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10.0

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

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 212003

Lumina

  • miles

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

Electrical components on car stopped working, and I was stuck in the middle of a busy road. Had to have car towed to my house. It turned out to be the alternator. What a hassle.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 092002

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer had noticed some electrical problems with altenator wich had to be replaced ones a year. Dealer wa contacted,

- Rexville Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #4

Sep 132001

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
While parked consumer tried to start vehicle and vehicle would not start. Alternator went out twice within two years. Contacted dealer, and dealer replaced alternator, which was the second one to be replaced.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #3

Jul 012000

Lumina

  • miles

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

Since I purchased this car I have had to replace the alternator 3 different times. Not only that, but the length of time that the alternators last is shortening each time. I have searched the GM website for a possible solution and discovered that I am not the only one that is having this problem. When I purchased the car it had 29, 179 miles on it. The first alternator went out at 34,000 miles (the dealer replaced it). The second alternator went out at 65,000 (at a cost of $265). The most recent replacement was at 97,000+ miles. There was a possible fix posted on the GM website suggesting that it was a design flaw.

- Belleville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 121999

Lumina

  • miles
Vehicle had stalled out while driving. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Was informed the alternator caused the stalling. No indication of why alternator failed.

- Westchester, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 011996

Lumina

  • miles
Alternator failure.

- Morrisville, PA, USA

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