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 #4

Mar 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer noticed when driving rear of vehicle was swaying on road. Contacted dealer, dealer noticed lower control arm was out of position, causing the problem. Dealer replaced lower control arm. Consumer states she did contact dealer, consumer went to an independent shop to have work performed.consumer also had front brakes replaced.

- Jenison, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 092000

(reported on)


  • miles
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 #2

Apr 072000

(reported on)


  • 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 #1

Oct 181999

(reported on)


  • miles
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

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