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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,522 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.

2001 Chevrolet Lumina transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 192006

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,668 miles

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

: the contact stated after coming to a full stop at a crossover, the automatic transmission seized completely. A rattling noise, then a bump was heard inside the vehicle prior to the incident. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer who determined that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact expressed concern because the vehicle only had 40668 miles. The contact planned to notify the manufacturer after filing a complaint with the NHTSA.

- Center, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 162003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,420 miles
The transmission completely seized up. The car was able to shift into any gear, but the car would not move forward or backwards. The planetary gears (2) were stripped. The transmission had to be rebuilt.

- Lewiston, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 052003

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
While driving and coming to complete stop automatic transmission doesn't shift properly from the first gear to the second gear. Also, had a brake problem. Dealer notified.

- Monmouth, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 052003

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer states while traveling noticed transmission changing gears slowly. Dealer has been contacted.

- Center, TX, USA

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