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1998 Chevrolet Lumina seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 221999

(reported on)


  • miles


Design of the rear seat belts prevents the safe installation of most child restaints into the vehicle.

- Harrisurg, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 091998


  • miles
While going 30mph another vehicle cut in front & stopped suddenly. Driver in the Lumina applied brakes & hit right side of Ranger (door & bed). Neither air bags deployed upon impact. Seat belt caused slight trauma to heart area.

- Abbeville, LA, USA

problem #2

May 081998

(reported on)


  • miles
Seat belts do not lock and cannot be adjusted to driver's physical size. The belt rests on driver's neck and keeps constant pressure on the neck.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 311998


  • miles
Consumer had been having problem with back seat, seat belt, especially the one to place the child seat in it, is impossible to use because the seat is too loose.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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