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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,833 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 172007

(reported on)

Corsica

  • miles

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

1996 Chevrolet Corsica lower intake manifold defect. Consumers vehicle experienced the gasket failure on the intake manifold. When his failed it caused engine coolant to get into the oil pan.

- West Friendship, MD, USA

problem #5

Jun 152002

Corsica

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
My main concern is the paint and the airconditioning. The paint began to peel right after I bought it and I was not aware of a recall and couldn't afford to have it repainted. It looks like it has a disease. The air conditioning quit last summer and I have a heart condition. I had to have a bag of ice with me all the time to stay cool, because, again I did not have the finances to get it fixed. The power locks and my horn just quit working and the fuse is impossible to find, so I'm really just hoping someone can tell me how to change that. I can't find it and I have a Corsica auto book from auto zone. I appreciate any help you can give. I would really like to get my car repainted. I think I should be entitled to the recall.

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 151999

Corsica

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
We have had several problems with this car, including the heating and electical systems(alternator, radio, etc.)and the transmission. The main one at this point is the peeling paint. The car is a very nice medium blue, but it looks terrible due to the spots of gray where the paint just bubbled up and flaked off, very much like it got a sunburn. I took the car to the dealer in October 2000 for some work on the alignment and asked to have researched whether there was a policy on fixing the paint, which had already begun peeling off. He told me he would look into it and took the VIN number. About a week later, the transmission broke and I became absorbed in fixing that problem, so the paint problem became secondary. Since I never heard back from that dealer, I contacted another one and was told right off that there was no policy concerning my car, and suggested the paint was damaged by rain or bird droppings. The problem has continued to get worse. I have another blue Chevy, a 1990 cavalier, which has been subjected to the same sun and rain as the Corsica, and it has yet to flake its' paint. Now I hear that GM had a 6/5 year policy, but now that I have found out about it, my car is too old. I am very frustrated and am looking for help.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 012003

Corsica 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

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

The head gasket cracked/broke. I smelt the anitfreeze and open the hood to see it dribble from the head gasket. The car dealer is fixing it for ~$800. The car is still young at 95K miles. Previously I have taken the car 3-4 time to check the temperature gauge, which never moves aboe the 1/8th mark. So I never got any indication that the engine heated up to lead to the gasket failure. This is unacceptable for such a low mileage. They had a recall for 1995 Chevy/Pontiac sister cars for the same issue, is what the dealer told me. Sounds like they are all related.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 202002

(reported on)

Corsica

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While going up a hill in traffic, the engine suddenly died. There was no warning. Consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealer, they replaced battery/alternator and the timing belt. The light had come on for coolant, but the thermometer never gave warning, the mechanic bled the lines to the coolant and the light still remained on. Consumer felt that something was electrically wrong with the vehicle and wanted Chevy to offer a buy back in which they refused.

- El Dorado Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 061998

Corsica

  • miles
Temperature gauge jumps from quarter to half for no reason, dealer stated the gauge is picking up thermostat opening and closing as normal, dealer could find no problems.

- Pleasant Hill, IA, USA

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