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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,167 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012004

Lumina

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina. The contact stated that he noticed a recurring failure within the turn signal switch which would suddenly stop functioning, causing the brake lights to stop working. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the vehicle was repair. The failure occurred two additional times and was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The current mileage was approximately 308,000.

- East Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012007

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles
Brake lights don't always work on 1996 Lumina due to faulty turn signal switch, I've notice this on several other 1995 -2001 Luminas as well.

- Brooklyn Center, MN, USA

problem #4

Dec 082005

Lumina

  • miles
Turn signal switch in Chevrolet Lumina causing brake lights to not work. (except 3rd brake light) from my research, this is a well known issue. For whatever reason the main brake lights go through that switch. The defective switch is causing them not to work. The 3rd brake light is not affected because it's not wired through that switch. I know switches go bad, but this switch has went bad on a lot of vehicles causing no main brake lights and should be recalled.

- Woodridge, IL, USA

problem #3

May 062004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

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

Normal wear and tear causes multi-function switch to fail. This causes safety problems. A small truck was behind me a couple of days ago, and slammed his brakes on behind me. He then pulled next to me and told me my two rear brake lights do not work, but the third (top) one does. Also, rear turn signals do not work. Right signal works most of the time, but switch will not signal a left turn. All bulbs are fine. In researching just in a couple hours, I found about 40 other reports of the same problem. Multi-function switch replacement is the repair most reports cite as working. The repair is costly, requiring disassembly of steering column.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

Nov 072002

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the turn signal switch on the steering colunm. Dealer and manufacture were contacted and stated that there is no problem.

- Alburquerque, NM, USA

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problem #1

Aug 092002

Lumina

  • miles
Turn signal switch is defective. Brake lights and tail lights are not showing in rear, but vehicle dash indicates that they are on. Cause unknown.

- Norfork, VA, USA

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