the 3 rows. I have had to spend more money on fixing it then it's worth.

- Tara R

It runs great and is good on gas.

My van starts every time I need to start it and gets good gas mileage for an older van.

- Mary r

i like that it fits a lot of people. i don't like that it isn't comfortable to travel in

it's a good family car. it fits car seats well. it is nice for around town driving

- aimee p

Its is like a member of the family. We depend on it daily. It was a gift from my wife's grandfather. Its reliable, decent on gas, and fits the whole family. All six of us.

How reliable this minivan is. It never quits. And has been around for a long time

- Douglas J

It is a full size minivan and does well for traveling.

I really like that it can hold my large family. I don't dislike anything.

- Charles S

Nothing is important about my car that anyone else needs to know about other than it is still roadworthy.

No complaints other than the vehicle is getting old.

- D L E