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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1991 Chevrolet Lumina, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE CRADLE SEPARATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA00011

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: The engine cradle front bolts and/or retainers may fail, allowing the front of the engine cradle to fall, possibly separating the steering intermediate shaft from the steering gear, with complete loss of steering control

  2. INVESTIGATION: JACK FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA91049

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 26, 1991
    • Date Closed: October 28, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary: ===

  3. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BACK COLLAPSE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA97019

    Component(s): Seats

    Summary: Alleged front seat back collapse due to recliner bolt

  4. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BACK COLLAPSE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE97016

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 07, 1997
    • Date Closed: September 30, 1997
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seats

    Summary: Subject vehicles are alleged to experience inadvertent front seat back collapse due to fracture of front seat recliner mounting bolts.

  5. INVESTIGATION: BROKEN/LEAKING BRAKE HOSES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94064

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 18, 1994
    • Date Closed: October 31, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: CORRODED REAR DISK BRAKES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE94063

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 12, 1994
    • Date Closed: December 21, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: STEERING WHEEL SEPARATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91072

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 01, 1991
    • Date Closed: July 08, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  8. INVESTIGATION: STRUCTURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RP01001

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  9. INVESTIGATION: CRADLE BOLT FAILURES

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ97017

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: October 02, 1997
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  10. INVESTIGATION: WHEEL FAILURES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93085

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  11. INVESTIGATION: APV FUEL LINE FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92035

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 30, 1992
    • Date Closed: November 30, 1993
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  12. INVESTIGATION: STICKING THROTTLE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92024

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 26, 1992
    • Date Closed: January 31, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  13. INVESTIGATION: APV FUEL LINE FIRES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE92052

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 04, 1992
    • Date Closed: October 30, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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