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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 041999


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Consumer is in the process of replacing brakes for third time. Calipers are rubbing on the tires, and the brake pads are warped.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #2

May 011999


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My brakes pulsate when applying. I'm having brake failure much to soon for my driving and past experience with new cars. The dealer is saying that the rotors are warped and that it's not covered under warranty. However, I brake very little, since most of my 86 mi. Daily commute is intersate; I am extremely easy on a brake when braking; I've never slammed the brake; past experience with many new cars has never resulted in warped brakes, in fact, my 1992 Lumina euro had 60K before front pads were needed and 90K before rear pads... rotors were (and are) still okay. Lastly, I checked the investigations database and found that the '98 Monte Carlo has a "degraded braking performance". I wondered if the Lumina brakes were the same as the monte?

- Kennard, IN, USA

problem #1

Dec 021998


  • miles
When driving in the rain, the breaks require a great deal more pedal pressure to stop the car in the rain.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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