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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica Owner Comments

problem #15

Jul 192001

Corsica

  • miles

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

All 4 brakes went out, no peddle, garage found dirty sensors only, rest all good. Master cly. Full, pulled ABS fuse, good, replaced, then had peddle but had garage check it as thats were I stopped with no brakes. Similar prob. 2 years earlier on Ford Explorer. Former us govt. Car.

- Mt View, AR, USA

problem #14

Jan 152001

Corsica

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes, they pulsate, then there is a skipping sound. This happens at any speed.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #13

May 031999

Corsica

  • miles
Fuse #9 on the vehicle keeps repetedly blowing out rendering the anti-lock brakes, the airbag, the power locks, the power lights, the rear defogger, the A/C blower, andthe instrument panel inoperable. This vehicle has been in 5 separate times for repairs for the aformentioned problem. Due to the fact that all safety features on the vehicle become disabled, I do not believe that this vehicle is safe to drive. The dealership has been unable to find the problem, and has also sublet the vehicle to 3 other Chevrolet dealerships that have also been unable to correct this problem. I am a pregnant mom with 3 children....safety is definitely an issue!!!!!!!

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #12

Apr 092000

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles

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

After replacing the original front rotors and pads the brakes began to shutter shortly after the brake job. The only solution offered by the mechanic at Chevy garage was to turn rotors. This works for short period and starts up again. The mechanic stated the rotors are too small for the vehicle and the heat causes warping. The original brakes did not have the problem until completely worn out. I have put 2 sets of disc and new pads on and the problem continues.

- Glen St. Mary, LA, USA

problem #11

Apr 072000

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
Would like to have the entire recall history of this car, it is very important that I have it due to the fact that this is a driver's ed car with many students just starting how to drive. I originally found out that threr were a large number of recalls from midas muffler when I went in to have the car services. I had the brakes done completely, the front wheel bearings replaced (both sides). The back wheel bearnings need to be done very soon. Please let me know if these are part of the recall.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #10

Apr 072000

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
Braking problems: Brakes were wearing prematurely and ruining rotors vehicle had abnormal vibrations while applying the brake...found that the calipers/bushings were too long shaved off 1/4 inch and it cured the problem...they were dragging constantly as a result...have had no problems since this was done. Lighting: Have experienced problems while night driving...when putting on the high beams I have lost all lighting inside and out...once U switch back problem is cured this has happened several times and it is shocking when U can't see...does not happen every time... alternator: Had to be replaced after car was in my possession for one year...also battery as a result...engine coolant: Experienced my low coolant light coming on in the mornings approximately 3 minutes after starting vehicle...check coolant resevoir and it is empty...placed coolant in and again this morning same thing...replaced coolant...drove to dealership and it was determined that coolant is leaking into the engine somewhere and oil level was 2 quarts above normal which meant that coolant was in the oil...awaiting diagnosis possible a intake gasket, head gasket, or cracked block....summary: In a nut shell I have had alot of problems with a vehicle I paid good money for some of which could be major safety issues....I have 70,281 miles on this car and I keep up on all maintenance....very upset and awaiting a better prognosis for the future!

- Tionesta, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 181999

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles

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

When ABS brake pedal is depressed, would get strange noises & pulsation. Pushing on brakes pedal, it would push foot back up. Had taken to dealer & had pads & rotors changed. Still noise persists. Was intermittent, but now is constant.

- Mana Hawkin, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
Intermittently when the brakes are applied hard they lock up, and the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has test driven the vehicle and could not duplicate the problem.

- Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
ABS light comes on then the alternator is dead, replaced alternator three times, cannot find the problem other than the alternator

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #6

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
ABS light comes on then the alternator is dead, replaced alternator three times, cannot find the problem other than the alternator

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #5

Aug 021999

Corsica

  • miles

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

Brakes stutter and pulsate with extending stopping time.consumer contacted dealer.

- W Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 291998

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
Owner has ABS brakes. While applying brakes they skip, causing vehicle to stop and go intermittently. Vehicle also has unknown vibration in steering.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 171999

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
Front end noisy due to premature wea rof the brakes.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 081998

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes the pedal travels to floor, causing extended stopping distance, nearly resulting in a collision. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Burkshire, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 011997

Corsica

  • miles
Vehicle on wet pavement and jerks when the brakes are applied. Also, extended stopping distance occurs. Dealer contacted and attempted to repair the vehicle, but problem still exists. Problems can result in serious accidents.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

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