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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 3
Average Mileage:
25,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 302004

Lumina

  • 150,000 miles

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

While driving at low speeds, the vehicle lost power steering.

- Petroleum, WV, USA

problem #5

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fatalities resulting from a rollover of a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina. The steering was defective which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and rollover killing all passengers. The driver's seat belt broke and the sliding door came off during the rollover.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 162003

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
After recall for the power steering assembly 02 V 286 000 was performed the power steering failed again.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #3

Apr 172000

Lumina

  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling about 65mph on the highway and fell asleep at the wheelwhile he was turning around the curb. Vehicle flipped over twice. Consumer crawled out of vehicle, and noticed that flames were coming from underneath the hood. Then car bursted into flames, vehicle was totaled. Consumer wasn't hurt.

- Rochester, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 031997

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Vehicle loses power steering when driving through puddles. This is a serious safety problem. Dealer claims thids happens to all Luminas and camaros, and there is nothing he could do to fix problem.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 241996

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles
Total loss of steering after driving through water.

- Jacksonvil, FL, USA

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