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8.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,632 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #19

Feb 032004

Lumina

  • 50,000 miles

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

Consumer complained about a problem when shifting gears in cold weather.

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #18

Dec 012000

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side rear window went down would not go back up-no problem with this window before-driver's side front window-sluggish, often loses power......driver's side window knob pushed in cannot retrieve it.....engine began over heating in Nov...antifreeze put in...antifreeze mixed in with engine oil..engine froze up-had to be replaced.........antifreeze part just shatterted as car coming out of parking space--fluids lost-engine lost power---mechanic reports new transmission needed estimates $2,500---mechanic reports that this or similar failures of transmisssion common on this vechicle and that transmission experts are aware of this and have frequent complaints.....all these events occurred in last 6 months in addition to the need of brake hub bearing on left rear wheel..total estimated cost $5,000

- Painesville, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 202000

Lumina

  • miles
Transmission gear casing shattered at about 50 mph leaving vehicle with only 1st gear, no reverse

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 202000

Lumina

  • miles

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

Transmission gear casing shattered at about 50 mph leaving vehicle with only 1st gear, no reverse

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #15

Oct 251999

Lumina

  • miles
During acceleration vehicle failed to shift from 2nd to drive. Drive gear was not engaged and engine raced freely. Upon inspection trans fluid was ok. Vehicle continued not go into drive but could be driven in 2nd. After several miles vehicle began to perfrom normally. Dealer could find no problem with transmission and indicated might be with solinodes in trans. Problem may get worse over time. Hopefully it doesn't fail on 2 lane road during passing manuever!!

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 141999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and stopping at a stop light vehicle started off and would not go over twenty miles per hour.soon after and trying to park, the vehicle would not move at all. A garage diagnoised this as a transmission problem.

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

problem #13

Jul 251999

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at any speed vehicle lost power and the vehicle jumped out gear. Also, engine raced very high.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #12

May 281999

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission pump failed causing vehicle to loose all power to the wheels of the vehicle. Nlm

- Strongsvil, OH, USA

problem #11

Nov 061998

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission keeps slipping, causing the vehicle to go in to reverse without warning.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #10

Aug 161998

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The automatic transmission malfunctioned due to the a tube coming out of the socket, causing the transmission to be inoperative and the vehicle to stall which may cause an accident.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 161998

(reported on)

Lumina

  • miles

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

Transmission slippage in the passing gear mode/engine makes ticking sound.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 011996

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed at purchase.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #7

Nov 131997

Lumina

  • miles
Transmission slips

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #6

Jul 111997

Lumina

  • miles
Driving 40mph transmission went out while in overdrive, shifted to drive & vehicle sputtered; took to dealer & noticed catalytic converter needed replacing; experienced problem w/air conditioner & told nothing wrong; mechanic drove & air conditioner did shut off; said was inside of panel.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #5

May 091996

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Control valve on transmission failed, causing loss of acceleration.

- E. Lansing, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 251996

Lumina

  • miles
Transmission failed, causing vehicle to stall.

- Lake Ronko, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 081996

(reported on)

Lumina

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After driving at hwy speed for several miles then exiting, auto-trans w/overdrive performs erratically, sluggish.

- Lk. Ronk., NY, USA

problem #2

May 091996

Lumina

  • miles
Vehicle would not accelerate above 30 miles per hour due to transmission not shifting up when in overdrive.

- East Lansi, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 011995

Lumina

  • miles
When stopped at light or hill when brakes are applied, vehicle will move backwards.

- Seilins Grov, PA, USA

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