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1998 Chevrolet Lumina body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


All four doors freeze in the winter. The car came with an automatic starter and when its cold in the winter all doors are stuck. I will set the heat on the max and start the car through the auto starter and let it loosen for about 20 minutes. You still have to get all the ice of around the whole door and eventually one will open after you keep pulling on it. Then you must go inside and push and kick the dorrs from the inside to get the others to open. This is a hassle having 2 toddlers and a son trying to get to school in the morning. Wondering if there was a recall on this defect as I looked trough Consumer Affairs and also other complaints are listed as the same. Thanks for any info.

- Everett, MA, USA

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