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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
19 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,055 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Oct 092004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,318 miles

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

My Chevrolet Lumina rear ended another vehichle at approximately 15 mph neither airbag deployed. Substantial front end damage, but no injuries.

- Morehead, KY, USA

problem #23

Feb 032003

Lumina

  • miles
Driver's side air bag deployed for no reason. The passenger side air bag deployed as well.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #22

Mar 222004

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
While driving and turning to the left at 5 mph, consumer was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Windshield was shattered, and glass was all over the vehicle. Driver sustained cuts arms and face.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #21

Feb 032003

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, the driver's side air bag deployed inadvertently. The driver sustained injuries from the air bag. The next day the vehicle was started and the passenger side air bag deployed and broke the windshield.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #20

May 282001

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 45-50 mph and was involved in a head-on collison. Consumer and passenger both hit steering wheel and windshield. Dealer stated airbags should have deployed in head-on collision. Manufacturer and dealer have not sent anyone to look at totaled vehicle. There were four injuries in the accident.

- Durham, NC, USA

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problem #19

Dec 032000

Lumina

  • miles
Upon impact seat belts did not tighten, nor did air bags deploy.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #18

Apr 282000

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which driver's air bag did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #17

Sep 221999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mp, had a direct frontal impact, and driver's/ passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in event of a crash.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #16

Sep 221999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mp, had a direct frontal impact, and driver's/ passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in event of a crash.

- Barre, VT, USA

problem #15

Sep 211999

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer's wife was approaching an intersection at the light when another vechicle was trying to make a left turn, and cut in front of her. Other vehicle failed to yield and hit consumer's wife head. Also, dual airbags didn't deploy. Drver sustained neck trauma.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #14

Sep 211999

Lumina

  • miles

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

Consumer's wife was approaching an intersection at the light when another vechicle was trying to make a left turn, and cut in front of her. Other vehicle failed to yield and hit consumer's wife head. Also, dual airbags didn't deploy. Drver sustained neck trauma.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #13

Aug 141999

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer involved in an accident rear ending another vehicle. Upon impact, both airbags didn't deploy.

- Universal City, TX, USA

problem #12

Aug 141999

Lumina

  • miles
Consumer involved in an accident rear ending another vehicle. Upon impact, both airbags didn't deploy.

- Universal City, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 221999

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Air bag warning light remains illuminated, indicating a malfunction within the system. Problem occurs within the air bag module. This module is located under the front of passenger's seat closer to back of car. Module shorted out when a small drink fell to the floor. This created a hazard to passenger's air bag.

- Lynbroook, NY, USA

problem #10

Dec 241997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags: Driving approximately 35mph, road conditions very bad, slid into a car head-on and neither air bag deployed. No one has looked at vehicle yet.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #9

Dec 241997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bags: Driving approximately 35mph, road conditions very bad, slid into a car head-on and neither air bag deployed. No one has looked at vehicle yet.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #8

Sep 251997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving atapproxmately 60 mph when a wheel that had fallen off a 18 wheeler struck consumer's vehicle head on, causing the consumer to move to side, hitting 2 guardrails and pickup truck. Airbags on both sides did not deploy, causing driver cuts on top of head/severe bruising. Hit rearview mirror and windshield. Passenger received cuts on head/broken ribs, and puntured lungs.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #7

Sep 251997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving atapproxmately 60 mph when a wheel that had fallen off a 18 wheeler struck consumer's vehicle head on, causing the consumer to move to side, hitting 2 guardrails and pickup truck. Airbags on both sides did not deploy, causing driver cuts on top of head/severe bruising. Hit rearview mirror and windshield. Passenger received cuts on head/broken ribs, and puntured lungs.

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 201997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both air bags deployed.

- Bedford, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 201997

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both air bags deployed.

- Bedford, IN, USA

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