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1996 Chevrolet Lumina brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 282000

(reported on)


  • 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 #3

Mar 082000

(reported on)


  • 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 #2

Oct 011996


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes defective.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 201997

(reported on)


  • miles
When making sudden or normal stop consumer noticed that the front brakes are burning, causing a very bad odor and excessive front brake wear.

- Highlands, CA, USA

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