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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,980 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 272003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,900 miles


Fuel filter burned up inside gas tank. The wires were burned and the plastic body was burned and charred. Mechanic was surprised that there was no fire or explosion. He said it was probaly a manufacturer defect and being that I had a full tank of gas saved the car from going on fire.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 042000


  • miles
While driving and went to accelerate and engine shutdown. Mechanic listened to car, and could not hear fuel pump turning on. Then, said that fuel pump had broken. Mechanic drained fuel out, and noticed that electrical harness that was plugged into fuel pump shorted out, and caused it to melt. Mechanic insisted that plug was never connected completely by manufacturer. Consumer said when there would be a short and gas low enough, it could explode.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #3

May 171999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump was noticed burning while being removed from engine; manufacturer notified.

- Cranbury, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 031999

(reported on)


  • miles
The engine cut off, lost all power due to the fuel pump burning up. Dealer said that fuel pump needed to be replaced.

- Kilbourne, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 271997

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel pump failed.

- East Highland, CA, USA

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