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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 012001

Lumina

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling 30 mph on a main highway, she went to apply brakes, and anti-lock system didn't work. Dealership will be notified.

- Felton, DE, USA

problem #13

Dec 101999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Antilock brakes failed, consumer hit the pedal and it went to the floor.

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #12

Sep 062000

Lumina

  • miles
Also having problems with brake systems.

- Westley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #11

Aug 262000

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes at 20 mph or less it momentarily loses brakes for approximately 3-5 seconds before restoring them. Dealer notified, and unable to duplicate the problem. Vehicle had brake failures repeatdly. Anti lock brake light came and stayed on while driving.

- Shell Knob, MO, USA

problem #10

Aug 282000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Brakes keep failing prematurely. Rotors and calipers have been replaced 3 times, and brake pads replaced 4 times within a 1 1/2 yr. Dealer could not determine cause.

- Rosebush, MI, USA

problem #9

Apr 062000

Lumina

  • miles
While driving stepped on brake pedal and brakes wiould make noise. Noise increased when it was raining or during extended stopping distance.

- New Port News, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 081999

Lumina

  • miles

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

I took car back several time where I purchased it they said everything ok. Still having problem I took car to brake centers of America in stfd, ct. I still have same problems paid almost $600.oo for complete brake job and I still have problems and they are getting worse. I sent letter to brake center and to better business bureau back in 12/1999 and have not heard from anyone mean while brakes are getting worse - thank you.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #7

Mar 082000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Since I bought the car in may of 1997, I have had to have the front brakes repaired or replaced four times. The first time was two weeks after I bought the car, I took it in to the dealer, because the brake fluid kept leaking, and the front disc pulled. They told me that this was a recall problem, and they claimed to fix it. Nine months later I had to have the the front brakes replaced, and the rear brakes adjusted, due to pulling and squeaking, (at sears auto center). Later in October of 1998, I had to replace front discs again. This was when I took my car in for its 60000 mile service. The mechanic at kauffman tire in hiram, ga showed me the wear on the pads and brakes, they replaced the pads and machined the rotors. In June of 1999, the brakes started squeaking again, and it was pulling to the left. I had the brakes fixed at mid-state motors, in manchester, tn, and they worked fine until about mid-February 2000. Now when I pressed the brake pedal, it vibrated violently. I feel that the brakes are wearing and going bad much sooner than they should.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 181999

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
When brake pedal is applied there is a clicking sound, then brakes release and vehicle will continue to roll with the brake pedal going to the floor. Dealer has been contacted.

- Mohawk, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 221997

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 101997

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles

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

While applying ABS brakes pedal goes to the floor. Diagnostic test was done on brake system and no problem was found. Vehicle has an extreme exteneded stopping distance.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 281997

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sloan Chevrolet has had vehicle four times attempting to resolve low pedal. Brake rotors were cut which did raise the pedal slightly; brake system was bled.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 101997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on dry pavement at 20 mph the pedal traveled to the floor, causing extended stopping distance, resulting in a rear end collision. Cause unknown.

- Lynd Hurst, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 291996

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Computer/brakes failed, causing three warning lights to illuminate on the dash, as well as an accident.

- Miller Place, NY, USA

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