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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,030 miles

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.

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,030 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Both rear brake lights have failed and only the center high mounted lights are working. I replaced the bulbs but taht did not help so I did a little troubleshooting and found that the bulbs worked as they lit up when I used the signal lights, hazard lights, and head lights. I next tried replacing the turn signal/harzard flasher but this did not resolve the problem. I checked on the internet and found that several people have had this problem and the failure was caused by a faulty turn signal lever and that if this part was wiggled the lights would work again. I checked this on the car and flipped the high beams on and off a couple of times via the turn signal stalk and the brake lights started to work again. I find this extremely dangerous that a critical piece of safety equipment relies on something as trivial as a turn signal stalk. I have also heard that General Motors has issuad a recall concerning this problem but that it was very narrowly confined and did not include this vehicle despite the fact that many people seem to have had this problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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