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7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,833 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 302004

Lumina

  • miles

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

While making a left turn at low speed vehicle lost steering power.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 042004

(reported on)

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle lost power assist when making a left hand turn.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Mar 152004

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
While making a left turn at low speed vehicle lost steering power without prior warning of problem occurring.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 172003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The power steering locked when the driver attempted to turn the steering wheel to the left. Please provide any additional information.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012000

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I purchased my vehicle used and it still had 1000 mile warranty from the dealer. When I got the car there was a problem with the fuel pump so they replaced it. Before I even got out of the parking lot the (vibration shudder hose) went bad. Or at least that is what the guy at the service area told me the name was. They have replaced that. And for almost two years now I have been fighting with them that the power steering has been whining. Also the brakes do not stop to well in the rain. I travel a lot and we go through brakes like water. We also had the ac compressor go out last year during the summer. The car was only 4 years old. We keep our car up very well. I do not understand all these problems. I know this may not seem like big problems but when I keep my car up and have been fighting with the dealer due to whining this is frustrating.

- Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #1

Aug 222000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Power steering has failed about a half dozen times. If I was not a pretty strong man, car would become uncontrollable. Power steering has failed when making turns after running through mudpuddles or standing water. Takes tremendous effort to turn. Possibility of someone getting seriously injured or killed. Just sent message to Chevrolet via their website. Just have not taken the time to find out about it.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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