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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Chevrolet Lumina accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192002


  • miles


After I stopped I felt the seat go back. I found the bracket that attached the seat frame to the sliding track had cracked. The metal appears to be too brittle and thin for the application. I am a reliability engineer with significant structural failure background and it appears the thin metal (~1/16") shattered from imbrittlement or some similar process.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 272001

(reported on)


  • miles
Metal part that connects seat to the frame track broke, causing seat to fall of track.

- Scarnton, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012000


  • miles
Sunvisor was repaired by dealer a number of times, but continues to come out of ceiling. Turn indicator - the handle will not return to the off position. Left side of driver seat - all support on the lower portion on the left side of the drivers seat has failed. You must sit on the frame of the seat. The driver weighs only 145 lbs.

- Hammond, LA, USA

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