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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Beretta electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Beretta Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152003

Beretta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Electrical problem; alternator/ battery battery discharges when A/C or air compressor is run at full power. Have had alternator replaced (ac delco, new) twice in past week. Entire system has been scanned and no codes are present. Replaced the battery and still experiencing power failure. Able to run heater control on full power, but unable to run A/C or defroster on full power (fan/blower control).

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 072003

Beretta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Have replace alternator about six times. Makes no difference at to oem, make or delco authorized dealer. Always test good but fails shortly thereafter with necessity to replace battery at times. Heard it was a design problem due to excessive heat but can find no such reference.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 141998


  • miles
The alternator has gone bad twice so far. Once as indicated and also on 12/18/2000, with 75140 miles on vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 132000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Alternator failed. Nlm

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 081997


  • miles
Consumer have had three alternators replaced on vehicle. Vehicle was in shop from 7-8-97 until current time. Whenever ignition is shut off there is a chance that the vehicle will not start. Terry cullins of Chevrolet-77--968-4444 and andy lewis-770-964-1313 Chevrolet did the repairs of this vehicle.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

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