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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 102003


  • miles


The fuel injection system was defective, it was service on 3 occasions.

- O'fallon, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle was serviced about 2 yrs ago because it started losing power and was running rough. The power window on driver side stopped functioning. Brakes grind when wet even though they have been replaced. Noticed around this time that the car temperature gauge sometimes creeped up above normal. It seemed to be losing anti-freeze. The heater stopped working. I refilled the anti-freeze. It seemed to take care of the problem but it slowly returned. Vehicle was also very slowly losing oil. Last month (10/02) I started home from work. The car suddenly overheated. Strong fumes came into through the vents, burning my eyes. I had to stop repeatedly to let the car cool so that I could get home. I work only 3 miles from home. When I got home, the oil stick contained oil halfway up the stick. Started over flowing from the oil cap when I restarted. Smoke was heavy from the back. Had someone check the car. The car is not functionable. Will not turn over. Replaced the starter but didn't help. There is oil in the radiator, water in the oil. Seems to be fuel in the anti-freeze. Appears to be a blown head gasket or more. Have found out that this make and model year was recalled for motor problems previously paralleling these same problems.

- Nashville, AR, USA

problem #3

Mar 032000

(reported on)


  • miles
This vehicle has experienced a engine check light on or flashing many times throughout the past couple of years. It has stalled on the highway & had to be towed in multiple times. Bulletins apply but the dealer said they had all been done, not according to the repair orders. It is an on going problem that they refuse to acknowledge despite the fact they have experienced the problem. Letter has been sent to the dealer president without resolution & now one sent to GM.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 201999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer smelled strong fumes inside vehicle. Consumer opened the hood, and noticed fuel leaking onto the engine from the fuel pressure valves.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 011999


  • miles
There is a leak coming from power steering and from the " O" rings which is running from under the hood onto the engine.

- Mayfield Heights, OH, USA

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