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1996 Chevrolet Beretta engine problems

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1996 Chevrolet Beretta Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 082003


  • miles


The check engine light illuminated on the dashboard.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

May 082002


  • miles
3 head gasket failures on this vehicle. 1st repair was under warranty on 12/16/98 at 27392 miles. 2nd repair was after warranty period, paid by myself, on 2/01 at 62253 miles. Both repairs were performed at valley Chevrolet service center, 221 conyngham ave, wilkes-barre, pa 18702. Head gasket is now leaking again at 77000 miles and the 1 year warranty on the last repair expired in February of 2002, 3 months ago. I contacted Chevrolet corporation, and have a copy of their email response stating they will not take responsibility for this repair. They stated that covered problems occur "early" in the vehicles usage, (the first repair was under the original warranty period) and that this vehicle is too old and has too many miles for them to take responsiblity at this time.

- Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #3

May 082000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has multiple problems with the vehicle. Brakes & rotors had to be replaced at 17,495 miles. Dealer said it was normal wear. On October 5th, the vehicle was in for a lube job, and dealer never detected that head gasket & freeze plug were leaking. Consumer took it to a mechanic to be checked. Vehicle has now 19,000 miles.

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 151999


  • miles
Engine head gasket faliure. Engine damage severe. Dealer and GM contacted with no results.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

May 011999


  • miles
Loss of anti-freeze due to defective engine intake gasket, and egr gasket.

- Tamaqua, PA, USA

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