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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,700 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.

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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152005

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,100 miles


1998 Chevy Lumina passenger car intake leaking after dealer repaired under warranty work. Intake leaking again at under 69,000 miles, and we are told that this is a manufacturing defect that can be done again with a new sealant Chevrolet recommends. This at a cost of $675 to us after we are told that this is a problem from the mateing of the two surfaces of aluminum and iron on the engine. Same dealer has done all the prevenitive mantenance on this vehicle. We are told this is a manufacturing problem with the intake.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 112004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
I have had my car (98 Chevrolet Lumina) fail twice in one week due to cooling system failure. Once for a water pump and another for intake manifold gasket. I am alarmed by the number of similar complaints I find. Both failures have left us stuck with no transportation.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
For weeks the vehicle loses fluid and the engine overheats. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who stated that lower intake gasket was blown.

- Westfield, MA, USA

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