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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012008


  • miles


I know of several owners of Chevy Lumina where paints is peeling and engine failure is there anything I can do to start an investigation.

- Greenville, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 152000

Lumina 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Car is delaminating.

- Voorhees, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 282004

Lumina 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
1997 Lumina has paint peeling on the trunk and sides of car. I have seen this on several other white painted Luminas around town and am concerned that this is a paint defect. This peeling process has been going on for some time now but has recently gotten a lot worse. I took my carl to a local= macco painting place and they say that they have seen this a lot in with GM cars from 1997. They even had one getting repainted as we spoke. Took this to a GM dealer and they could not do anything about this. I have a white Lumina that I cannot wash the car at the car wash because the paint is stripped. Also I have a problem with the engine oil light comes on every time I start the car. It will last two or three minutes. Had it checked at a local car dealership and they could not find any problems in their computer even though they saw the problem.

- Galloway, OH, USA

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